The Funniest People of All Time

Everyone needs a dose of good laughter from time to time, and luckily, we have always had a big bunch of great comedians and actors to tickle our funny bones with their hilarious onscreen antics! Performing comedy is an art; it’s not easy to amuse people, leading them to break into peals of laughter with your performances! Thankfully, Hollywood has been home to numerous such stars blessed with the quality of being super funny! Check out our list of the funniest people of all time!

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Also Known As: Edward Regan Murphy
Birthday: 03 April 1961
Born In: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Sun Sign: Aries
Featured in Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, Eddie Murphy is undoubtedly one of the funniest people alive today! He is best known for his performances in the ‘Nutty Professor’ films. He is the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 

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Also Known As: Robin McLaurin Williams
Birthday: 21 July 1951
Born In: Chicago
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died On: 11 August 2014
One of the most beloved comedians in Hollywood, Robin Williams began his career performing stand-up comedy in the 1970s. He eventually ventured into films and built an impressive career with roles in several critically and commercially successful films. He is widely regarded as one of the funniest comedians of all time! Sadly, he committed suicide in 2014.

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Also Known As: James Eugene Carrey
Birthday: 17 January 1962
Born In: Newmarket
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Most famous for his energetic slapstick performances, Jim Carrey first enthralled the audiences as a TV comedian before moving on to films. He gained critical praise for his roles in the films ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and ‘Bruce Almighty.’ He is the winner of two Golden Globe Awards and four People's Choice awards.

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Also Known As: Christopher Crosby Farley
Birthday: 15 February 1964
Born In: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died On: 18 December 1997
Gaining fame as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Chris Farley performed stand-up comedy and also acted in films. He was nominated for a MTV Movie Award. Sadly, this talented comedian died at a young age.

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Also Known As: Steven John Carell
Birthday: 16 August 1962
Born In: Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Sun Sign: Leo
Best known for his role of Michael Scott in the NBC sitcom ‘The Office,’ Steve Carell is a talented comedian who also takes up dramatic roles in TV and films. ‘Life’ magazine nominated him as "America's funniest man" for his performance in ‘The Office.’