Top 10 Funniest Actors and Actresses

The Top Ten
1 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

While Adam Sandler is just one of the better versions of the typical crude and juvenile comics, a character who acts like a jerk to screw with people and gets away with it safe and easy, Jim Carrey never stops finding innovative ways to go above and beyond. He's willing to go over the top and push limits to make the biggest impression he can, and he's not just assuming that more equals better. He actually has the timing and the acting skills to fit everything he does into his characters.

Sometimes he's not for everyone, including people who like their comedy typical and easy, and occasionally the chances he takes are bad ones. But where other comedians are at the mercy of a bad script, Jim Carrey makes even his weakest movies more watchable. His energy can be enough to carry the whole show.

2 Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

I truly enjoy his movies. He's a very funny actor. Big Daddy is so funny, and I enjoy the music in his movies. Yes, and another enjoyable one is the golf movie. It was one of the greatest movies. He is one of my favorite actors. The music in his movies surely brings back 1980s songs, like Styx and many others. I give him an A plus. Thank you.

When Adam Sandler has the right role and the right movie, it is the funniest thing possible. Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and Big Daddy are perfect examples of this.

Definitely one of the funniest actors ever! Especially Billy Madison, that's one of my favorites. But now, he is in some really annoying movies with stupid Disney as well.

3 Will Ferrell John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Will Ferrell has to be the funniest person alive! He knows what to say and how to say it at the right times. He has starred in many amazing movies like Elf, Talladega Nights, and Anchorman, but for me, nothing compares to him in Step Brothers.

Will Ferrell should be number 1 on this list. Really, did Adam Sandler get more votes than he did? Watch Will Ferrell in any interview. He is just as hilarious without a script and outstanding at improvisational comedy.

Will Ferrell is a LEGEND. He has the funniest quotes. I wish he was in Austin Powers longer. Every scene he was in in that movie was hilarious. I was extremely disappointed when he died so early.

4 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

I can't believe no one else has commented on Bill Murray yet. The GOAT, you've got to love the man. Just check the resume: Ghostbusters, Stripes, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Scrooged... The list goes on and on. The biggest and funniest smart-ass in the history of mankind. Everything this man says makes you feel like you're in on an inside joke. You have to love this man.

William James Murray may not be in all the best movies, and sometimes his jokes aren't always the best. And yes, he looks like he is in need of a good nap. But damn, what he does right, goddamn it, he does it right. That's why my vote goes to him.

5 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.

He was a great and funny man. I still watch his movies today. I also think that Robin Williams should be number 1. The rest can just suck it. Robin should be at the top!

He was the best and deserves a better place. How did Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, and Will Ferrell get to the Top 3? They aren't funny!

I'm with the person who accurately stated that Robin Williams should unequivocally be number one! Number 1!

6 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.

Watch: Coming to America, Norbit, Shrek "Donkey," Dr. Dolittle, The Nutty Professor, Imagine That, and others. Please watch those, and you will know Eddie Murphy.

Eddie Murphy is comical, and his laugh makes me want to laugh.

He is great at both serious and funny roles, and I love that about him!

7 Steve Carell Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor and comedian. He played Michael Scott in The Office (2005–2011; 2013), NBC’s adaptation of the British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, where Carell also worked as an occasional producer, writer and director. Carell... read more

Steve Carell is the funniest actor, in my opinion. His role in The Office is the best. He has a really awkward sense of humor, and I don't know what it is, but he is just extremely funny.

Best movies:
Dan in Real Life
Crazy, Stupid, Love

And, of course, his role of Michael Scott in The Office!

He pulls off this funny yet lovable awkwardness time and time again. And even without this awkward persona, he seems generally funny and positive to begin with. It's hard to hate him. He's done a great job in The Anchorman.

I love his role in The Office. He is one of my favorite actors. I mean, like,

8 Sacha Baron Cohen Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter. A graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and playing five fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, Admiral General Aladeen and Nobby Butcher.

This is the man who actually harassed people in his movies and shows and got away with it with the help of his ability to get inside a character. And this is a guy you can call "hilarious as hell". He always takes comedy to an extreme level in his performances.

Waiting for his next appearance on the screen.

What the hell? This guy is incredible! My personal favorite comedian is not on that list. It's a beverage, and it's carrot juice.

How can you not put Borat and The Dictator in the top ten?

9 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.

Why does everyone hate The Pink Panther?

He is truly one of the best. His work in the Pink Panther series is really awesome. I loved the role he played in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His role in the movie and even the story of the movie are awesome.

10 Zach Galifianakis

Any movie with Zach Galifianakis is incredibly funny. I don't know how he does it. He's just so talented.

Guys, he played Humpty Dumpty and then the Joker. He has the best voice ever.

He is so funny when he stars in The Hangover!

The Contenders
11 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

Jack Black, in my opinion, is one of the funniest actors, right below Jim Carrey. He always makes me laugh. For example, you should watch Nacho Libre. It's outstanding.

Or watch Kung Fu Panda. He's also amazing outside of his movies!

Why is JB right in 28? He's starred in many funny movies like School of Rock and Kung Fu Panda. Not to mention the D's box office debut!

Jack Black gets my vote for not only being a funny actor but also for being in the funniest band ever, Tenacious D!

12 Kristen Wiig Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, and films such as Bridesmaids, The Martian, and Ghostbusters.
13 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.

He's awesome. Ha ha! I remember the scene from Anchorman where he's a Spanish anchorman!

Go, Ben! You're a beast. He is hilarious.

14 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.

Good, very very good at acting, very funny and active as an actor. He is very funny and good at what he does.

Mr. Bean. Oh, Mr. Bean. Such an icon in Britain, and while not popular in the US, people still know him.

Are you kidding me? Number 25? This guy is brilliant! Superb! He should be number one.

15 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

How is he not number 1?! Just watching him stand there makes me laugh! I'm not saying he deserves top 5. I'm saying number 1!

Best second comedian ever. But Keegan-Michael Key is definitely the funniest. But how is Keegan not on the list?

I want to smoke pot with this dude!

16 Paul Rudd Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the British American Drama Academy, before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters. He is known for his starring roles in the films... read more

Paul Rudd is one of the funniest actors! Aside from being so charming, he can take any part and just make it funny without even really trying! I love him in My Idiot Brother and Knocked Up!

He's a legend, and legends never die. Literally, it doesn't seem like he'll ever die because he's aged like five years in the past 25 years.

Paul Rudd is completely underrated. He is a genius! So funny.

17 Tina Fey Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

I love comedy, and Tina Fey is an amazing comedian. She proved that women can make good comedy too.

PS. I also adore Zach Galifianakis and Jim Parsons!

18 Jason Segel Jason Jordan Segel is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, as well as for his work with producer Judd Apatow on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, and for the critically and... read more

He is one of the funniest people alive. He looks like such fun to work with. If you look at all the behind-the-scenes and bloopers from 'How I Met Your Mother', you'll see what I mean!

His facial expressions are priceless.

19 Martin Short

Martin Short at 45 is a sick joke. He's the funniest guy in the entire world, and I adore the living heck out of him!

His Ed Grimley character made me laugh so hard the first time I saw him, I fell off the couch.

20 Jonah Hill Jonah Hill Feldstein, professionally known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, producer, and comedian.

In most of my favorite films, The Wolf of Wall Street confirmed him as my favorite actor. So funny!

21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, and Superbad are some of the most important movies!

He had me doubled over for most of 21 Jump Street. The guy is a comedic genius.

21 Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American television producer, filmmaker, actor, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.

The way he acts and his impressions, especially on Family Guy.

He is very talented in many fields of comedy, voicing, and a lot more. He's got it.

22 Chris Tucker Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.

He is the best, funny, and nice actor. He is known for his movie Rush Hour and is also a stand-up comedian. He is one of the best stand-up comedians! Chris Tucker starred in Rush Hour, Friday, and Money Talks - some of his movies. I hope you will enjoy watching them!

His memorable one-liners keep me laughing, and the characters he plays are monumentally hilarious! I mean, Smokey... really!

I love this dude so much. It's crazy!

23 Seann William Scott Seann William Scott is an American actor, comedian and producer. His most recognized roles are Steve Stifler in the American Pie film series and Doug Glatt in both Goon and Goon: Last of the Enforcers.

American Pie was by far the funniest movie I've ever watched, and all because of him!

Just talk, laugh, fight, dance, fight... funny anyway

24 Martin Lawrence Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and voice actor.

I think that he's the best because he's funny just like Jim Carrey. I wish that he could make a movie with both of them in it!

He and Jim Carrey are my favorite actors to date. My favorite movie of his is National Security!

If it were up to me, he would have been in first place.

25 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.

The Naked Gun made me laugh like no other movie has. I'm 23, speaking for my generation.

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