The Top 10 Funniest Actors and Actresses Ever

By: Sara Smith

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Martin Short

On Saturday Night Live, Martin Short made his acting debut, bringing to life characters like Ed Grimley and Jiminy Glick.


Adam Sandler

One of the most recognizable characters in comedy is without a doubt Adam Sandler. His appearances on screen credits include Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore, and other highly successful films.

Lucille Ball

In addition to being one of the funniest actors in television history, Lucille Ball was a trailblazer for women in the entertainment world.

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Whoopi Goldberg

Famed for her remarkable accomplishments in the entertainment world, Whoopi Goldberg is a remarkable performer and comedian. She is one of only eighteen people to have won an EGOT.

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Chris Rock

Through his stand-up routines, Chris Rock gained recognition in the comedy world. Later, in the early 1990s, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy rose to fame in the early 1980s on Saturday Night Live thanks to his outstanding performances and unique personas.


Carol Burnett

The Carol Burnett Show was a humorous variety show that ran for 11 years, preceding Saturday Night Live, and won 23 Emmy Awards. Carol Burnett starred in it.

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Kristen Wiig

Before joining the Saturday Night Live cast, Kristen Wiig started her comedic career in Los Angeles with The Groundlings comedy troupe.

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Betty White

The most well-known role for Betty White is that of Rose Nylund in the critically acclaimed sitcom The Golden Girls.

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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell became well-known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and went on to have a prosperous film career.


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