Top Ten Funniest Characters from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine needs to be seen if you feel that your life lacks humour. It is one of the funniest things that I have seen, and I keep watching it in the hope that these highly amusing characters keep me laughing.

The Top Ten

1 Captain Ray Holt Captain Ray Holt

Yes, he is such a good sport and an amazing detective/ genius. I love the fact he was great when Jake won the first Halloween bet and then totally got him back. He is proud and kind and never gives up on those he loves. He brings out the best in Kevin and all of the detectives. He may be a little strange when it comes to having fun, having been left out and subjected to racism and homophobia, but this really has strengthened his character in many other ways, despite his lack of social skills sometimes. I am really fond of this character and got really worried when he got taken away as captain but he is back and stronger than ever. I definitely agree with this order of best characters. He is my number one!

I love everything about him. He has all the fundamental constituents of humour rolled into one; sarcasm, quirks, deadpan, and so on. Without him, the sitcom would fall apart. So if it's your first time watching the show, look out for the crazy Captain. - PositronWildhawk

The Juxtaposition of him and jake is perfect. The character is easily the most silly. His views and personality are so dry and robotic and lacking in human empathy to the point where its just hilarious nonsense. AWESOME

He is the glue of the cast. Whenever he's not at the precinct, the episode seems to not be as entertaining. His dry humor and quirky behavior really make the show.

2 Administrator Gina Linetti Administrator Gina Linetti

Gina's desperate to make herself the centre of attention, and I think the irony in that is that the writers give her a small role when compared with the other main characters. Because she is really funny in a confused and bizarre way. - PositronWildhawk

Gina is hilarious! Need I say more?

Hi, Gina Linetti, human form of the 100 emoji

One maths equation: Gina=Me. I love Gina! She’s hilariously - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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3 Detective Jake Peralta Detective Jake Peralta

I love all the Brooklyn Nine-Nine characters, but Jake is the funniest for me. His main source of humor is his childlike behavior and immaturity, which provides plenty of hilarious moments (Capt. Holt: "This file says, 'Undies, Dirty'." Jake: "So I won't confuse them with 'Undies, Clean'.") The sharp writing and Andy Samberg's hilarious delivery make Jake one of the funniest sitcom characters I've ever seen.

The main character always has to be funny in a sitcom. And, well, he is. A child-like but funny character who's just there to kill off any boredom you may have. Just let him make you laugh and grin. - PositronWildhawk

He is very funny. I never watched that show but I have heard of it - DynastiSugarPop

Jake is hilarious

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4 Detective Rosa Diaz Detective Rosa Diaz

I love the spooky vampire in black leather that is Rosa. There's humour in her scary look, her mystery and her deadpan approach to everything. - PositronWildhawk

I want to be her, and still be functional in regular society.

She's just such a badass in this show!

She's gold in every scene she's in.

5 Detective Charles Boyle Detective Charles Boyle

The clumsy yet determined, shaky yet focused, idiosyncratic yet distinctive detective who just gives you a sense of pleasure in this show. Everyone likes him, and for good reason. Well, except Rosa. - PositronWildhawk

I think charles is the funniest.

He is undoubtly the funniest. His jokes aren't forced unlike other characters

He’s so funny! his humor is BEST. he’s not trying to be funny unlike some characters who are obviously trying to make you laugh, his personality is just really hilarious. how he says the weirdest things but it just comes out naturally, his facial expressions, his being inferior to everyone, his family and the cousin convention, and even when he’s being a great cop it’s just adorable to see little charles boyle take down bad guys

6 Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords

Terry carrying the Vulture over one shoulder and literally dumping him in the trash - funniest, most badass Terry moment OF ALL TIME!

Couldn't possibly agree more. Terry showed true heroism there. - PositronWildhawk

He is absolutely gorgeous in every way! He was great in Everybody Hates Chris, and he's great in this! He never ages! He brings the show the humor it needs, and he is a really good father to his children!

Hilarious guy. I want to see more action scenes with him, because that is where the slapstick humour of the show needs to develop. - PositronWildhawk

Love his character

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7 Detective Amy Santiago Detective Amy Santiago

She's really good. I love how she jumps to every chance of shining; the competitive and often sarcastic nature that keeps you in. - PositronWildhawk

Don't like her.

8 Detective Norm Scully Detective Norm Scully

Disgusting, in the fact that the entire underside of his foot is a huge orange wart, and lazy, given that he spends half the time asleep while his body odour accumulates, and being unable to move four feet without stopping to catch his breath, but without that, the show would be missing something very funny. - PositronWildhawk

9 Detective Michael Hitchcock Detective Michael Hitchcock

Come on, this guy is funny. Bizarre humour that would normally be unexpected, but funny. - PositronWildhawk

He's a budget creed from the office.

10 Doug Judy Doug Judy

Doug Judy is a god.

Rosa, Rosa, Rosa... Ohhh Rosa


Even though he’s a cr8minal he’s really likeable

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The Contenders

11 Adrian Pimento Adrian Pimento Adrian Pimento is a psychologically volatile police officer who spent twelve years undercover infiltrating the mafia. His first appearance is in the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in which he returns to the NYPD's 99th Precinct after his undercover work ends. His series of psychological traumas more.

Pimento should Rank Higher. The episode where he bets money on the dog show really puts him in the the top 5 in my opinion.

His rambling in the backseat, as the insurance investigator, in the 5th season. Made it for me.

Should be higher. Why? Think of ep 21 of season 4

12 Detective Warren Pembroke Detective Warren Pembroke

God owed me a favour - Fralee16

The vulture - judo8alex

13 Kevin Cozner Kevin Cozner
14 Fire Marshal Boone Fire Marshal Boone

More competitive sarcasm. Would love to see more of him. - PositronWildhawk

15 Caleb the Cannibal Caleb the Cannibal

The key is eating the evidence

16 Agent Jack Danger Agent Jack Danger

He thinks that the USPIS are the ultimate heroes of America - that aside, he is actually kind of an idiot himself. He's hilarious.

17 Madeline Wuntch Madeline Wuntch
18 C.J. C.J.

To be honest he is my least favorite character ever in this show

19 Karen Peralta Karen Peralta
20 Lynn Boyle Lynn Boyle

Gotta love Stephen Root, in all his many shapes and forms - Billyv

21 Seth Dozerman Seth Dozerman
22 Marcus Marcus
23 Sheriff Reynolds Sheriff Reynolds
24 Victor Santiago Victor Santiago
25 Teddy Wells Teddy Wells
26 Kate Peralta Kate Peralta

A one-timer, but I really found Kate hilarious, and I do hope she makes a comeback. - PositronWildhawk

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