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

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Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Smothers Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
daportilla001 added Smothers Brothers

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The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
cqdevetter added Barenaked Ladies Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Noise Makers Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Rutles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Rutles Rock music, Pop rock, Parody music

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Liam Kyle Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Liam Kyle Sullivan Hardcore hip hop, Rapcore, Comedy

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Richard Cheese & Lounge Agains... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Star Turn on 45 (Pints) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Star Turn on 45 (Pints) Pop music, Comedy, Novelty song

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"Weird Al" Yankovic Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 2010s

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Dr. Teeth and The Electric May... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Trevor Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
conner-can-mailbox added Trevor Moore

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Ray Stevens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
william-martin added Ray Stevens Pop music, Novelty song, Country

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Liam Lynch is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Allan Sherman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
lynn-mohney added Allan Sherman

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Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Benny Hill Comedy

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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Groucho Marx Comedy

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Peter Cook & Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Tenacious D is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Cheech & Chong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Bob and Doug McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
RonKinch added Bob and Doug McKenzie

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Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
zach-washa added Steel Panther Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

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Doug Anthony All Stars is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Tom Lehrer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
lynn-mohney added Tom Lehrer

21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

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Paul and Storm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Paul and Storm Comedy, Comedy rock

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The Axis of Awesome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
shawn-ravenfire added The Axis of Awesome Comedy rock

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Cledus T. Judd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
william-martin added Cledus T. Judd Parody music, Country

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Michi-chan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Michi-chan J-pop, Comedy

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The Moldy Peaches is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Moldy Peaches Anti-folk, Garage rock, Comedy music

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Tripod is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
benay-vickisdóttir added Tripod Folk rock, Acoustic music, Musical comedy

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Judge Dread is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Judge Dread Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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Topp Twins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Topp Twins Folk music, Yodeling, Comedy

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The Method Actors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
michael-day added The Method Actors New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Bob Rivers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Bob Rivers Rock music, Comedy, Christmas music

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Ogden Edsl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Ogden Edsl Comedy

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Rockin' Berries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Rockin' Berries Pop music, Rock music, Comedy

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Manic Opera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Manic Opera Comedy

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Jasper Carrott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

The Best Nicki Minaj Albums of All Time

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The Lancashire Hotpots is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Lancashire Hotpots Folk music, Comedy

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Fascinating Aïda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Fascinating Aïda Cabaret, Satire, Comedy

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Lil Dicky Hip hop music

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Stefan Raab is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Stefan Raab Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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EastEnd Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
EastEnd Cabaret Cabaret, Comedy

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

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Julia Montes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Julia Montes Comedy

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Neil Cicierega is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Neil Cicierega Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music