Comedians

The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time  

Ranker Comedy
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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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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf
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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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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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Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Almost Famous, Lords of Dogtown, Los Enchiladas!
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Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Parks and Recreation, We're the Millers, 21 Jump Street
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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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Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Miss March, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton
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Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show
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Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Golden Girls, Maude, Lovers and Other Strangers
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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Win Ben Stein's Money, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.
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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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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction
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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Dennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller, Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed
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Richard Ayoade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Submarine, The Watch, The Boxtrolls
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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Antz
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Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Wrestler, Pootie Tang, Wanderlust
19
H. Jon Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
Archer, Bob's Burgers, Wet Hot American Summer
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Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Up, Elf, JFK
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Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Milton Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time
The Strangerers