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The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time

Updated July 9, 2020 11.0k votes 1.4k voters 21.8k views40 items

List RulesVote up the funniest, most creative comedians who do the most impressive off-the-cuff improvisational comedy.

This list contains information about the best improv comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best improvisational comedians come in many forms. Some famous comedians who are great at improv started at Second City while other improv comedians thrive on the stand-up stage. A few hilarious improv comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top improv comedians list? Amy Poehler has to be at the top. Not only did Poehler become a household name after starring on Saturday Night Live, she also co-founded the famed Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe. Her UCB partners in comedy, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, are also among the best improvisational comedians of all time.

Todd Barry has been known to go on stand-up tours based solely on crowd work, so each set is completely improvised and unique. Other hilarious comics featured on this best improv comedians list include Stephen Colbert, Kristen Wiig, and Jane Lynch.

Which improvisational comedian do you think is the funniest? Give the best comics a thumbs up and please add any hilarious improv stars we may have missed.

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  • 26
    Zach Woods
    49
    126

    Zach Woods

    The Office, The Other Guys
  • 27
    Jo Koy
    37
    114

    Jo Koy

    Showtime at the Apollo, ComicView
  • 28
    Matt Walsh
    31
    110

    Matt Walsh

    The Hangover, Ted
  • 29
    Jack McBrayer
    30
    106

    Jack McBrayer

    30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph
  • 30
    Matt Besser
    32
    118

    Matt Besser

    Bad Teacher, Year One
  • 31
    Paul Scheer
    25
    107

    Paul Scheer

    The League, Year One
  • 32
    Chris Hardwick
    25
    129

    Chris Hardwick

    Talking Dead, Attack of the Show!
  • 33
    14
    56

    Lee Bells

    Half of the Improv comedy duo - "Don't Mind Us" - Saskatchewan, Canada. www.dontmindus.ca
  • 34
    Marc Maron
    21
    128

    Marc Maron

    Almost Famous, Sleepwalk with Me
  • 35
    Chris Gethard
    16
    105

    Chris Gethard

    The Other Guys, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • 36
    Ian Roberts
    14
    100

    Ian Roberts

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Superman Returns
  • 37
    Rob Corddry
    13
    102

    Rob Corddry

    Old School, The Daily Show
  • 38
    Todd Barry
    13
    102

    Todd Barry

    The Wrestler, Pootie Tang
  • 39
    John Lutz
    12
    103

    John Lutz

  • 40
    Mark Schweighardt
    5
    44

    Mark Schweighardt

    The better half of the Improv comedy duo "Don't Mind Us" - Saskatchewan, Canada. www.dontmindus.ca