Who is the King of Comedy?
It has been nearly two decade since Uncle Joey from Full House stepped down as America’s funniest TV character. There has been chaos ever since and a clear winner is still indeterminable. That’s where you folks come in. According to you, which TV character is the funniest character on television? Let’s take a look at a few of the candidates.
Michael Scott, The Office
No one is as awkward as the world’s greatest boss. Michael Scott always has something politically incorrect to say. I think Michael was funnier in the first few seasons of The Office. Michael has had to be more and more extreme in order to still shock and awe the audience and now he is so awkward it is almost painful to watch. He still belongs on the funniest TV characters ballot.
“I’m friends with everybody in this office. We’re all best friends. I love everybody here. But sometimes your best friends start coming into work late and start having dentist appointments that aren’t dentist appointments, and that is when it’s nice to let them know that you could beat them up.”
Michael Scott Clip
Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
As TGS’s top writer, Liz is full of classic one liners and crazy quirks. I sometimes wonder how much of what Liz says is scripted and how much is Tina Fey free styling. If not the funniest tv character I would at least give Liz Lemon the most quotable award.
“How many times does a woman meet Mr. Right? I’ve had three chances; Floyd, then Carol, and I was once in an elevator with Tom Brokaw, and I blew all three…opportunities.”
Liz Lemon Clip
Senor Chang, Community
An Asian wannabe teaching Spanish at the community college. What about that isn’t funny? Chang has really upped the ante in season two with his effort to join the study group.
“I mean, surely, it must be in my nature to instruct you in something that’s ancient and secret, like, oh, building a wall that you can see from outer space! Well, I’ll tell you why I teach Spanish. It is none of your business, okay?”
Senor Chang Clip
Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
It was tough to chose just one character from Modern Family but in the end Phil Dunphy took the cake. Phil magnifies the role of your classic, stupid TV dad. He is filled with one liners. The reason Phil is so funny is because everyone knows someone like him.
“You can insult a lot of things about me – my hair, my voice, my balance-board exercises – but don’t insult my selling. That crosses a line. What line? Oh, you don’t see it? That’s because I just sold it!”
Phil Dunphy Clip
Cast your votes
There you have it folks. These are just a few of the many candidates for America’s funniest tv character. If you feel I passed someone up. Write them in. Otherwise, cast in your vote with a legitimate reason for why you think your vote should replace Screech as the funniest character on TV.