The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time People

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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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, ...

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  2. 2
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    - 1,782

    the people's #1
    The Office, Night at the Museum, Stardust

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    The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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

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    + 1,176
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    Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire

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    often listed
    Deal or No Deal, QI, I Want Candy

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    Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Cars 2, Ocean's Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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    Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies

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    House, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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    ranked low on reranks
    The Office, Hot Fuzz, Movie 43

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    + 1,552
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    Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books

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    + 837
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The ...

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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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    Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek Into Darkness

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    QI, 15 Storeys High, 8 Out of 10 Cats

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Britain's Got Talent, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, Michael McIntyre's ...

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    City Lights, The Gold Rush, 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, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ...

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

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, Life of Brian

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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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    Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2

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

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Chronicles of Narnia: The ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, A League of Their Own, Love Takes ...

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    Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse

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

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    Community, The IT Crowd, The Watch

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

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    + 854
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    Casino Royale, Fierce Creatures, The Two Ronnies

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    + 1,028
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    Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News

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    + 529
    - 484


    Hugo, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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    + 459
    - 297


    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Robin Hood

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride, Supergirl, Bedazzled

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    ranked low on reranks
    Freaks and Geeks, Dave Allen at Large, Squeeze a Flower

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    IRT Deadliest Roads, Ask Rhod Gilbert

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    ranked low on reranks
    An American Werewolf in London, Drop Dead Fred, The Black Adder

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    Another Gay Movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Let's Dance for Comic ...

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

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    Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books

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    Arthur, The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Foul Play

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    Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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