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List Rules Vote up which Jewish comedian you think is the funniest.

This list contains information about the funniest stand-up comedians and comedic actors who are Jewish, ranked by your votes. Several of the funniest comedians of all time are Jewish. Some of these celebrities are Jewish by religion, while others are Jewish by ancestry. Many of these famous comics poke fun at their heritage in their acts.

Who are some of the most famous stand-up comedians who are Jewish? Bob Saget, Jeff Ross, and David Cross all made our list. Several hilarious female comics are also Jewish. Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, and Roseanne Barr all come from Jewish backgrounds. Woody Allen has often shared what it is like to be a Jewish comedian in New York with his funny films.

Many famous comedic actors are Jewish, including Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill. These two funnymen have teamed up for several R-rated comedies including This Is the End, Superbad and The 40-Year Old Virgin. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David is Jewish, as are his friends and frequent collaborators, Richard Lewis and Jason Alexander. The Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges were also Jewish.

Which Jewish comedian do you think is the funniest? Vote on this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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548 111
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Mel Brooks The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

25 Famous People with Jewish Fathers 33 Comedic Actors Who Have Been Nominated for Oscars

2
501 92
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles

3
384 108
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Billy Crystal Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

4
359 150
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Rodney Dangerfield Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

5
350 138
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Groucho Marx Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

6
387 193
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian

7
350 132
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jerry Stiller The King of Queens, Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid

8
315 126
Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Don Rickles Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2

9
449 179
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

10
303 104
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Gilda Radner Saturday Night Live, Haunted Honeymoon, Animalympics

11
261 135
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Being There, The Pink Panther

12
335 147
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Ben Stiller Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

13
282 134
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Seth Rogen This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad

14
238 92
Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
donovanrobben10 added Carl Reiner Your Show of Shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Thrill of It All

15
261 87
Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Madeline Kahn Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, A Bug's Life

The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time 14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

16
335 157
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jon Stewart The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The 78th Annual Academy Awards

17
186 99
Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Moe Howard It's a Mad, Mad, Mad

18
222 82
George Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
MikeLeebaw added George Burns The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Oh, God!

19
211 111
Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Sid Caesar Grease, It's a Mad, Mad

20
201 94
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Harold Ramis Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Analyze This

21
194 90
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Rick Moranis Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

22
164 85
Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Larry Fine The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

23
259 145
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jack Black School of Rock, King Kong, Kung Fu Panda

24
178 98
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Harpo Marx Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races

25
242 127
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Larry David Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges

26
223 98
Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Bea Arthur The Golden Girls, Maude, Lovers and Other Strangers

27
203 102
Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jack Benny The Jack Benny Program, To be or not To Be, Broadway Melody of 1936

28
188 118
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jerry Lewis The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Bellboy

29
206 105
Jeff Goldblum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jeff Goldblum Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Independence Day

The Funniest Indian Comedians of All Time The Best Second Careers

30
161 74
Curly Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Curly Howard The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, Sing a Song of Six Pants

31
189 107
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jon Lovitz Happiness, Big, The Brave Little Toaster

32
187 92
Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Goldie Hawn Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, Overboard

33
129 54
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
hellodalai added Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld, A Bug's Life, The New Adventures of Old Christine

34
182 100
Danny Kaye is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Danny Kaye An Hour with Danny Kaye, EPCOT Center: The Opening Celebration (1982), The Court jester

35
201 128
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jonah Hill 21 Jump Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, Superbad

36
175 99
Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Mayim Bialik The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Beaches

37
208 127
Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jason Alexander Seinfeld, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pretty Woman

38
179 93
Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Hank Azaria The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Godzilla

39
188 111
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Seth Green The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

40
171 95
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

41
82 29
Marty Feldman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Tom Islava added Marty Feldman The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Educating Archie

42
134 75
Rhea Perlman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Rhea Perlman Cheers, Matilda, The Sessions

43
216 151
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Joan Rivers Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show

The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time The Best War Movies Ever

44
180 164
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Woody Allen Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

45
177 109
Fran Drescher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Fran Drescher The Nanny, Hotel Transylvania, The Beautician and the Beast

46
110 69
Melissa Rauch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Melissa Rauch The Big Bang Theory, The Bronze, I Love You

47
67 20
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Charlie Erb added Dick Van Dyke Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

48
153 101
Milton Berle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Milton Berle AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, The Hollywood Palace, Hey

49
157 81
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Andy Samberg Hotel Transylvania, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live

50
199 138
Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Sacha Baron Cohen Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Brüno, The Dictator