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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 957.9k votes 45.6k voters 600.4k views339 items

List RulesMay include some comedic actors, but mainly people that make you laugh no matter what they do

The funniest people of all time are a mix of actors, comedians, and even a few people who probably didn't start off trying to be funny. Included in this list of people vying for the title of funniest person ever are the funniest stand-up comedians of all time and the funniest actors and actresses ever. One thing's for sure: these funny actors and comedians are at the top of their ha ha games and could make most people laugh 'til they pee.

The funniest people ever include actors like Will Ferrell and John Belushi, comedians-turned-actors like Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy, and general funny people like George Carlin and John Cleese. While ranking a funny person is completely subjective, the folks on this list of funny people are undeniably hilarious. The real question is: who is the funniest person ever?

This is your chance to decide! Vote for the funniest comedians and actors and help decide once and for all who the funniest person alive or dead really is. If your favorite funny person isn't on the list of the funniest people ever, make sure to add them so others can revel in their hilarity.
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  • 1
    Steve Martin
    9,417
    4,730

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • 2
    Bill Murray
    9,986
    5,675

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 3
    Richard Pryor
    7,618
    4,373

    Richard Pryor

    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 4
    Robin Williams
    13,863
    8,261

    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 5
    Eddie Murphy
    10,158
    6,990

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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  • 6
    Steve Carell
    9,525
    6,578

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 7
    Dave Chappelle
    8,025
    4,668

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

  • 8
    Jim Carrey
    11,979
    8,468

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • 9
    Charlie Chaplin
    5,174
    2,461

    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • 10
    Will Ferrell
    11,639
    8,546

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Irvine

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  • 11
    Chris Farley
    7,960
    5,774

    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 12
    Mel Brooks
    6,220
    4,543

    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 13
    John Candy
    6,628
    4,774

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • 14
    Betty White
    5,424
    3,830

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 15
    Gene Wilder
    5,048
    3,655

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 16
    Tom Hanks
    5,399
    2,232

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 17
    Martin Short
    2,329
    1,609

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

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  • 18
    Leslie Nielsen
    6,288
    4,828

    Leslie Nielsen

    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

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  • 19
    John Cleese
    5,284
    4,016

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

  • 20
    George Carlin
    7,851
    6,107

    George Carlin

    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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  • 21
    Don Rickles
    2,669
    1,839

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • 22
    Rowan Atkinson
    6,261
    4,492

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

  • 23
    Paul Rudd
    3,432
    2,337

    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • 24
    Chris Rock
    6,854
    5,323

    Chris Rock

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • 25
    Lucille Ball
    5,373
    4,096

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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