Larry Martino

Larry Martino

Larry Martino

If you had to guess which of the 25 most populous cities in the U.S.A. were considered the funniest cities in America, would you put Las Vegas in the top five? How would you even rank the funniest cities?

Well, has released findings in a new study which ranks the funniest cities in the nation. Their findings were not based on how funny a city’s residents are, but rather on how many comedy clubs there are per capita (40 points), how many comedy festivals a city hosts (30 points), how many movie and television comedy specials have been filmed in a city (20 points), and internet search volume for comedy specials, clubs and festivals per capita (10 points).

If the study had been based on which city has the funniest residents, I’m sure Las Vegas would have topped the list, right? However, in this particular study, we ranked at #13. In the state rankings, Nevada came in at #23. However, Sin City did score in the top three for most comedy clubs per capita along with Boston and Los Angeles.

This study ranked the funniest states:  Massachusetts at #1, New York in second, Illinois ranks third, and believe it or not Alaska and Ohio are tied for fourth. Just for “laughs,” which are the least funny states in the U.S. according to the study? North Dakota ranks at #50, followed by Wyoming at #49, with Arkansas and Alabama tied at #47.

You can see the full results of this study by CLICKING HERE.

Without further ado, scroll down to find out the five funniest cities in the U.S.A.

  • 5) Seattle, WA

    Funniest Cities: Seattle, WA skyline

    “The Emerald City” is the largest city in the state of Washington, and it scored a 75 in this study to place fifth. The city was famous for its jazz clubs during the 1920’s and 1930’s, and we all know about their vibrant rock scene. This is where “grunge rock” got its start. Comedian Joel McHale was raised in the Seattle area.

  • 4) Washington, D.C.

    Funniest Cities: Washington, DC

    No, our nation’s capital’s high score was not based on what you may think of politicians. Washington, D.C. placed fourth with a score of 77. Some very famous stand-up comedians come from this area, including Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Ana Gasteyer.

  • 2) San Francisco, CA

    Funniest Cities: San Francisco, CA

    The “City by the Bay” ties for second in this study with another one of California’s major metropolises, Los Angeles. They each came in with a score of 79 out of 100 in this study. Famous comedians from the Bay Area include Margaret Cho and Kevin Pollak.

  • 2) Los Angeles, CA

    Funniest Cities: Los Angeles, CA

    The “City of Angels” is America’s home for movies, television shows, and lots of other entertainment, including numerous comedy clubs. Many comedians gravitate to L.A. in order to hit the big time. Famous comedians from the Los Angeles area include Pauly Shore, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez and George Lopez.

  • 1) Boston, MA

    Funniest Cities: Boston, MA

    Somehow, “Beantown” killed the competition, with a high score of 94 out of 100! Not only was Boston ranked as the funniest city in America, Massachusetts was ranked as the funniest state in this study. Famous comedians from Boston include Lenny Clarke and the late John Pinette.

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