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The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors 

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

This list ranks the funniest Jewish stand-up comedians and comedic actors—which is no easy task, because there are seemingly millions of them. Many, perhaps most 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 them up, and click "rank your version" to make your own list.

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 92 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 85 from USA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 87 (1890-1977) from New York City, New York, United States of America
4
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 91 from New York City, USA, New York
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 71 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004) from USA, New York, Deer Park
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 70 from Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 55 (1925-1980) from Southsea, England
9
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 64 from New York City, New York, United States of America
10
Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 78 (1897-1975) from New York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York
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Curly Howard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 49 (1903-1952) from Bensonhurst, New York City, New York, United States of America
12
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 52 from New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Brooklyn, Continental United States
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
hellodalai added Age 58 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 92 from New York City, USA, New York
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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 43 (1946-1989) from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
16
Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Larry Fine Dec. at 73 (1902-1975) from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 80 (1894-1974) from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
18
Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 59 from USA, Newark, New Jersey
19
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 53 from New York City, New York, United States of America
20
Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014) from USA, New York, Yonkers
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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Dec. at 76 (1888-1964) from New York City, New York, United States of America
22
Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 54 from Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Age 92 from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dec. at 57 (1942-1999) from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
donovanrobben10 added Age 96 from New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, The Bronx, Continental United States