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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44 14
Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Almost Famous, Lords of Dogtown, Los Enchiladas!

2
49 19
Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, Babe: Pig in the City

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50 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

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41 16
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
38 17
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

6
30 13
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

7
33 22
Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

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26 16
Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Golden Girls, Maude, Lovers and Other Strangers

9
23 14
Richard Ayoade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Submarine, The Watch, The Boxtrolls

10
25 17
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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20 13
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
25 18
Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Wrestler, Pootie Tang, Wanderlust

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26 19
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

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15 12
H. Jon Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Archer, Bob's Burgers, Wet Hot American Summer

15
14 11
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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19 17
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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29 28
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 17 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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15 14
Milton Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Strangerers

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17 17
Jack Dee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

20
13 14
Michael Ian Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Run, Fatboy, Run

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19 23
Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party

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17 22
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
Nathan Fielder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time

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8 14
Jonathan Katz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
House of Games, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist