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

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Star Turn on 45 (Pints) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Star Turn on 45 (Pints) Pop music, Comedy, Novelty song

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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Peter Cook & Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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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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Allan Sherman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
lynn-mohney added Allan Sherman

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Groucho Marx Comedy

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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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Tom Lehrer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
lynn-mohney added Tom Lehrer

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Freddie Starr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Freddie Starr Comedy

21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

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Max Boyce is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Max Boyce Folk music, Comedy

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The 1947 California Cupcake Co... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
josh-mcdevitt-spall added The 1947 California Cupcake Company Acousticomedy

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Makisig Morales is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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Seth and Willie Fred is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Seth and Willie Fred Parody music, Comedy, Country

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Amateur Transplants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music

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The Arrogant Worms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Arrogant Worms Folk music, Comedy

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Doc Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Doc Brown Soundtrack, Rap music, Comedy

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias Rock music, Comedy

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Spaghetti Western Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Spaghetti Western Orchestra Comedy, Film score

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The Rubberbandits is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
The Rubberbandits Hip Hop, Satire, Comedy

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Yuppie Pricks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Yuppie Pricks Rock music, Comedy, Punk rock

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

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

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Michael Ball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Michael Ball Pop music, Rock music, Musical theatre

The Best Nicki Minaj Albums of All Time

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The Axis of Awesome is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
shawn-ravenfire added The Axis of Awesome Comedy rock

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ApologetiX is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
ApologetiX Contemporary Christian music, Parody music, Comedy

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Boymongoose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Boymongoose Pop music, Comedy

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Rhett and Link is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
shane-tuttle added Rhett and Link

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Afroman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Afroman Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop, Funk

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Bob Rivers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Bob Rivers Rock music, Comedy, Christmas music

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Professor Elemental is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
greomgh added Professor Elemental Steampunk, Hip Hop

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Dermot Morgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comedy Bands & Artists in Music
Dermot Morgan Comedy