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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2,126 1,468
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Eric Cartman South Park

2
2,575 1,831
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Peter Griffin Family Guy

3
2,387 1,660
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

4
2,406 2,311
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

5
1,670 2,191
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Homer Simpson The Simpsons

6
2,244 1,833
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Phil Dunphy Modern Family

7
2,080 1,644
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Detective Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

8
2,055 1,164
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

9
1,888 1,205
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

10
1,560 1,205
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

11
1,655 1,109
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

12
1,143 1,345
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
1,027 674
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
1,613 974
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Louise Belcher Bob's Burgers

The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

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1,356 1,142
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Brian Griffin Family Guy

16
883 681
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Butters Stotch South Park

17
1,220 1,134
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Modern Family

18
1,041 1,103
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

19
1,232 1,173
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Raj Koothrappali The Big Bang Theory

20
959 792
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Robbie M Saucier added Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

21
931 786
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

TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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760 859
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Marsh South Park

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848 648
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Randy Marsh South Park

24
1,095 990
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

25
1,044 936
Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Schmidt New Girl

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1,042 1,034
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

27
1,078 1,111
Penny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Penny The Big Bang Theory

28
1,200 925
Roger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Roger American Dad!

The Best Current Sitcoms

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938 986
Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Bernadette Rostenkowski The Big Bang Theory

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1,062 946
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

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1,004 773
Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tina Belcher Bob's Burgers

32
658 770
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family

33
577 782
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

34
657 772
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Claire Dunphy Modern Family

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776 584
Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick Sanchez Rick and Morty

31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

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613 728
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

37
707 847
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Smith American Dad!

38
588 588
Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Gene Belcher Bob's Burgers

39
745 742
Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Pam Poovey Archer

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519 777
Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Sue Heck The Middle

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626 527
Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob Belcher Bob's Burgers

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553 850
Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Chris Griffin Family Guy

The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows

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544 870
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Marge Simpson The Simpsons

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493 708
Suzanne
SomeDudeinCO added Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange Is the New Black

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521 456
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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619 645
Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Cheryl Tunt Archer

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530 899
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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529 836
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Lois Griffin Family Guy

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343 520
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons

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373 396
Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
swirlyt added Dennis Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia