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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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754 152
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

2
686 135
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles

3
530 170
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

4
499 196
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

5
486 179
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

6
455 156
Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2

7
548 258
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian

8
360 168
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Being There, The Pink Panther

9
415 143
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Saturday Night Live, Haunted Honeymoon, Animalympics

10
459 194
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The King of Queens, Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid

11
340 127
Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
donovanrobben10 added Your Show of Shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Thrill of It All

12
575 272
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

13
357 124
Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, A Bug's Life

14
270 131
Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad

15
392 167
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges

16
439 213
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

17
395 201
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad

18
318 111
George Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
MikeLeebaw added The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Oh, God!

19
293 140
Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Grease, It's a Mad, Mad

20
236 113
Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

21
275 125
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Analyze This

22
431 214
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The 78th Annual Academy Awards

23
174 48
Marty Feldman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Tom Islava added The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Educating Archie

24
244 99
Curly Howard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, Sing a Song of Six Pants

25
252 129
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races

26
285 127
Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Jack Benny Program, To be or not To Be, Broadway Melody of 1936

27
233 92
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
hellodalai added Seinfeld, A Bug's Life, The New Adventures of Old Christine

28
353 193
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
School of Rock, King Kong, Kung Fu Panda

29
257 127
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

30
271 157
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Bellboy

31
262 139
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Happiness, Big, The Brave Little Toaster

32
292 149
Jeff Goldblum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Independence Day

33
251 131
Danny Kaye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
An Hour with Danny Kaye, EPCOT Center: The Opening Celebration (1982), The Court jester

34
284 143
Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Golden Girls, Maude, Lovers and Other Strangers

35
278 159
Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Seinfeld, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pretty Woman

36
246 131
Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, Overboard

37
248 124
Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Godzilla

38
265 172
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
21 Jump Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, Superbad

39
135 51
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Lára Martin added Divine Madness, Beaches, Hocus Pocus

40
239 144
Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Beaches

41
215 122
Milton Berle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, The Hollywood Palace, Hey

42
296 189
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show

43
270 219
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

44
187 103
Rhea Perlman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Cheers, Matilda, The Sessions

45
236 136
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

46
125 75
Chico Marx is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Roger Meiklejohn added Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Horse Feathers

47
226 151
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

48
234 144
Fran Drescher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Nanny, Hotel Transylvania, The Beautician and the Beast

49
277 181
Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Brüno, The Dictator

50
157 105
Melissa Rauch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added The Big Bang Theory, The Bronze, I Love You