The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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List Criteria: Comedians who are citizens of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Southern Ireland

The funniest British and Irish comedians of all time is a geographically restricted subset of the funniest people of all time, and some of these funny people from across the pond can make you pee yourself with laughter just by looking at you. Many of these comedians from the UK and Ireland have appeared in the funniest movies ever as well as some of the funniest TV shows of all time. These hilarious entertainers represent funny and the UK, and they are all here together in this list of the funniest people from Britain and Ireland.

There's a lot that goes into deciding who the best comedians from Ireland and Britain are: do they have a funny stand-up act, a great special, a memorable character, and/or a generally funny public persona? Do you factor in the truly awful projects they've taken part in when deciding their overall ranking (cough*Bruno*cough)? Being funny is serious business, and so is deciding who the most hilarious British and Irish comedians truly are.

Who are the funniest comedians from the UK and Ireland? What comedians are from Ireland and Great Britain? Are British and Irish comedians funnier? This list of the funniest comedians from Britain and Ireland should answer some of these questions and, at the lease, point you towards some of the funniest people ever to come from a pair of smallish islands. If your favorite British or Irish comedian isn't on the list, make sure to add them so they can compete for the title of funniest comedian from Ireland and the UK.
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    A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian

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    the people's #1
    The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction

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  3. 3
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    The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

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    most listed
    Peep Show, QI, Would I Lie to You?

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    + 1,190
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    QI, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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    often listed
    8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

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    Brave, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints

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    Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen, The Riches

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    Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies

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    House M.D., Tomorrowland, Stuart Little

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    The Office, Cemetery Junction, The Ricky Gervais Show

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    Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, ...

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    QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own

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    Not Going Out, Would I Lie to You?, Would I Lie To You?

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    Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul

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    QI, 15 Storeys High, 8 Out of 10 Cats

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    Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley!, The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, Michael ...

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    The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

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    Shaun of the Dead, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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    Mock the Week, Live Floor Show, When Were We Funniest?

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life

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    The Morecambe & Wise Show, The Magnificent Two, That Riviera Touch

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life

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    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, 24 Hour Party People, ...

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    Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

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    The Plank, It's Tommy Cooper, The Cool Mikado

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    hilomena, Alan Partridge, Despicable Me 2

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    Coraline, French and Saunders, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ...

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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show

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    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, A League of Their Own, Love Takes ...

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    Stand Up for the Week, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Channel 4's Comedy ...

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    Danger Mouse, Only Fools and Horses...., A Touch of Frost

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    Submarine, The Watch, The Boxtrolls

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    Life of Brian, Dot and the Kangaroo, The Last Remake of Beau Geste

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    Casino Royale, Fierce Creatures, The Two Ronnies

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    Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life

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    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of ...

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    The Fifth Element, There's Something About Mary, MouseHunt

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    Bedazzled w 2000, Bedazzled 1967, The Princess Bride

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    Freaks and Geeks, Dave Allen at Large, Squeeze a Flower

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    IRT Deadliest Roads, Ask Rhod Gilbert

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    An American Werewolf in London, Guest House Paradiso, Drop Dead Fred

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    The Graham Norton Show, Over the Rainbow, Graham Norton: Live at the ...

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    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The Mad Bad Ad Show, Epic Win

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    Arthur, 10, Bedazzled

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    Absolutely Fabulous, Coraline, Shrek 2

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    Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Get Him to the Greek, Arthur, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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