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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 932.9k votes 44.5k voters 595.0k 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 Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    13,652
    7,604

    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    8,857
    4,626

    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
    9,839
    5,583

    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
    7,451
    4,293

    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
    10,000
    6,361

    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
    7,865
    4,020

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

  • 7
    Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    9,390
    5,935

    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
    6,132
    3,923

    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
    11,809
    7,819

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • 10
    Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,948
    3,021

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

  • 11
    Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,832
    5,138

    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    John Candy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,506
    4,151

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • 13
    Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    11,487
    7,894

    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
    4,534
    2,388

    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
    5,198
    3,506

    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
    5,324
    3,199

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 17
    Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,188
    4,368

    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
    6,161
    3,924

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

  • 19
    Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    6,757
    4,841

    Chris Rock

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • 20
    George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    7,739
    5,634

    George Carlin

    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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  • 21
    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,752
    2,145

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 22
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    5,300
    4,021

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • 23
    Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    2,246
    1,522

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

  • 24
    Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    2,615
    1,742

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • 25
    Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
    4,547
    3,333

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

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