Best Comedy Actors

The Top Ten

1 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.

Jim carrey makes the funniest faces and the movies he plays in are memorable. You certainly can not forget the times when you laughed the most.

Nobody can recreate the magic that Jim Carrey brings onto the screen, because the master never reveals his tricks.

Jim must be the one.

2 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell

Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, Elf, Will Ferrell, you stay classy

3 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

Billy, Waterboy, Jack and Jill - mrcroatia

"the price is wrong, bitch",
Ok so maybe Sandler's more recent efforts have been complete flops. But! Movies such as; Happy Gilmore, Billy Maddison, The Wedding singer are some of the most hilarious and well played movies of all time. Back in his day Sandler was the best comedy actor around, the one thing keeping from the top of this list is Jack and Jill, maybe a case can also be made for grown ups but Jack and Jill is by far the worst movie of his I have ever seen.

4 Seth Rogen Seth Rogen Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, filmmaker and comedian. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks. He has ...read more.
5 Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
6 Ben Stiller Ben Stiller Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is well known for his roles in various comedies including There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder.
7 Vince Vaughn Vince Vaughn Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 comedy-drama film Swingers.
8 Steve Carell Steve Carell
9 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
10 Jack Black Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean
12 Bill Murray Bill Murray William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, for which he earned his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged, What ...read more.
13 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.
14 Jonah Hill Jonah Hill Jonah Hill Feldstein, professionally known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, producer, and comedian.
15 Louis de Funès
16 Fernandel
17 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.
18 Steve Martin Steve Martin Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.
19 Mel Brooks Mel Brooks

He was great in History of the World Part 1 and Blazing Saddles.

20 John Cleese John Cleese John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report.
21 Chris Farley Chris Farley Christopher Crosby Farley was an American actor and comedian. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style.
22 Bourvil
23 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian.
24 Eric Idle Eric Idle Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer.
25 Alberto Sordi
26 Jagathy Sreekumar
27 Vadivelu
28 Owen Wilson Owen Wilson
29 Zach Galifianakis Zach Galifianakis
30 Johnny Knoxville Johnny Knoxville Philip John Clapp, known professionally by his stage name Johnny Knoxville, is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, comedian and stunt performer.
31 John Candy John Candy John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.
32 Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd
33 Mike Myers Mike Myers Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer, who also holds British and American citizenship.
34 Kevin James
35 David Spade David Spade
36 Chris Rock Chris Rock
37 Danny DeVito Danny DeVito
38 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.
39 Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen Leslie William Nielsen OC was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan.
40 Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, magician, and singer. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles.
41 Peter Sellers Peter Sellers

NO ONE else on this list rates "being there" with Peter Sellers.

42 John Belushi John Belushi John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and singer. Belushi is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude" which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.
43 Moe Howard

Leader of the legendary "Three Stooges".

44 Larry Fine
45 Curly Howard Curly Howard Jerome Lester Horwitz, better known by his stage name Curly Howard, was an American comedian and vaudevillian actor.
46 Groucho Marx Groucho Marx Julius Henry Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), known professionally as Groucho Marx, was an American comedian, film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden ...read more.
47 Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, voice artist, director, writer, producer, comedian and author of Scottish descent. V 1 Comment
48 Chris Kattan Chris Kattan Christopher Lee "Chris" Kattan is an American actor/comedian, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and his role as Bob on the first four seasons of The Middle.
49 Rob Schneider Rob Schneider
50 Matthew Perry Matthew Perry Matthew Langford Perry is an American-Canadian actor and writer. Perry is known for his role as Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom Friends, as well as his portrayal of Ron Clark in the 2006 television movie The Ron Clark Story.
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top 10 Career Defining Comedy Actor's Movies Best Actors for Comedy Movies Top 10 Bollywood Comedy Actors Top Ten Comedy Actors of Tamil Best Tamil Comedy Actors

List Stats

51 listings
6 years, 281 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Adam Sandler
2. Will Ferrell
3. Paul Rudd
jeremiahmoses
1. Will Ferrell
2. Adam Sandler
3. Bill Murray
peterbranden
1. Charlie Chaplin
2. Jim Carrey
3. Rowan Atkinson
Jefin

WRemix
View All 4

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P