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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 1.1m votes 48.4k voters 612.6k 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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  • Robin Williams1
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    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bill Murray3
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    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Richard Pryor4
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    Richard Pryor

    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Eddie Murphy5
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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  • Dave Chappelle6
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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Charlie Chaplin7
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    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • John Candy8
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    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • Mel Brooks9
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    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Jim Carrey10
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    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • Steve Carell11
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    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, USA

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  • George Carlin12
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    George Carlin

    Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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  • Chris Farley13
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    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Betty White14
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    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • Will Ferrell15
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    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

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  • Tom Hanks16
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    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • John Cleese17
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    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

  • Gene Wilder18
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    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Lucille Ball19
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    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • Leslie Nielsen20
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    Leslie Nielsen

    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

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  • Laurel and Hardy21

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  • Danny DeVito22
    5,327
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    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

  • Tim Conway23
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    Tim Conway

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceWilloughby, Ohio, USA

  • Rowan Atkinson24
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    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

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  • Jack Black25
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    Jack Black

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

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