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
2,731 1,965
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Family Guy

2
2,410 1,856
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
South Park

3
2,926 2,178
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

4
2,022 2,457
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons

5
2,693 2,645
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

6
2,505 2,055
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Modern Family

7
2,252 1,791
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

8
2,258 1,358
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

9
1,359 1,523
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
1,694 1,315
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

11
2,042 1,362
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

12
1,159 768
Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

13
1,836 1,270
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

14
1,797 1,113
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Bob's Burgers

15
1,512 1,319
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

16
1,053 837
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

17
1,190 1,290
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Family Guy

18
1,023 784
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added South Park

19
1,366 1,343
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

20
1,089 934
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
1,312 1,296
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Modern Family

22
991 676
Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick and Morty

23
856 1,009
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added South Park

24
1,363 1,043
Roger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added American Dad!

25
1,207 1,134
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory