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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55 20
Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, Babe: Pig in the City

2
48 15
Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Almost Famous, Lords of Dogtown, Los Enchiladas!

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55 21
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Dirty Work, Billy Madison, Saturday Night Live

4
46 17
Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Parks and Recreation, We're the Millers, 21 Jump Street

5
42 18
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

6
32 15
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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29 18
Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Golden Girls, Maude, Lovers and Other Strangers

8
35 24
Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

9
29 19
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

10
28 19
Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Demetri Martin. Person., Important Things with Demetri Martin

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23 15
Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Win Ben Stein's Money, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

12
19 13
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.

13
26 21
Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Wrestler, Pootie Tang, Wanderlust

14
23 18
Richard Ayoade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Submarine, The Watch, The Boxtrolls

15
17 13
H. Jon Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Archer, Bob's Burgers, Wet Hot American Summer

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21 19
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Antz

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16 16
Milton Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Strangerers

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30 32
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary

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18 19
Jack Dee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

20
20 24
Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party

21
13 16
Michael Ian Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Run, Fatboy, Run

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17 24
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Easy A

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9 15
Jonathan Katz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
House of Games, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

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9 16
Nathan Fielder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time