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
2,358 1,776
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
South Park

2
2,668 1,897
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Family Guy

3
2,864 2,121
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

4
1,964 2,400
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons

5
2,649 2,570
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

6
2,442 2,008
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Modern Family

7
2,221 1,319
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
1,318 1,482
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
2,011 1,333
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

11
1,798 1,240
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

12
1,758 1,087
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Bob's Burgers

13
1,650 1,286
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
voting closed at #11 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

14
1,487 1,281
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

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
1,021 806
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

17
1,157 1,254
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

18
996 750
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

19
1,339 1,303
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

20
1,069 901
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
1,296 1,267
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Modern Family

22
839 977
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added South Park

23
945 655
Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick and Morty

24
1,190 1,097
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

25
1,327 1,018
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
1,040 868
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 1,150
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

29
1,182 1,224
Penny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

30
1,159 1,042
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

31
1,118 852
Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Bob's Burgers

32
1,024 1,094
Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

33
746 819
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants

34
729 859
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Modern Family

35
718 860
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Modern Family

36
782 944
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!

37
633 870
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

38
663 667
Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers

39
707 596
Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers

40
785 823
Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Archer

41
410 597
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
The Simpsons

42
616 958
Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

43
615 953
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
543 787
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
586 991
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

48
664 712
Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Archer

49
584 937
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

50
182 152
Morty Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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