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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 2017 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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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Homer Simpson The Simpsons

The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now The Best Action Shows Since 2015

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2,147 1,894
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

3
2,232 1,581
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Peter Griffin Family Guy

4
2,019 1,624
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Phil Dunphy Modern Family

5
1,809 1,228
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Eric Cartman South Park

6
2,027 1,468
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

7
1,852 1,487
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Detective Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

8
1,668 1,081
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

9
1,445 986
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

10
1,824 1,011
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

11
1,393 1,084
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

12
946 1,198
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

13
849 573
Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Sergeant Terry Jeffords Brooklyn Nine-Nine

14
1,158 995
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Brian Griffin Family Guy

15
1,392 840
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Louise Belcher Bob's Burgers

The Best TV Sitcoms Since 2015 The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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1,107 982
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Modern Family

17
1,100 1,004
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Raj Koothrappali The Big Bang Theory

18
816 666
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Robbie M Saucier added Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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879 952
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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955 837
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

21
782 681
Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Frank Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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949 820
Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Schmidt New Girl

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646 734
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Marsh South Park

24
559 668
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family

25
721 565
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Butters Stotch South Park

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1,031 811
Roger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Roger American Dad!

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920 891
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

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948 947
Penny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Penny The Big Bang Theory

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854 680
Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tina Belcher Bob's Burgers

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570 671
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Claire Dunphy Modern Family

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816 843
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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937 817
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

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691 550
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Randy Marsh South Park

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457 679
Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Sue Heck The Middle

35
507 680
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

36
601 744
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Smith American Dad!

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683 652
Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Pam Poovey Archer

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454 786
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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463 763
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Marge Simpson The Simpsons

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506 602
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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463 737
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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589 503
Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick Sanchez Rick and Morty

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496 495
Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Gene Belcher Bob's Burgers

Current TV Characters We Love to Hate The Best Dramas Since 2015

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540 557
Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Cheryl Tunt Archer

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448 373
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
swirlyt added Nick Miller New Girl

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521 450
Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob Belcher Bob's Burgers

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337 607
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

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281 434
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons

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302 324
Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
swirlyt added Dennis Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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423 618
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes"... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
SomeDudeinCO added Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warrem Orange Is the New Black