Comedy The Funniest Characters Currently on TV  

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List Rules Vote up the characters that make you laugh - either with them or at them. Must be from shows on TV or streaming that are either in season or expected to return.

Who are the funniest current TV characters on air right this very moment? This is your chance to vote up the small screen characters you truly believe are the funniest on the tube in 2016-2017. Sitcom superstars like Sofia Vergara on Modern Family and Julia Louis Dreyfus on Veep are represented by their respective characters, the hilarious Gloria Delgado-Pritchett and President Selina Meyer. Current cartoon characters like Eric Cartman from South Park and Pam Poovey from Archer are also included. In fact, other animated series have given us some of the funniest characters on television right now. For instance, Bob's Burgers brought audiences Louise Belcher, while Family Guy introduced the world to Stewie Griffin.

Funny characters currently on TV span from comedic network TV characters like Detective Jake Peralta (played by comedian Andy Samberg) on FOX's Brooklyn 99 to premium cable sitcom characters like Shoshanna Shapiro (played by actress Zosia Mamet) on HBO's Girls.

Funny current TV characters on the list below are even from dramas and thrillers, such as Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones and Jensen Ackles' Dean Winchester on The CW's Supernatural.

Which of these current TV show characters in 2018 do you think are the funniest and most laugh out loud hilarious? Cast your votes below and be sure to add any other funny television characters, provided they are on a current show (network or streaming).

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1
2,356 1,770
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
South Park

2
2,668 1,889
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Family Guy

3
2,862 2,115
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

4
1,961 2,397
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons

5
2,648 2,566
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

6
2,439 2,007
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Modern Family

7
2,218 1,318
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

8
2,195 1,756
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #7 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

9
1,317 1,480
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

10
2,010 1,331
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

11
1,794 1,237
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

12
1,755 1,085
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Bob's Burgers

13
1,487 1,276
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

14
1,650 1,286
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #11 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

15
1,122 742
Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #13 sciscano added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

16
1,020 803
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

17
1,156 1,249
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

18
994 747
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

19
1,339 1,299
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

20
1,066 899
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Robbie M Saucier added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

21
1,294 1,265
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Modern Family

22
837 974
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added South Park

23
943 654
Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick and Morty

24
1,189 1,092
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

25
1,326 1,013
Roger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!

26
1,096 994
Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #25 New Girl

27
1,036 867
Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

28
1,132 1,145
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

29
1,181 1,218
Penny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

30
1,159 1,036
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

31
1,116 848
Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Bob's Burgers

32
1,024 1,087
Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

33
745 815
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants

34
728 857
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Modern Family

35
717 857
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Modern Family

36
781 938
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!

37
631 867
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

38
660 664
Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers

39
704 593
Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers

40
782 820
Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Archer

41
616 950
Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

42
406 595
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
The Simpsons

43
613 950
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons

44
563 834
Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #39 The Middle

45
542 784
Suzanne
SomeDudeinCO added Orange Is the New Black

46
560 503
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #46 swirlyt added New Girl

47
586 987
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

48
662 709
Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Archer

49
583 931
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

50
181 149
Morty Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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