Comedians The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the stand-up comedians and comic actors who perform in deadpan.

This list contains information about the best deadpan comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best deadpan comedians come in many forms. Some famous deadpan comedians got their start working New York comedy clubs while other deadpan comics found the funny on Saturday Night Live. A few hilarious deadpan comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top deadpan comedians list? Todd Barry has to be at the top. Whether he is riffing with the crowd or sarcastically analyzing the appeal of egg salad sandwiches, Todd Barry's deadpan delivery encourages endless laughter. Norm Macdonald's deadpan style worked great as the host of “Weekend Update” just as it does on the stand-up stage.

Tig Notaro finds the funny in dark topics using personal experiences and deadpan delivery. Other hilarious comics featured on this best deadpan comedians list include Steven Wright, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Ian Black.

Which deadpan comedian do you think is the funniest? Give the best comics a thumbs up and share some of your favorite comedy specials in the comments section.

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Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Mitch Hedberg Almost Famous, Lords of Dogtown, Los Enchiladas!

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Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Steven Wright Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, Babe: Pig in the City

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Norm Macdonald Dirty Work, Billy Madison, Saturday Night Live

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Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation, We're the Millers, 21 Jump Street

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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Aubrey Plaza Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Bob Newhart Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

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Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Bea Arthur The Golden Girls, Maude, Lovers and Other Strangers

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Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Todd Barry The Wrestler, Pootie Tang, Wanderlust

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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Jimmy Carr 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

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Richard Ayoade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Richard Ayoade Submarine, The Watch, The Boxtrolls

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Ben Stein Win Ben Stein's Money, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Demetri Martin Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Demetri Martin. Person., Important Things with Demetri Martin

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Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Buster Keaton The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Jane Curtin Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Antz

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Sarah Silverman Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary

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Milton Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Milton Jones The Strangerers

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H. Jon Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
H. Jon Benjamin Archer, Bob's Burgers, Wet Hot American Summer

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Jack Dee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Jack Dee Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

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Michael Ian Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Michael Ian Black Run, Fatboy, Run

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Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Tig Notaro Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party

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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Fred Armisen Saturday Night Live, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Easy A

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Jonathan Katz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Jonathan Katz House of Games, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

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Nathan Fielder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time