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The Funniest Characters Currently on TV 

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Updated July 13, 2020 212k votes 12.5k voters 74.4k views 99 items

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 2019-2020. Sitcom superstars like Sofia Vergara on Modern Family and Rachel Brosnahan on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are represented by their respective characters, the hilarious Gloria Delgado-Pritchett and Midge. 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 Nine-Ninge to premium cable dramas characters like Jensen Ackles's Dean Winchester on The CW's Supernatural.

Which of these current TV show characters in 2020 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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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy
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Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Louise Belcher Bob's Burgers
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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Family Guy
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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick Sanchez Rick and Morty
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Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
South Park
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Sergeant Terry Jeffords ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Detective Jake Peralta ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Roger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!
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Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park
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Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Randy Marsh South Park
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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy
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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Modern Family
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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tina Belcher Bob's Burgers
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Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
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Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy
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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons
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Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob Belcher Bob's Burgers
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Robbie M Saucier added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation
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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Modern Family
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Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers