9 of the Funniest Modern Comedy Movie Posters

While the writing, acting, directing and production are all integral parts of making a movie, one of the most important ways to get people to see is by making a cool poster. Movie posters have been a part of Hollywood marketing since the early days of movies and are placed in movie theaters, retail outlets and other venues in order to get more people to pay for tickets and purchase home copies. Fans of comedy get some of the best movie posters because the mission of the poster is to set a tone for what they can expect to see. Here are some of the best comedy movie posters that have ever been used.

Knocked Up

The poster for this movie is both simple and effective. It features a photo of a frumpy Seth Rogen with the question of “What if this guy got you pregnant?” next to his face.

Tommy Boy

This cool design places the happy-go-lucky chubster Chris Farley next to his serious counterpart David Spade and sets the tone for a movie where the two opposites clash.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

This iconic movie poster features Chevy Chase dressed up as Santa, getting electrocuted by his overkill display of Christmas lights.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


It may not be because the movie poster is good, but because Borat features a goofy looking Sasha Baron Cohen and Soviet-style propaganda, the poster succeeds and sets up the tone for the movie.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

The look on Stevel Carell’s face is priceless on this movie poster conveys his character’s innocence throughout the movie and gives passersby a good laugh before they see the film.


A poster that’s similar to The 40 Year Old Virgin, this cool design places Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly in a bad family portrait that does a great job describing how dimwitted and immature they are throughout the movie.

The Hangover Part II

While the movie may have been a carbon-copy of the original, this poster features a hungover Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis with an adopted monkey, and Ed Helms with a cool tatoo design on his face. The tattoo design of Ed Helms even sparked controversy for making money off of Mike Tyson’s likeness.

The Hangover Part II

Jackass the Movie

One of the best examples of a “what you see is what you get” movie poster, the Jackass poster features the entire crew in an oversized shopping cart getting pummeled with debris. It does a great job of letting audiences know that the movie is a ramped up version of the television show.

Super Troopers

One of the first projects of the Broken Lizard production crew, Super Troopers showcased a group of normal looking cops, only upside-down. This set the tone for the crazy antics and shenanigans that would come from the rest of the film.

Super Troopers

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