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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 951.7k votes 45.3k voters 598.7k 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
    13,796
    8,068

    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 2
    Steve Martin
    9,357
    4,691

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • 3
    Bill Murray
    9,935
    5,643

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 4
    Richard Pryor
    7,554
    4,349

    Richard Pryor

    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 5
    Eddie Murphy
    10,110
    6,800

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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  • 6
    Steve Carell
    9,482
    6,381

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 7
    Dave Chappelle
    7,977
    4,475

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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  • 8
    Jim Carrey
    11,930
    8,269

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • 9
    Charlie Chaplin
    4,975
    2,443

    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • 10
    John Candy
    6,591
    4,584

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • 11
    Mel Brooks
    6,200
    4,354

    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 12
    Gene Wilder
    5,026
    3,465

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 13
    Chris Farley
    7,929
    5,581

    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 14
    Betty White
    5,398
    3,637

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 15
    Will Ferrell
    11,592
    8,347

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Irvine

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  • 16
    Rowan Atkinson
    6,239
    4,368

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

  • 17
    Tom Hanks
    5,212
    2,201

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 18
    John Cleese
    5,260
    3,940

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

  • 19
    Leslie Nielsen
    6,262
    4,797

    Leslie Nielsen

    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

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  • 20
    George Carlin
    7,824
    6,059

    George Carlin

    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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  • 21
    Martin Short
    2,306
    1,582

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

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  • 22
    Chris Rock
    6,821
    5,275

    Chris Rock

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • 23
    Lucille Ball
    5,353
    4,078

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • 24
    Paul Rudd
    3,411
    2,325

    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, USA

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  • 25
    Don Rickles
    2,651
    1,826

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America