Laugh out loud: The best comedians in history

Jerry Lewis - The comedian, rose to stardom alongside his partner Dean Martin, with whom he formed the duo Martin & Lewis. He was equally successful as a solo comic.

Jerry Seinfeld - This is an indisputable choice. Seinfeld has been the highest-paid comedian in the world for years. His sitcom 'Seinfeld' was everyone's favorite show in the '90s.

Laurel and Hardy - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel formed one of the most popular comedy duos in American cinema.

Leslie Nielsen - The Canadian actor was a staple in comedy films in the '80s and '90s. How can we forget 'Airplane!' (1980) or the 'The Naked Gun' movies?!

Stephen Colbert - David Letterman's replacement on the 'Late Show' proved to be as hilarious and intellectual as his legendary predecessor.

Eddie Murphy - The actor collects many popular comedies such as 'Coming to America, and the 'Dr. Dolittle,' 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'The Nutty Professor' and 'Shrek' franchises.

Rowan Atkinson - The actor became famous worldwide with his character Mr Bean, which was so popular that movies were made in addition to the TV show.

Marx Brothers - Brothers Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo were already adored in theater, so it's no surprise they became a movie phenomenon too.

Melissa McCarthy - The actress is a comedy staple both in TV and on the big screen.

Abbott and Costello -
This unforgettable duo is also one of the most iconic in American TV and cinema.

Alan Carr - The British comedian is one of the biggest in the game. He started as a stand-up act but he also moved on to television.

Jimmy Fallon - The host of 'The Tonight Show' has been around for years and is one of the most popular comedians in the US.

Chris Rock - This comic has seen success as a stand-up and on the small and big screens, including as a voice actor.

Mario Moreno (Cantinflas) - Charlie Chaplin was a huge fan of the Mexican comic, who was also super popular in the US.

Adam Sandler - Adam Sandler has starred in huge box-office hits including '50 First Dates,' 'Grown Ups,' and 'Funny People,' among others.

Jimmy Carr - The artist is one of the most respected names on the British comedy scene today.

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