The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time People
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The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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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  1. 1
    Up 1451
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    1939 More
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    the people's #1
    Ricky Gervais

    1961 More
    98
  3. 3
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    1955 More
    95
  4. 4
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    most listed
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    89
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    1957 More
    87
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    1972 More
    86
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    1959 More
    85
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    84
  9. 9
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    1942 More
    83
  10. 10
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    1964 More
    79
  11. 11
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    1972 More
    78
  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Merchant

    1974 More
    77
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    1925 More
    76
  14. 14
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    1965 More
    76
  15. 15
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    75
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael McIntyre

    1976 More
    74
  17. 17
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    74
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    1889 More
    72
  19. 19
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    Ronnie Barker

    1929 More
    71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Dee

    1961 More
    70
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    1970 More
    68
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    68
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    66
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  25. 25
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    1930 More
    66
  26. 26
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    66
  27. 27
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    Peter Cook

    1937 More
    65
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    1971 More
    65
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    1924 More
    64
  30. 30
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    63
  31. 31
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    Dawn French

    1957 More
    63
  32. 32
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    Tommy Cooper

    1921 More
    61
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    1926 More
    61
  34. 34
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    1918 More
    61
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    1958 More
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    1964 More
    60
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    60
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    1966 More
    60
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    1958 More
    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alan Davies

    1961 More
    59
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    Graham Chapman

    1941 More
    59
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Russell Howard

    1980 More
    59
  43. 43
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    1975 More
    57
  44. 44
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    Down 65

    ranked low on reranks
    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    57
  45. 45
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    often listed
    Rhod Gilbert

    1968 More
    57
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sid James

    1913 More
    56
  47. 47
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    1922 More
    55
  48. 48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Paul Merton

    1957 More
    54
  49. 49
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    1972 More
    54
  50. 50
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    1942 More
    52
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