Comedy The Funniest Jewish TV Characters  

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List Rules Television characters who are Jewish, convert to Judaism, or are practicing Jews

List of the funniest Jewish TV characters. The greatest television series characters, who happen to be of the Hebraic descent, have guaranteed us laughs since they first appeared in their respective shows. We have compiled a list of the cream of the crop when it comes to Jewish sitcom stars.

The rankings include Jewish characters who had their own shows -- and their own names, like Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show is here on the list because not only is she funny and Jewish, but she went from the Jewish best friend to starring in her very own spin-off show, which was no easy feat at the time. After her, we have reaped the hilarious benefits of strong female Jewish comedy characters like Monica Geller on Friends and Grace Adler on Will and Grace, which are both as mainstream as they come!

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202 129
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Seinfeld

2
192 117
Kyle Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
South Park

3
135 100
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Nanny

4
152 114
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Friends

5
165 109
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

6
100 70
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Big Bang Theory

7
74 45
Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
C_Moorehead added

8
155 107
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Simpsons

9
103 98
Grace Adler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Will & Grace

10
67 44
Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
ChrissyBaker added New Girl

11
94 82
Lilith Sternin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

12
134 121
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Friends

13
87 82
John Munch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

14
103 83
Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Seinfeld

15
118 100
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Entourage

16
95 87
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

17
26 17
Yetta Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Nanny

18
43 40
Rhoda Morganstern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
BethSchneider added Rhoda Morganstern Mary Tyler Moore Show

19
86 88
Mort Goldman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

20
82 84
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Rugrats

21
64 82
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

22
84 82
Ike Broflovski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
South Park

23
66 80
Buddy Sorrell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Dick Van Dyke Show

24
30 23
Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
slaft added

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23 5
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

26
68 72
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Simpsons

27
23 16
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
john-morgan added Futurama

28
22 17
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
MaiaraNahimana added How I Met Your Mother

29
22 20
Felicity Smoak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Rachel Zblewski added Arrow

30
62 80
Hanukkah Harry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Saturday Night Live

31
52 84
Seth Cohen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The O.C.

32
56 76
George Bluth Sr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Arrested Development

33
6 8
Noel Shempsky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

34
40 60
Barry Kripke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Republican Jew added

35
52 90
Rachel Berry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

36
42 66
Annie Edison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Community

37
30 52
Yetta Fine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Republican Jew added Yetta Fine

38
32 56
Sylivia Fine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Republican Jew added Sylivia Fine

39
43 85
Dharma Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Dharma & Greg

40
49 77
Larry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
The Larry Sanders Show

41
10 23
Ruxin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
RichardBeecher added The League - The Leauge.

42
45 81
Noah Puckerman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

43
2 7
Bethany Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Bethany Horowitz

44
1 5
Hank Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Hank Kingsley

45
37 74
Isabella Garcia-Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Phineas and Ferb, Take Two with Phineas and Ferb

46
11 29
Filburt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
xandermartin98 added

47
37 71
Andy Botwin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Weeds

48
31 69
Susie Greene is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Curb Your Enthusiasm

49
24 73
Charlotte York is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Sex and the City

50
13 46
Bethany Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Jewish TV Characters
Republican Jew added Bethany Horowitz Boston Legal