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

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  3. 3
    + 2481
    - 829


    The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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  4. 4
    + 1993
    - 1233

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

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  5. 5
    + 1159
    - 513


    Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire

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    Deal or No Deal, QI, I Want Candy

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    Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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  8. 8
    + 1962
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    Cars 2, Ocean's Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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    - 826


    House, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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  10. 10
    + 1532
    - 933


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

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    QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own

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  12. 12
    + 781
    - 368


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

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  13. 13
    + 856
    - 353


    Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies

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    + 2376
    - 1063


    The Office, Hot Fuzz, Movie 43

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    + 821
    - 402


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

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  16. 16
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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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    + 1229
    - 799


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

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  19. 19
    + 1067
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    City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

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    + 673
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ...

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    + 1256
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    Shaun of the Dead, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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    + 1465
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    Mock the Week, Live Floor Show, When Were We Funniest?

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    Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

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  24. 24
    + 1414
    - 978


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

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    + 920
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    The Morecambe & Wise Show, The Magnificent Two, That Riviera Touch

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    - 328


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

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    - 859


    Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2

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    + 629
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Plank, It's Tommy Cooper, The Cool Mikado

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

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    + 832
    - 551


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

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    - 283


    Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse

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    + 408
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    Stand Up for the Week, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Channel 4's Comedy ...

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    Casino Royale, Fierce Creatures, The Two Ronnies

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    + 882
    - 662


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

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    - 941


    Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News

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    + 522
    - 478

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hugo, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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    + 448
    - 191

    ranked low on reranks
    Community, The IT Crowd, The Watch

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  39. 39
    + 1151
    - 927


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

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  40. 40
    + 732
    - 735

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

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    + 451
    - 293


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

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  42. 42
    + 433
    - 231


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

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    + 428
    - 289


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

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    + 735
    - 431

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

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  45. 45
    + 366
    - 280


    Arthur, The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Foul Play

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    + 796
    - 701


    Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books

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    + 448
    - 308


    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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    + 746
    - 661


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

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    + 802
    - 713


    IRT Deadliest Roads, Ask Rhod Gilbert

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