CBS The Funniest Survivor Castaways  

Alan Smithee
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The funniest Survivor castaways are those favorite contestants on the popular CBS reality show Survivor who made us laugh, or in some cases, laugh at them. All of these Survivor contestants had a lasting impression on fans during their time on the competition reality series.

For many of these Survivor contestants, being funny was due to their often brutally honest personalities. Players like Courtney Yates, Rob Cesternino, and Rob Cesternino told things how they were and, in doing so, had no problem making fun of other fellow contestants at the same time. Contestants like Tyson Apostol, Fabio Birza, and John Cochran all enjoyed entertaining their tribemates, which in turn also entertained those watching at home.

In other cases, these best Survivor contestants were memorable as funny for their crazy theories, strange behavior, and their love of causing trouble. Few can forget the wacky things that came out of the mouths of Rudy Boesch, Shane Powers, Coach Benjamin Wade, or Phillip Sheppard, or the absolutely nuts ploys set into action by Jon Dalton, AKA Johnny Fairplay. It's also hard not to laugh at the fierce negativity spewed by Randy Bailey or the often incoherent Southern accented speech from Big Tom Buchanan.

All on all, these funniest Survivor contestants, characters, and stars might not have all made us laugh in the traditional sense, but they certainly made their respective seasons quite interesting and very memorable. Along with physical challenges, a social game like no other and no shortage of surprises along the way, it's easy to say that Survivor is clearly among the most watchable reality shows of all time.

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Courtney Yates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Tyson Apostol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Rob Cesternino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Sandra Diaz-Twine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Cirie Fields is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Big Tom Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Shane Powers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Rob Mariano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
Rob Mariano The Amazing Race, Survivor, Sci Fi Investigates

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Rudy Boesch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
Rudy Boesch Combat Missions

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Jonny Fairplay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
Jonny Fairplay Survivor, Kill Reality, Impact Wrestling

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Eliza Orlins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Richard Hatch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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James Clement is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Keith Nale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Randy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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John Cochran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Fabio Birza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Benjamin Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Jeff Varner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Rupert Boneham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Corinne Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Phillip Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Keith Nale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Russell Hantz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
Russell Hantz Survivor

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Kat Edorsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Todd Herzog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Anh-Tuan Bui is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Debbie Wanner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Shambo Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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TONY VLACHOS is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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NaOnka Mixon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Matthew Von Ertfelda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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James Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Bret Labelle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Rafe Judkins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Robert Zbacnik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways

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Marty Piombo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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Russell Swan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Survivor Castaways
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