If laughter’s the best medicine, then are comedians doctors? No, they aren’t. But when you’ve to pick who the funniest actors are today, these three people instantly come to mind for the last 10 years.
Comedian Actor #3: Seth Rogen
Who would’ve known that Canadians could be funny? Seth Rogen broke out with the hilarious movie Knocked Up. He has been making great movies ever sense. Pineapple Express in 2008 is a wonderfully unique “stoner movie” that Rogen actually co-wrote himself. He then went on to co-write, co-direct and co-star in The Interview, a movie so good that North Korea hacked Sony to try and stop from being shown. Rogen showed that he is not just a funny actor, but a good actor when he stared in 50/50, a movie about a man dying from cancer. Seth Rogen has been showing off how hilarious he is for years and that’s why he is our third funniest actor for the last 10 years.
Comedian Actor #2: Steve Carell
If you watched all nine seasons of The Office, then I won’t have to tell you anymore about how funny Steve Carell is. His first big movies were Anchorman and 40 Year Old Virgin. Anchorman is one of the funniest movies of all time and is quotable from the first to the last line. (Fun note: Seth Rogen was in both of these movies.) Steve showed his raunchier side in these movies, but also showed his family friendly humor in the following movies Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who, Get Smart, and Evan Almighty. It’s impressive that he can be just as funny when he’s making jokes about getting his chest waxed, or when he’s making a cartoon.
Comedian Actor #1: Will Ferrell
Who else could be the funniest man over the last 10 years? Everything he acts in turns into pure comedy gold. He has starred in numerous comedies such as the one we just mentioned Anchorman, Old School, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. The list goes on and on. He has found himself repeatedly in some of the funniest movies of all-time. Even his real life is funny. He helped found FunnyorDie.com and recently played in 5 Major League Baseball Spring Training games including him coaching with giant signs saying “Don’t Steal” and “swing as hard as you can.” He got his start on Saturday Night Live, where he made some of the most memorable skits on the show including Cowbell and Celebrity Jeopardy. His portrayal of Ron Burgundy is the best character to happen in movies in the last 10 years. I could continue to rave about how funny he is, but if you just watch a few of his movies then you already know.