The 20 funniest comedy teams of all time

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The 20 funniest comedy teams of all time

Abbott & Costello

The classic buffoon meets the classic straight man. “Who’s on First?” is still one of the funniest routines ever.

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Stars of TV and film, the Stooges invented comedic violence. Nyuck nyuck.

Cheech & Chong

Cheech & Chong

Everything seems funny after you’ve sparked up a fatty. Especially these two stoners.

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Amos and Andy
Laurel & Hardy

Laurel & Hardy

Early slapstick comedy as high art. Their Babes in Toyland remains a Christmas classic.

Monty Python

Monty Python

Some of the funniest Brits ever born. Between their Flying Circus and their uproarious movies, these guys kept busy.

Martin & Lewis

Martin & Lewis

What happens when you pair a zany over-the-top Jewish guy with a suave, debonair Italian? Show business’ biggest duo for a decade.

Marx Brothers

Marx Brothers

Taking the groan-inducing pun to another dimension, Groucho and his brothers made one painfully funny movie after another. “Go! And never darken my towels again!”

Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi

Lucy & Ethel

While their husbands were away, these best friends got themselves into more jams and fixes that any two women ever did. Their brief stint working at a candy factory is one of TV’s all-time funniest routines.

Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor

Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor

From Silver Streak to Stir Crazy, these stars worked some of their funniest bits together.

Hope & Crosby

Hope & Crosby

Bob Hope, the fast-talking wisecracker, and Bing Crosby, the smoothest crooner ever, were box-office boffo with their Road to… series.

Tim Conway & Harvey Korman

As if watching Carol Burnett do sketch comedy wasn’t enough, these two were much more than just co-stars of her TV show. Who laughed more—the audience or this pair?

Trey Parker & Matt Stone
Stiller & Meara
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By Serge Stevens

The comedy team is a sacred show-business relationship. From the beginning of time, when Eve asked Adam if he wanted a bite to eat, having two or more characters deliver the jokes has always meant more laughs for your money.

Whether the team was a husband and wife, a jokester and his straight man or an ensemble pun-fest, comedy teams have left us rolling in the aisles since, well, since there were aisles. In no particular order, here's DoYouRemember.com's favorite top 20, guaranteed to split a rib or two.

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