Over 452,000 have voted in a poll to decide who is the funniest person of all time.
Of course, Robin Williams won and we couldn’t agree more.
The poll was carried out by Ranker and here is a description they have given of the category:
The funniest people of all time are a mix of actors, comedians, and even a few people who probably didn’t start off trying to be funny. Included in this list of people vying for the title of funniest person ever are the funniest stand-up comedians of all time and the funniest actors and actresses ever. One thing’s for sure: these funny actors and comedians are at the top of their ha ha games and could make most people laugh ’til they pee.
The funniest people ever include actors like Will Ferrell and John Belushi, comedians-turned-actors like Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy, and general funny people like George Carlin and John Cleese. While ranking a funny person is completely subjective, the folks on this list of funny people are undeniably hilarious. The real question is: who is the funniest person ever?
Coming in second was Will Ferrell, followed by Bill Murray, George Carlin, and Eddie Murphy in that order.
On top was Robin Williams though, and we couldn’t think of a more deserving winner. He was one of the greatest comedians and screen actors of all time. His quirky energy, wit and ability to improvise won the hearts of millions of people around the world. His ability as a mimic was out of this world and there was no character he could not play from a Scottish granny in Mrs Doubtfire to a big blue Genie in Aladdin.
He had a particular humour technique called playing a character and it can make even things that are unfunny seem hilarious.
Throughout his career on the big screen he always returned to stand up in between. With Williams brilliant flare and panache he tackles some sensitive material such as paedophile’s & homosexuality!
On August 11th 2014 Robin Williams sadly passed away be will remember him as the funniest person of all time!