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
2,711 1,946
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Family Guy

2
2,397 1,836
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
South Park

3
2,905 2,166
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

4
2,011 2,441
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons

5
2,685 2,626
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

6
2,485 2,042
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Modern Family

7
2,237 1,783
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

8
2,251 1,350
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

9
1,349 1,513
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
1,682 1,308
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

11
2,032 1,358
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

12
1,150 762
Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

13
1,825 1,266
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

14
1,789 1,110
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Bob's Burgers

15
1,506 1,314
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

16
1,046 832
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

17
1,180 1,281
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

18
1,019 777
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

19
1,362 1,332
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

20
1,085 927
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
1,307 1,288
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Modern Family

22
978 671
Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick and Morty

23
852 1,002
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added South Park

24
1,355 1,038
Roger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!

25
1,205 1,123
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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
1,053 882
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
1,199 1,248
Penny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

29
1,147 1,176
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

30
1,135 865
Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Bob's Burgers

31
1,179 1,059
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

32
770 836
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants

33
1,036 1,116
Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

34
740 872
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Modern Family

35
796 958
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!

36
727 876
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Modern Family

37
643 885
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

38
676 681
Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers

39
723 609
Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob's Burgers

40
789 837
Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Archer

41
425 612
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
The Simpsons

42
625 974
Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

43
626 971
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
549 798
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
597 1,008
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

48
672 722
Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Archer

49
593 953
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

50
193 163
Morty Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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