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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 934.1k votes 44.5k voters 595.3k 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
    Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    13,659
    7,637

    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 2
    Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    8,893
    4,633

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • 3
    Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    9,842
    5,588

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 4
    Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,455
    4,297

    Richard Pryor

    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, USA, Illinois

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  • 5
    Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,872
    4,054

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

  • 6
    Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    10,006
    6,396

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 7
    Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    9,390
    5,967

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • 8
    Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,134
    3,948

    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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  • 9
    Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    11,820
    7,846

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • 10
    John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,511
    4,176

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • 11
    Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,954
    3,047

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 12
    Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,839
    5,161

    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 13
    Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    11,494
    7,924

    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

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  • 14
    Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,561
    2,390

    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • 15
    Betty White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,326
    3,223

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 16
    John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,201
    3,532

    BirthplaceEurasia, Weston-super-Mare, South West England, United Kingdom, North Somerset

  • 17
    Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,195
    4,394

    Leslie Nielsen

    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

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  • 18
    Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,164
    3,954

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

  • 19
    George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,744
    5,666

    George Carlin

    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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  • 20
    Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,757
    4,878

    Chris Rock

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • 21
    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,784
    2,151

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 22
    Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    2,254
    1,523

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

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  • 23
    Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    2,616
    1,752

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • 24
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,300
    4,032

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • 25
    Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,551
    3,334

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

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