We should add a caveat that it's not our list, but that of the Writers Guild of America, the trade union which represents screenplay writers in TV and film.
The list, which tops out at 101 entries, sees old classics like Some Like It Hot reach near the very top whilst more modern comedies, such as Anchorman or The Hangover, are further down the list.
Compiled and voted on by members of the WGA, it's a pretty interesting snapshot of how comedy scripts are viewed by their own and what writers think is funny as opposed to what audiences think is funny.
Case in point, we can't see a single Adam Sandler entry anywhere. At all. Anywhere. Yet we all know and get extremely depressed over how well Adam Sandler films generally tend to do at the box office.
But that's another day's arguing. In the meantime, here's the WGA's Top 20:
1. Annie Hall
2. Some Like It Hot
3. Groundhog Day
6. Young Frankenstein
7. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10. National Lampoon’s Animal House
11. This is Spinal Tap
12. The Producers
13. The Big Lebowski
15. When Harry Met Sally
17. Duck Soup
18. There’s Something About Mary
19. The Jerk
20. A Fish Called Wanda