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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
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles
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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
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Monsters, Inc, Monsters University
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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers
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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2
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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
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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Saturday Night Live, Haunted Honeymoon, Animalympics
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Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The King of Queens, Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy
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Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, A Bug's Life
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Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad
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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
MikeLeebaw added The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Oh, God!
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Marty Feldman is listed (or ranked) 17 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
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges
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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad
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Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Larry Fine The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
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Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Grease, It's a Mad, Mad
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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
looksharp added Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races
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Curly Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, Sing a Song of Six Pants
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
hellodalai added Seinfeld, A Bug's Life, The New Adventures of Old Christine
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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Analyze This