Comedians

The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time 

Ranker Comedy
Updated May 3, 2019 2.4k votes 456 voters 14.8k views 31 items

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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Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 63 from Cambridge, USA, Massachusetts
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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 55 from Canada, Quebec City
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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 89 from Oak Park, USA, Illinois
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Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 37 (1968-2005) from Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
5
Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 48 from Joliet, Illinois, United States of America
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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 34 from Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
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Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 87 (1922-2009) from New York City, USA, New York
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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 45 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 74 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
10
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 75 from New York City, USA, New York, Lower Manhattan
11
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1895-1966) from Piqua, Kansas, United States of America
12
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Dec. at 80 (1925-2005) from Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America
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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 46 from London Borough of Hounslow, London, United Kingdom
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Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Age 40 from Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
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Richard Ayoade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 41 from Whipps Cross, London, United Kingdom
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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Age 66 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Tig Notaro Age 47 from Jackson, USA, Mississippi
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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 71 from Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 54 from New York City, USA, New York
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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 48 from Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America
21
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 52 from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America
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H. Jon Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Age 52 from Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Age 89 from Kansas City, USA, Missouri
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Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Age 35 from New York City
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Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Age 45 from Evanston, Illinois, United States of America