Some of the best entertainers over the years hail from the Garden State, and so do some of the funniest people in the world.

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
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These days, we should take any opportunity to laugh a little, and we have some New Jersey people who know how to make us laugh more than most.

So we thought we would take a minute to pay tribute to some of the great New Jersey performers who have made us laugh over the years.

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Photo by Michel Grolet on Unsplash
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And our rankings are meant to be compliments to these amazing performers. We're sure there are others who would have made your list, and we definitely want to celebrate them, too, so shout them out in the Comment section.

Here are our choices for the 5 Funniest New Jersey performers ever. Let us know if you agree.

Danny DeVito. From Taxi to Twins to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, there are always a ton of laughs from Danny DeVito. And who can forget his stripper appearance on Friends? Just hilarious.

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Joe Pesci. Three words. My Cousin Vinny. And then there's his work in the Lethal Weapon franchise, and let's not forget Home Alone. He's one of the most versatile actors around, too.

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Lou Costello. Paterson-born Lou Costello is best known for his work with Bud Abbott and the "Who's On First" skit, but he was hysterical throughout his entire legendary career.

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Paul Rudd. Paul was born in Passaic, and he has had a ton of hysterical roles, including Anchorman, This Is 40, and Dinner For Schmucks. And there is his great role in Friends as Phoebe's love interest.

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Jason Alexander. It just took one amazing part on Seinfeld to make Jason Alexander a legendary comedy name, but his career includes much more than that. He was born in Newark.

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Jerry Lewis. Another comic legend, and a man who dedicated his life to raising funds to battle Muscular Dystrophy. He will be remembered for his hysterical physical humor as well as his incredible charity work.

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How lucky are we in the Garden State to have this kind of talent. And this is just the tip of the iceberg for New Jersey.

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