Top 10 Funniest TV Characters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Muriel Bing is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Matthew Perry.

Friends is a great show with so many great characters. Chandler Bing is one of them. Well-written, well-created, and extremely well-acted.

But just one thing: Why do none of his friends ever laugh at his jokes? If they don't think he's funny, why are they friends with him? Because after all, he's known as "the funny one." That's why he should be top of this list.

So funny but not offensive, unlike South Park. And also such a kind character, we all know that he's the one we all actually want as a friend.

Have you guys ever seen him? People voting for Homer Simpson? This guy is the funniest a character can be. Vote for the Chan Chan Man!

2 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman, often referred to just by his surname, is a main character, as well as a major antagonist and occasional antihero in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Parker. He is one of four central characters in South Park, along... read more

Don't lie to yourself because you think that South Park is inappropriate. The funniest show of all time has the funniest character.

Of course, I'm number one. Screw you guys who didn't vote for me. I'm going home!

Those old enough know this is the funniest character of all time.

3 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the main protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

He's way funnier than Eric Cartman. It seems the people who didn't vote for Homer Simpson never watched a single Simpsons episode.

Homer is my god. I worship him every Sunday at 8. It's the way it is and has always been.

Homer is my hero! He is so dumb. Therefore, I like him so much.

4 Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

He truly is legend-wait for it-dary. The most popular character of How I Met Your Mother. He has the best collection of awesome quotes. Nails every bimbo with a new trick. Even knows some magic tricks.

There is no doubt he can't match animated characters like Cartman and Homer, but he probably is the funniest when it comes to real-life characters.

He is "Awesome" and cannot be topped, even by Chandler Bing or Will Smith. One example of why he is number 1 is when he planned the Exploding Meatball!

He is simply awesome in every aspect. Love him. The word legendary totally suits him, and the way he says it is... well... awesome.

5 Michael Scott (The Office) Michael Gary Scott is a fictional character on NBC's The Office, portrayed by Steve Carell and based on David Brent from the original British version of the program.

Alright, what made The Office so good was the type of humor that no other sitcom dared to touch. This type of humor is offensive to certain groups, but it is ultimately the funniest thing in any sitcom.

At the center of these hilarious jokes is Michael J. Scott. His humor is the best. He makes the best jokes and although he seems like a jerk, I feel like he is the most genuine boss ever. I would give my left kidney to work under Michael because he is so funny and he makes the workplace everything it actually needs to be.

Michael Scott is the world's best boss.

6 Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

22? Any Tom, Dick, or Harry can pull off a Barney, a Joey, or a Charlie... but it requires real talent to play this role, and Jim Parsons does complete justice to it.

Sheldon Cooper, number 20? Bazinga! That is a joke and a half! He is super funny, and I can't wait for him and Amy Farrah Fowler to "hook up" in the future. His reaction is bound to be hilarious!

I think he's funnier than Kramer! And I'm a big-time Seinfeld fan. He made Milk Duds funnier than Junior Mints!

7 Dwight Schrute (The Office)

Funny and interesting character.

Weirdest, funniest, and the loveliest character of all time. Rainn Wilson did a great job playing Dwight.

8 Phoebe Buffay (Friends) Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan is a fictional character, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow, one of the six main characters from the American sitcom Friends.

Dude, where do I even start? I can't even begin to describe how funny Phoebe is. She has me laughing out loud. She is my favorite character out of any TV show because of how quirky and hilarious she is.

She needs to get higher on this list.

Phoebe Buffay is unique! For someone with a childhood as troublesome as hers, Phoebe has grown up to be remarkably positive about life, quirkily intuitive, and extremely hilarious.

I love Lisa Kudrow's portrayal of the character and how Phoebe in Friends is unique, funny, and sometimes a bit clever. She is my favorite character in all the TV shows I've watched!

9 Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

Oh, come on guys... Peter is the third funniest just after Chandler and Homer, just because they are classic. But even though I convince myself Chandler and Homer are funnier, deep down inside I know it is Griffin.

He gives it to you straight. The show is even funnier.

Peter Griffin is my favorite character. He needs better storylines and depth to redeem himself as a person.

Oh, come on. Sheldon Cooper? Peter should be number one. His voice (Seth MacFarlane) is awesome. His jokes are always funny.

10 Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants) Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, and he is one of the 10 main characters in the show. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show. Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist... read more

I know he's not as funny as he used to be, but he has some truly funny moments. Such as the ugly barnacle, "Is mayonnaise an instrument?", the Wumbo rant, "It's a giraffe!", and numerous more. Just search YouTube and you'll see.

Number 1 for sure. He cracks me up, and he does not curse or say sexual things like other characters in that top ten.

Patrick Star should be number one. He's the funniest and best character out of all the TV shows in the world.

The Contenders
11 Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants) Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

His blend of biting sarcasm and Daffy Duck-level mania is what makes him so funny.

12 Kramer (Seinfeld)

The show had to have that character, and he delivered. I laugh every time, no matter how many times I have seen it.

Cracked me up every time he came flying through the door.

He's the best character on the show!

13 Roger (American Dad)

The only reason American Dad is funny is because of Roger.

14 Archie Bunker (All in the Family) Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played by Carroll O'Connor.
15 George Costanza (Seinfeld) George Louis Costanza is a fictional character in the American television sitcom Seinfeld, played by Jason Alexander.
16 Sterling Archer (Archer) Sterling Malory Archer is a fictional character on the American adult animated sitcom Archer, which aired on the basic cable network FX from 2009 to 2017 and is currently broadcast on sister network FXX.

He's everyone's favorite former pirate king.

17 Rincewind (Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic)
18 Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
19 Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
20 Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
21 Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.)

House is seriously the best show ever, and Hugh Laurie does a brilliant job with House.

"You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Hey, Wilson! I can't find my pornos.

22 Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) Mabel Pines is one of the lead characters of the Disney XD animated series Gravity Falls. The character is voiced by Kristen Schaal, and designed by the series creator, Alex Hirsch. She is inspired by Hirsch's own twin sister, Ariel Hirsch. She is a caring, boy-crazy 12 year old girl that spent the... read more
23 Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)

The greatest, funniest character ever.

24 Shawn Spencer (Psych)

Not one of the characters above him on this list is worthy to be called funnier than Shawn Spencer. People must be crazy to overlook this guy. He's the best ever!

25 SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants) SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.
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