updated 10/26/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/08/2011 AT 8:05 AM ET
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman’s heart just might be through her funny bone.
In anticipation of the annual Sexiest Man Alive issue, PEOPLE.com has rounded up four of the funniest guys on screen and stage to get readers … ahem … in the mood.
Ty Burrell (a.k.a. Phil Dunphy on Modern Family), Community’s Joel McHale, comedian Kevin Hart and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane all share their day-to-day routines, talents – and sexiness – on video.
To check out the Funny Is the New Sexy videos, go to People.com/funnyisthenewsexy.
PEOPLE will reveal its pick for Sexiest Man Alive on Nov. 16. And be sure to check out more men of the moment in the special issue, on newsstands Nov. 18