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The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time 

Ranker Comedy
Updated February 29, 2020 1k votes 199 voters 5.1k views 35 items

List Rules Vote up the funniest musical comedians and singing stand-ups.

This list contains information about the best musical comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best musical comedians come in many forms. Some famous musical comedians play guitar while other musical comedians compose hilarious parody songs. A few hilarious musical comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top musical comedians list? “Weird Al” Yankovic has to be at the top. The Grammy Award winning comedian's 2014 release, Mandatory Fun, rose to No. 1 on the Billboard charts – a rare feat for a musical comedian. “White & Nerdy,” “Eat It,” and “Like a Surgeon” are among his most popular tracks. Tenacious D – comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass – is another hilarious act that combines music and comedy.

Zach Galifianakis' piano-based poems always get lots of laughs when the comedian performs live. Other funny people featured on this best musical comedians list include Reggie Watts, Spinal Tap, and Adam Sandler.

How will we ever determine which musical comedian deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any comedians who play instruments we may have missed.

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"Weird Al" Yan... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 59 from USA
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Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
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Bo Burnham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
exquisitecorpse added Age 28 from Hamilton
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 73 from Texas
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The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
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Tim Minchin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 43 from Northampton
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Flight of the Conchords ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Flight of the Conchords
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Tenacious D is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 52 from New York City
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Cheech & Chong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Cheech & Chong
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Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Spinal Tap
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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 63 from Missoula
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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1888-1964) from New York City
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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 49 from Wilkesboro
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Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 45 from Kent
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Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 39 (1953-1992) from Yakima
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Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 80 (1894-1974) from Chicago
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Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
broden.r.speer added Age 46 from Georgia
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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 35 (1949-1984) from New York City
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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 75 from Los Angeles
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Reggie Watts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 46 from Stuttgart
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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 45 from New York City
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Stephen Teakle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Stephen Teakle
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Garfunkel and Oates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Garfunkel and Oates
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time
Age 44 from New York City