The Ultimate List of the Best Comedy Duos

In honour of this week's episode, check out the 13 top comedy duos! In no particular order:

  • Laurel and Hardy

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy rose to fame during the early Classical Hollywood era and set the stage for comedy duos of the future with their signature slapstick comedy style. 

  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

These lady bosses met in 1993 at an improv class in Chicago. From Saturday Night Live to Mean Girls to hosting the Golden Globes, these hilarious best friends have each others' backs. 

  • Key and Peele

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele worked together on MADtv and later went on to launch their own sketch show, Key & Peele. Who can forget their sketch about Barrack Obama and his "anger interpreter"? Even President Obama is a fan! 

  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

These funny gals developed Broad City, first as a web-series, after working together in improv on the Upright Citizens Brigade. 

  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

This duo, who worked together on funny titles such as Hot Fuzz, Paul, and Shaun of the Dead, have just reunited for a secret new project! 

  • Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

Though these two worked together for around 40 years to create some hilarious work, but rumour has it the two were not friends offscreen! 

  • Cheech and Chong

Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong met in Vancouver, BC in the late 1960s. They became known within the drug and counterculture movements during the hippie era. Peace man! 

  • John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

The Blues Brothers found in 1978 as a musical act on Saturday Night Live. Although this partnership was cut short by the tragic death of John Belushi in 1982, the pair remains one of the most memorable duos in comedic history.

  • Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim

 Tim and Eric began producing low-budget short films while in school together at Temple University in the 1990s. The two now direct and start in multiple comedy shows and are known for the crude and tacky production value of their work. 

  • Jay and Silent Bob

From Clerks to Clerks III, this list would be incomplete without the comedy duo brought to life by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. 

  • Seth Rogen and James Franco

Both Rogen and Franco got their start in their breakout roles on Freaks and Geeks in 1999 and have been working together ever since! 

  • Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin

This comedy team met in 1945 and worked in together in radio, television, and film for ten years to the day.

  • Abbott and Costello


William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s, and their comedic bits have inspired many comedians throughout the years.