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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 952.6k votes 45.3k voters 598.9k 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
    Steve Martin
    9,362
    4,698

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • 2
    Robin Williams
    13,805
    8,107

    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 3
    Bill Murray
    9,945
    5,652

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 4
    Richard Pryor
    7,565
    4,355

    Richard Pryor

    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • 5
    Eddie Murphy
    10,122
    6,844

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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  • 6
    Steve Carell
    9,487
    6,429

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 7
    Dave Chappelle
    7,982
    4,521

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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  • 8
    Jim Carrey
    11,942
    8,315

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • 9
    Charlie Chaplin
    5,018
    2,447

    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • 10
    John Candy
    6,597
    4,630

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • 11
    Mel Brooks
    6,200
    4,400

    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 12
    Chris Farley
    7,936
    5,625

    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 13
    Gene Wilder
    5,029
    3,511

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 14
    Betty White
    5,401
    3,683

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 15
    Will Ferrell
    11,604
    8,391

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Irvine

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  • 16
    Tom Hanks
    5,255
    2,205

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 17
    John Cleese
    5,264
    3,982

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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  • 18
    Rowan Atkinson
    6,242
    4,414

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

  • 19
    Leslie Nielsen
    6,265
    4,804

    Leslie Nielsen

    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

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  • 20
    George Carlin
    7,827
    6,094

    George Carlin

    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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  • 21
    Martin Short
    2,307
    1,589

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

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  • 22
    Don Rickles
    2,652
    1,829

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • 23
    Lucille Ball
    5,356
    4,081

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • 24
    Chris Rock
    6,827
    5,308

    Chris Rock

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • 25
    Paul Rudd
    3,415
    2,326

    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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