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Comedy artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good comedy bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top comedy bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Comedy groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all comedy bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest comedy bands of all time, since the most famous comedy artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best comedy music.

You can click on the comedy band names to see more information about that particular notable comedy group. If they're near the top of the best comedy artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top comedy bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the comedy band names themselves.

List is made up of a variety of artists, including Bill Cosby and Woody Allen. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Bette Midler or Billy Connolly?

All important, significant and iconic names in comedy music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new comedy bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of comedy, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into comedy music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good comedy bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent comedy bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best comedy bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest comedy musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular comedy bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
greomgh added The Lonely Island Hip hop music, Pop music, Comedy hip hop

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1,366 1,158
Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
cqdevetter added Barenaked Ladies Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

3
1,302 1,102
Smothers Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
daportilla001 added Smothers Brothers

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1,432 1,216
The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
cqdevetter added The Bloodhound Gang Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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2,372 2,040
Noise Makers Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Hot Sex For Cash added Noise Makers Anonymous Rock, Metal, Funk - HEAVY-HANDED HUMOR-ROCK at its finest!

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1,257 1,063
They Might Be Giants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
michael-day added They Might Be Giants Experimental rock, Children's music, Alternative rock

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1,225 1,035
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
jim-gilbert added Dead Milkmen Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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1,265 1,179
Trevor Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
conner-can-mailbox added Trevor Moore

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1,192 1,114
Liam Lynch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
michael-day added Liam Lynch Punk rock, Hard rock, Comedy rock

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1,305 1,254
Ray Stevens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
william-martin added Ray Stevens Pop music, Novelty song, Country

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2,228 2,165
"Weird Al" Yankovic Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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1,122 1,094
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Guest_8a902a3c-d827-4279-b66e-8749a3057bbe added Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

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Pleaseeasaur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Pleaseeasaur Comedy

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Tom and Doug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Tom and Doug Hip hop music, Show tune, Rock music

The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 2010s

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Henry D.
Henry D. "Homer" Haynes Comedy, Jazz, Country

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374 356
John Chris Sacedor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Anyone For Tennis? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Anyone For Tennis? Musical theatre, Comedy

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Melissa Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Melissa Young Comedy

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The Mowgli’s is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
michael-day added The Mowgli’s

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1,159 1,194
Bob and Doug McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
RonKinch added Bob and Doug McKenzie

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351 349
Rooftophobo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
TheRuigeMax added Rooftophobo

The Worst Bands of All Time

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Craig Millard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
patcraigmillard added Craig Millard

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1,126 1,192
Dr. Teeth and The Electric May... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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1,979 2,128
The Squids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Squids Comedy, Punk rock

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1,214 1,301
The Rutles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Rutles Rock music, Pop rock, Parody music

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Richard Cheese & Lounge Agains... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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1,201 1,340
Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Benny Hill Comedy

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1,164 1,299
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Groucho Marx Comedy

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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Star Turn on 45 (Pints) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Star Turn on 45 (Pints) Pop music, Comedy, Novelty song

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Liam Kyle Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Liam Kyle Sullivan Hardcore hip hop, Rapcore, Comedy

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912 1,017
Allan Sherman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
lynn-mohney added Allan Sherman

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904 1,009
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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1,642 1,844
Tenacious D is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
timothy-carlsen added Tenacious D Rock music, Heavy metal, Acoustic music

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1,571 1,770
Cheech & Chong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
zach-washa added Steel Panther Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Lano & Woodley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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218 247
Max Boyce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Max Boyce Folk music, Comedy

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Doc Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Doc Brown Soundtrack, Rap music, Comedy

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353 404
Kid 'n' Play is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Kid 'n' Play Hip hop music, New jack swing, Pop rap

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Julia Montes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Julia Montes Comedy

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EastEnd Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
EastEnd Cabaret Cabaret, Comedy

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Neil Cicierega is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Neil Cicierega Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias Rock music, Comedy

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The Rubberbandits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Rubberbandits Hip Hop, Satire, Comedy

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236 268
Jaswinder Bhalla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Jake Thackray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Jake Thackray Folk music, Comedy

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The 1947 California Cupcake Co... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
josh-mcdevitt-spall added The 1947 California Cupcake Company Acousticomedy

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Jethro Burns is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Homer and Jethro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Homer and Jethro Parody music, Comedy, Country

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Dootsie Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Dootsie Williams Doo-wop, Comedy, Gospel music