Comedians The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote 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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Matt Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Matt Donnelly added Matt Donnelly
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Paul Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
ALPHAGAMING added Paul Mattingly
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Brent Mukai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Aaron1 added Brent Mukai

My name is Brent Mukai! I am a comedian, actor/voice actor and screenwriter born in Hawaii, now living in Las Vegas.

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Ryan Stiles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Two and a Half Men, The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)
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210 132
Colin Mochrie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Lucky Numbers
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171 126
Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Let's Make A Deal, The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line is It Anway?
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135 135
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me
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110 105
Mike
Nug Nahrgang added Mike "Nug" Nahrgang The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Love Guru, Cube Zero
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89 109
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls
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91 113
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Bridesmaids, Despicable Me 2, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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90 112
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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88 111
Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Carson on TCM
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76 93
Keegan-Michael Key is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Just Go With It, Role Models, Key & Peele
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79 105
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show
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69 97
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock
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71 119
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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59 101
Jordan Peele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Key & Peele, Little Fockers, Mad TV
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57 108
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Ted 2, Sisters
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38 90
Jason Mantzoukas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
The League, The Dictator, Ride Along
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30 87
Nick Kroll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
The League, I Love You, Man
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39 115
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fever Pitch
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29 90
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
30 Rock, Cop Out, Saturday Night Live
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29 96
Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Glee, Wreck-It Ralph, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
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24 84
Zach Woods is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
The Office, The Other Guys, Silicon Valley
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Lee Bells is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Improv Comedians of All Time
Armste added Lee Bells Half of the Improv comedy duo - "Don't Mind Us" - Saskatchewan, Canada. www.dontmindus.ca