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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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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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The Simpsons
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Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
South Park
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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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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Family Guy
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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The Big Bang Theory
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Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
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Detective Jake Peralta ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Modern Family
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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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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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Sergeant Terry Jeffords ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Game of Thrones
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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Family Guy
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Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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South Park
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Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Louise Belcher
Bob's Burgers
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Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Rick and Morty
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Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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South Park
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Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Family Guy
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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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South Park
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Roger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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American Dad!
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
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SpongeBob SquarePants
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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Modern Family