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Everybody likes to laugh, right? Who makes you laugh? Rolling Stone thinks they've got the definitive list of The 50 Funniest People Now. They explain how they put the list together:
Here they are: The 50 actors, stand-ups, TV hosts, Twitterers, radio personalities, septuagenarians and sports analysts making us laugh the most right now. In making this list, we took the "now" part seriously, and focused on comedians' recent work. That meant excluding some all-time greats who aren’t very active as funnymen (or aren't doing their best work at the moment) in favor of people who are truly killing it out there these days.
There are lots of SNL people on this list, pretty much all the late night talk show guys: Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel, Conan (but no Leno), Seinfeld and Larry David, and various standups and actors and writers. And Charles Barkley.
Let's cut to the chase . . . here are the top five on the list:
5. Trey Parker & Matt Stone (creators of South Park on TV and The Book of Mormon on Broadway)
4. Jon Stewart
3. Tina Fey
2. Steven Colbert
and . . . topping the list . . . .
1. Louis C.K.
In 2013, Louis C.K. is the Great American Comedian: our chubby, schlubby, ginger-haired conscience, id, and jester-in-chief. He's a poet of existential malaise, but his signature standup bit, "Everything is Amazing and Nobody's Happy," extols the beauty of life and the magic of modern technology.