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The Top 10 Funniest Colleges

  • 1. New York University (New York, NY): Alumni include Billy Crystal, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, and the legendary director/producer/actor Mike Nichols (The Graduate, The Birdcage); PLAGUE humor magazine Yes, connect me!
  • 2. University of California — Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Alumni include Carol Burnett, Will Forte, Ben Stiller, actor/director Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally; humor mag Seriously guys, who uses Wix?
  • 3. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): Alumni include John Ritter, Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, and Lee Unkrich (Academy Award for Toy Story 3); a "Most Fun-Loving" campus; humor mag The Sack of Troy
  • 4. Northwestern University (Evanston, IL): Alumni include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, Jane Curtain; humor mag Sherman Ave
  • 5. Columbia University (New York, NY): Alumni include Kate McKinnon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the New Black); humor mag Federalist Paper Yes, connect me!
  • 6. Yale University (New Haven, CT): Alumni include Demetri Martin, David Hyde Pierce, and Henry Winkler (a.k.a. The Fonz...); humor mag Record
  • 7. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY): Alumni include Jane Lynch, Bill Maher, Robert Smigel (all those funny SNL cartoons...); humor mags Cornell Lunatic and CU Nooz (online) Yes, connect me!
  • 8. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA): Alumni include Conan O'Brien, John Lithgow, and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation); humor mags Demon, Lampoon, and Nonsense Yes, connect me!
  • 9. Emerson College (Boston, MA): Alumni include Denis Leary, Andrea Martin, and Norman Lear (All in the Family, Sanford and Son; a whole major offered in comedy Yes, connect me!
  • 10. California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA): Alumni include Tim Burton, legendary Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones, and Andrew Stanton (Academy Awards for Finding Nemo and WALL-E)
  • 10. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA): Alumni include Ted Danson, Jack Klugman, and Albert Brooks; humor mag readme Yes, connect me!

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