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

Andre has perfected the character... Amazing!

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!


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

2 Detective Jake Peralta Detective Jake Peralta

I usually don't really like main characters on shows (supporting roles are usually funnier) but Jake is an exception! He is obviously a goofball, he is not afraid to make fun of himself but at the same time he is caring and compassionate towards the people he loves. There are many sides to him.
I basically love every single character on this show, so it's super hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, it would probably be Jake Peralta.

Tough choice between him and Holt and pretty much the rest of the characters, but Jake is the reason this show is in existence, he is hilarious in every watch, Jake is actually awesome.

Not since 'Frasier' has a main character been so awesome. No joke. Just Jake.

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.

3 Administrator Gina Linetti Administrator Gina Linetti

Gina keeping it real

Yippie Kayak


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

4 Detective Rosa Diaz Detective Rosa Diaz


I love how she is so mean yet so funny

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

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

5 Detective Charles Boyle Detective Charles Boyle

Respect man!

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

6 Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords

Love his character

He is hot stuff

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!

7 Detective Amy Santiago Detective Amy Santiago

What the hell is this sorcery? She has all of the funniest lines, and one of my personal favourites: "you're mad that I broke your face and I burned your whole body. Well, grow. Up." And I can't. Not much makes me laugh out loud but her lines and deliverance and the context they're in coming from her character especially, is just gold. Hilarious.

Honestly wish that she was the main character instead of that idiot Jake


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

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8 Detective Norm Scully Detective Norm Scully

Him and Hitchcock are so hilarious, if they would leave the show,t the show would be over for me

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

He's a budget creed from the office.

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

10 Doug Judy Doug Judy

"I would never drown your adorable little frog ass" - Doug Judy, Scorpion and Criminal.

Doug Judy is a god.


Rosa, Rosa, Rosa... Ohhh Rosa

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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.

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

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.

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

12 Detective Warren Pembroke Detective Warren Pembroke

The vulture - judo8alex

God owed me a favour - Fralee16

13 Kevin Cozner Kevin Cozner
14 Madeline Wuntch Madeline Wuntch

"Boston? But it's so close to Salem. You do know what they do to witches up there, don't you? "

15 Fire Marshal Boone Fire Marshal Boone

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

16 Caleb the Cannibal Caleb the Cannibal

The key is eating the evidence

17 Seth Dozerman Seth Dozerman
18 Mlepnos Mlepnos
19 Bill Bill

Fake Charles is one of my favourite parts of the heists

"How would you like to be your own boss? "

20 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.

21 C.J. C.J.

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

22 Karen Peralta Karen Peralta
23 Marcus Marcus
24 Lynn Boyle Lynn Boyle

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

25 Sheriff Reynolds Sheriff Reynolds
26 Victor Santiago Victor Santiago
27 Teddy Wells Teddy Wells
28 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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