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The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time

List RulesVote 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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    245
    101

    Norm Macdonald

    Dirty Work, Billy Madison
  • 2
    216
    92

    Steven Wright

    Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers
  • 3
    181
    92
    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show
  • 4
    170
    88

    Mitch Hedberg

    Almost Famous, Lords of Dogtown
  • 5
    153
    87

    Nick Offerman

    Parks and Recreation, We're the Millers
  • 6
    148
    91

    Aubrey Plaza

    Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed
  • 7
    88
    49
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    Anthony Jeselnik

    Miss March, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton
  • 8
    128
    91
    Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack
  • 9
    79
    51
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    Johnny Carson

    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost
  • 10
    102
    75
    The Golden Girls, Maude
  • 11
    81
    56
    The General, Steamboat Bill
  • 12
    66
    50
    homedecorbylauren addedDennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller
  • 13
    86
    78

    Jimmy Carr

    8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live
  • 14
    89
    81
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Demetri Martin. Person.
  • 15
    84
    76
    Win Ben Stein's Money, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
  • 16
    62
    56

    Jane Curtin

    Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • 17
    71
    69

    Richard Ayoade

    Submarine, The Watch
  • 18
    69
    78

    Tig Notaro

    Walk of Shame, In a World...
  • 19
    65
    73

    Fred Armisen

    Saturday Night Live, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
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    23
    20
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  • 21
    39
    45
    homedecorbylauren addedUp, Elf
  • 22
    79
    101

    Sarah Silverman

    Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock
  • 23
    7
    9
    Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Bill Hicks: Sane Man
  • 24
    45
    66

    Todd Barry

    The Wrestler, Pootie Tang
  • 25
    32
    55

    H. Jon Benjamin

    Archer, Bob's Burgers
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