The Funniest Jewish Comedians Of All Time

Over 400 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Funniest Jewish Comedians Of All Time
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Vote up the funniest Jewish comedians and comedic actor ever.

Who are the funniest Jewish comedians of all time? The best Jewish American comedians have been entertaining generations of people with their jokes and hilarity. The tradition of Jewish comedians has always been at the fore front of comedy, from the Friars club roasts to Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song, jewish comedians have always kept us laughing. Fun fact Jews account for less than 2.5% of the USA's population, but approximately 50% of the USA's working American comedians are Jewish. Who is the funniest Jewish comedian ever? Which Jewish comedians do you love? 

When it comes to the funniest Jews, comedy icons Larry David, Adam Sandler, and Goldie Hawn have to be atop the list, while also among the funniest comedians of all time. Jewish stand up comedians like Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, and Amy Schumer, who sell out arenas, have their claims to the funniest Jewish person title as well. Lest we forget hilarious Jewish comedy actors like Seth Rogen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Vote up the best Jewish stand up comedians, and help decide who are the funniest Jewish comedians in history!

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  • Mel Brooks
    Brooklyn, New York, USA
    202 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America

    A writer, director, and actor with a knack for parody and satire, Mel Brooks is responsible for classic comedies such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Spaceballs. Throughout his career, Brooks has earned numerous awards, including being one of few EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony). A true comedic legend, his influence on the genre can still be felt in modern comedy films.

  • The Marx Brothers

    The Marx Brothers

    159 votes

    Comedy pioneers Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo make up the Marx Brothers, who rose to fame during the vaudeville era before transitioning into film. Their unique blend of slapstick, wordplay, and musical comedy led to timeless classics like Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and Horse Feathers. The Marx Brothers' zany antics continue to inspire generations of comedians.

  • Larry David
    Brooklyn, New York, USA
    199 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America

    Co-creator of the iconic sitcom Seinfeld, Larry David followed up his success by creating and starring in the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Known for his unique brand of observational and situational humor, David's work has influenced countless comedians and writers. He has also made acting appearances in films and television shows, most notably impersonating Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live.

  • Jerry Seinfeld
    Brooklyn, New York
    226 votes
    • Nationality: American

    One of the most recognizable and influential stand-up comedians, Jerry Seinfeld co-created and starred in his namesake sitcom, which remains a cultural touchstone. Seinfeld's observational humor and clean delivery have made him a mainstay in the world of comedy. Beyond stand-up and television, he is also the host of the popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

  • Carl Reiner
    New York City, USA, New York
    167 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America

    As a writer, director, and actor, Carl Reiner's contributions to comedy span over seven decades. Co-creator and producer of the influential sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, Reiner was also a frequent collaborator with Mel Brooks on projects such as The 2000 Year Old Man. His role as a mentor to many comedians, as well as his comedic partnership with his son Rob Reiner, has cemented Carl Reiner's place in the history of comedy.

  • Billy Crystal
    Long Beach, New York, USA
    197 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America

    Known for his charming wit and versatility, Billy Crystal has led a successful career as a comedian, actor, and producer. His iconic roles in When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers have solidified him as a beloved figure in Hollywood. Beyond film, Crystal has also hosted the Academy Awards nine times, making him one of the go-to hosts for the prestigious event.