The couple that laughs together stays together — that's the case longtime comedian couples seem to make. Some of these twosomes work together, like Jason Jones and Samantha Bee of The Daily Show, while others are currently conquering TV separately, like Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Either way, we can imagine lots of laughs are shared at home once the cameras stop rolling. A new study might say that men are marginally funnier than women, at least when it comes to the very specific task of writing witty New Yorker cartoon captions, but these couples highlight the funny side of both sexes. Take a look now at some of our favorite comedian lovers.
Their onscreen personas might be completely different, but bubbly Isla and inappropriate Sacha make quite the picture-perfect pair on the red carpet. And two of their respective hits, Borat and Wedding Crashers, have to be among the most-quoted movies of the last decade.
Considering his parents are iconic comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, it's no surprise Ben Stiller found a wife who can make people laugh, too. While I will always think of Christine Taylor as Melody on Hey Dude, she's shown off her comedic chops playing the straight foil alongside her ridiculous husband in Zoolander and Dodgeball.
Amy and Will might each have their own hit TV shows, with Parks and Recreation and Up All Night, but they've also collaborated comedically since they made things official in 2003. Amy played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II's wife sometimes on Arrested Development, and they starred as (incestuous?) skating siblings in Blades of Glory.
These two Canadians have been married since 2001 and have three kids together. Can you imagine watching your parents say the ridiculous things Samantha and Jason do on TV? Believe it or not, the comedic correspondents did not meet on The Daily Show. Instead they hooked up while working on a traveling children's show, a job they both hated. It was a live-action Sailor Moon production, with Samantha playing the title role.
Steve and Nancy married in 1995, when neither of them were household names. Their relationship is founded in funny, as they met at Second City when Nancy enrolled in a class taught by Steve. Hot for teacher! Nancy went on to star on Saturday Night Live and Steve on The Office, but they've also worked together. They both were correspondents on The Daily Show, and Nancy had parts in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and on The Office. I wonder who's boss at home?
There's no denying the charming comedic chemistry between Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in the 1987 comedy Overboard, which was actually the third movie they shot together. The pair first met on the film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and later got together in 1983, when they met again for Swing Shift. They might not be comedians, per se, but they can make us laugh.