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The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

Updated March 24, 2021 13.1k votes 1.7k voters 84.4k views120 items

List RulesVote up the directors you think make the funniest comedies.

These titans of comedy are the best comedy directors to ever make side-splitting movies. This list includes film directors that specialize in hilarious slapstick, comedy-dramas, directing their own work, or those who just know how to capture perfect comedic timing. Of all of these gems, who are the top comedy directors in the entire world of film?

This list includes frequent Hollywood collaborators like the Farrelly Brothers (known for Dumb & Dumber and There's Something About Mary, among others) and David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, responsible for Airplane!, one of the funniest movies of all time. This list of the funniest directors spans the history of the big screen, starting with Charlie Chaplin, who made his first silent movie in 1921.

Vote up the directors with the most successful comedies under their belts or who just make you laugh the most! Then check back in to see if your favorite comedy directors topped the list! You might also enjoy this list of rom-com directors.

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