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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

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

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

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

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

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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #11 Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #13 sciscano added Sergeant Terry Jeffords Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Brian Griffin Family Guy

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

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

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Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Raj Koothrappali The Big Bang Theory

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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Robbie M Saucier added Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Modern Family

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Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Marsh South Park

Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On

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Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Randy Marsh South Park

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Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

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Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #25 Schmidt New Girl

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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Frank Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick Sanchez Rick and Morty

The Best TV Comedies Of 2018

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Roger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Roger American Dad!

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

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Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Bernadette Rostenkowski The Big Bang Theory

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Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tina Belcher Bob's Burgers

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Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family

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Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Claire Dunphy Modern Family

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Smith American Dad!

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

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Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Pam Poovey Archer

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Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob Belcher Bob's Burgers

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

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Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Marge Simpson The Simpsons

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Suzanne
SomeDudeinCO added Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange Is the New Black

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

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Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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

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Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Cheryl Tunt Archer

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Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Lois Griffin Family Guy

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Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons

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Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
swirlyt added Dennis Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia