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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 935.7k votes 44.6k voters 595.7k 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
    13,679
    7,685

    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
    8,945
    4,641

    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
    9,855
    5,595

    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
    7,465
    4,305

    Richard Pryor

    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, USA, Illinois

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  • 5
    Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    10,016
    6,436

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 6
    Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,887
    4,094

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., 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
    9,402
    6,011

    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
    6,142
    3,990

    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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  • 9
    John Candy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,524
    4,214

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • 10
    Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    11,839
    7,889

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • 11
    Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,961
    3,093

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

  • 12
    Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,849
    5,204

    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
    11,506
    7,971

    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
    4,604
    2,395

    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • 15
    John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,207
    3,580

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

  • 16
    Betty White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,334
    3,269

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 17
    Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,203
    4,444

    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
    6,175
    4,002

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

  • 19
    George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,750
    5,713

    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
    6,767
    4,921

    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
    4,832
    2,157

    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
    2,260
    1,530

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

  • 23
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,304
    4,038

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • 24
    Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    3,371
    2,207

    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • 25
    Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    2,618
    1,779

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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