a list compiled by ... ME Probably a work in progress to be sure. I'm prepared to alter and argue my opinions. My basic outline is: Only real people, no fictional characters. Just for a cleaner system a person can only have one duo they're part of on the list. Duos don't have to be a frequent or even more than one time collaboration but it certainly helps. Duos have to have something close to or resembling an equal footing. Often there's a clear driving member, a more vocal or conspicuous member, but they're a duo only when you can argue for both of them bringing a substantial ammount to make a true pairing, not a star/side-kick relationship (examples of the latter being Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, or Jackie Gleason and Art Carney). A strong respect for different kinds of comedy even if it's not something I enjoy listening to the most, BUT NOT an institutional/bandwagon rubber stamp for the old timers or very successful hacks. The ranking is based on the output and legacy of the DUO ALONE, not the individual careers or work of the participants outside of it. The comedy Gods have decreed that honesty shall reign supreme and bull$hit shall be spotlighted and denounced. BTW this isn't movie specific, it's all comedy (stand-up, sketch, movies, tv) from the worlds of performance, producing, and writing. So, while it isn't a perfect match for this subforum, I don't know where to better put it. And here it is: 25: Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 24: Jon Favreau & Vince Vaughn 23: Adam Corolla & Jimmy Kimmel 22: Al Franken & Tom Davis 21: Dave Chappelle & Jim Bruer 20: The Jerkey Boys 19: Mike Myers & Dana Carvey 18: Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise 17: Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes 16: Johnny Wayne & Frank Shuster 15: Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer 14: George Burns & Gracie Allen 13: Dan Akroyd & John Belushi 12: Jerry Seinfeld & Larry David 11: Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor 10: Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels 9: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore 8: Matt Stone & Trey Parker 7: Harold Ramis & Bill Murray 6: Bud Abbott & Lou Costello 5: David Spade & Chris Farley 4: Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong 3: Dick Smothers & Tom Smothers 2: Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy - - - and the number 1 greatest comedic duo of all time I declare to be without anyone else even coming close... 1: Bob Odenkirk & David Cross dunno if this'll be a controversial opinion or not. I'll tell you you better not try to argue otherwise if you haven't watched Mr. Show on DVD lately. Netflix it, best possible rental from that place. An easy 5+ hours of unmatched entertainment on each disk, with the episodes themselves and some of the best commentaries around. Both on their own are in a league of natural funniness that only a few other people on the list of any duo have, and together they've achieved the most respectable, consistant, hilarious output anywhere in comedy.