My Favorite Funny People

by sandraerica91 | created - 15 Nov 2011 | updated - 30 Apr 2013 | Public

1. Rob Huebel

Actor | The Descendants

Rob Huebel was born on June 4, 1969 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Descendants (2011), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and I Love You, Man (2009).

Human Giant, Children's Hospital, I Love You, Man.

2. Matt Besser

Actor | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Matt Besser was born on September 22, 1967 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Matthew Gregory Besser. He is a writer and actor, known for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Year One (2009) and Bad Teacher (2011).

Upright Citizens Brigade. Enough said.

3. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

Upright Citizens Brigade, And the funniest show on tv right now Parks and Recreation.

4. Charlie Day

Actor | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Charles Peckham Day was born in New York City, NY, and raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His parents are both music teachers - his mother, Mary (Peckham), is a piano teacher, and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, was a professor of music at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. ...

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, one of the best things to happen to TV in a while.

5. Matt Walsh

Actor | Veep

Matt Walsh was born on October 13, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Veep (2012), Into the Storm (2014) and Ted (2012). He has been married to Morgan Walsh since March 21, 2009. They have three children.

Upright Citizens Brigade

6. Michael Ian Black

Actor | Stella

Michael Ian Black was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family moved to Hillsborough, New Jersey, when he was young. His parents divorced when he was 3. When he was 12, his father died during neurological surgery following a mysterious assault.

Michael attended New York University's Tisch School of...

The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Stella

7. B.J. Novak

Actor | The Office

B.J. Novak was born on July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. He is an actor and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

Writer and Star of the Office

8. Thomas Lennon

Actor | Reno 911!

Thomas Lennon is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he was a member of the influential sketch comedy group The State. The State's hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination ...

The State, Reno 911, I Love You, Man.

9. Ken Marino

Actor | Wanderlust

Ken Marino was born on December 19, 1968 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Wanderlust (2012), The Ten (2007) and Childrens Hospital (2008). He has been married to Erica Oyama since October 8, 2005. They have two children.

The State, Party Down, Children's Hospital.

10. Harris Wittels

Producer | Parks and Recreation

Harris Wittels was born on April 20, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Harris Lee Wittels. He was a producer and writer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Master of None (2015) and Eastbound & Down (2009). He died on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Writer for Parks and Recreation, and frequent guest on The Comedy Bang Bang Podcast with Scott Aukerman.

11. Adam Scott

Actor | Step Brothers

Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated ...

Step Brothers, Party Down, Parks and Recreation

12. Nick Kroll

Actor | Sausage Party

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer and producer. He co-created and voices numerous roles on the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth," which has been heralded by the Hollywood Reporter as "sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy." The 2nd season will premiere Fall 2018. He can next be seen in MGM's ...

aka Bobby Bottleservice, El Chupcabra, Fabrice Fabrice...oh and watch the League on FX.

13. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

aka Childish Gambino. Watch Community so it doesn't go away.

14. Ian Roberts

Actor | Bring It On

Ian Roberts was raised in Secaucus, New Jersey, and attended Grinnell College in Iowa. From 1987-1990, he lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, performing plays with various local companies including the Acacia Theater, Hansberry Sands and Milwaukee Players. In 1990, he moved to Chicago and studied ...

Upright Citizens Brigade

15. Will Arnett

Actor | Arrested Development

Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series, Arrested Development (2003). He also appeared in films, such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ...

Arrested Development!!!

16. David Cross

Actor | Arrested Development

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.

Mr. Show, Arrested Development.

17. Paul Rudd

Actor | Ant-Man

Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the London area, U.K. He has one sister, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at ...

Do I really need to comment on PAUL RUDD.

18. Rob Corddry

Actor | Warm Bodies

Rob Corddry was born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Corddry. He is an actor and writer, known for Warm Bodies (2013), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) and Childrens Hospital (2008). He has been married to Sandra Beth Leftowits since 2002. They have two children.

Creator and Star of what may be the best 10 minutes of your life, that's right Children's Hospital.

19. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

Human Giant, Funny People, 30 Minutes or Less, but most importantly Parks and Recreation.

20. Paul Scheer

Actor | The League

Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, podcaster, and producer. Scheer was born in Huntington, New York and graduated from New York University. He starred on the FXX series The League (2009), The HBO comedy Veep (2012), The Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp...

Human Giant, The League, NTSF:SD:SUV.

21. Jason Mantzoukas

Actor | The Dictator

Jason Mantzoukas was born on December 18, 1972 in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dictator (2012), The House (2017) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

aka Rafi from the League

22. Paul F. Tompkins

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...

Mr. Show, Best Week Ever. Check out his podcast and his many characters.

23. Adam Pally

Actor | Iron Man 3

Adam Pally was born on March 18, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA as Adam Saul Pally. He is an actor and producer, known for Iron Man 3 (2013), Band Aid (2017) and Dirty Grandpa (2016). He has been married to Daniella Anne Liben since July 3, 2008.

Happy Endings

24. David Wain

Writer | Wet Hot American Summer

David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991.

As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then ...

The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Children's Hospital.

25. Ben Schwartz

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Ben Schwartz is known for playing Jean-Ralphio in the American comedy TV series "Parks and Recreation." He plays an annoying yet lovable character who thinks he is a player and a baller and often uses insurance money and his father's money to buy whatever he wants. Jean-Ralphio was created for ...

Jean Ralphio on Parks and Recreation.

26. Patton Oswalt

Actor | Young Adult

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...

27. Nick Offerman

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman was born on June 26, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). He has been married to Megan Mullally since September 20, 2003.

Ron effing Swanson

28. Megan Mullally

Actress | Will & Grace

Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model, and her father, Carter Mullally Jr., was a contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up ...

Will and Grace, Party Down, Children's Hospital.

29. Rob Riggle

Actor | The Daily Show

Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many ...

Step Brothers, The Hangover, The Other Guys

30. John Mulaney

Writer | Mulaney

John Mulaney was born as John Edmund Mulaney. He is a writer and actor, known for Mulaney (2014), Documentary Now! (2015) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He has been married to Annamarie Tendler since July 5, 2014.

31. Scott Aukerman

Writer | Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Scott Aukerman was born on July 2, 1970 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and Run Ronnie Run (2002).

32. Tim Heidecker

Writer | Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories

Tim Heidecker was born on February 3, 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013), The Comedy (2012) and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007). He has been married to Marilyn Porayko since June 2, 2007. They have two ...



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