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 4409
    Down 828

    the people's #1
    Ricky Gervais

    1961 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 339
    1939 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1241
    Down 373
    1955 More
    94
  4. 4
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    most listed
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    89
  5. 5
    Up 1291
    Down 782
    1972 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 341
    Down 91

    ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Fry

    1957 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1261
    Down 755
    1962 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1323
    Down 678
    1942 More
    84
  9. 9
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    Down 390
    1959 More
    82
  10. 10
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    Down 575
    1964 More
    79
  11. 11
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    Down 645

    ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Merchant

    1974 More
    78
  12. 12
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    1965 More
    78
  13. 13
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    1972 More
    77
  14. 14
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    1963 More
    77
  15. 15
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    Down 751

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael McIntyre

    1976 More
    76
  16. 16
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    Down 117
    1943 More
    75
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Peter Sellers

    1925 More
    74
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Dee

    1961 More
    72
  19. 19
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    Down 96

    ranked low on reranks
    Ronnie Barker

    1929 More
    72
  20. 20
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    1965 More
    70
  21. 21
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    Down 97
    1970 More
    70
  22. 22
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    Down 346
    1889 More
    69
  23. 23
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    Down 676
    1973 More
    67
  24. 24
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    Down 109
    1943 More
    67
  25. 25
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    1930 More
    67
  26. 26
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    Down 133
    1971 More
    67
  27. 27
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    1968 More
    64
  28. 28
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    Down 86

    ranked low on reranks
    Dawn French

    1957 More
    64
  29. 29
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Peter Cook

    1937 More
    64
  30. 30
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    Down 706
    1972 More
    63
  31. 31
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    Down 61

    ranked low on reranks
    Tommy Cooper

    1921 More
    62
  32. 32
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    Down 84
    1958 More
    62
  33. 33
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    Down 342
    1926 More
    62
  34. 34
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    Down 451
    1918 More
    62
  35. 35
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    Down 617
    1964 More
    62
  36. 36
    Up 303
    Down 213
    1924 More
    61
  37. 37
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    Down 564
    1966 More
    61
  38. 38
    Up 399
    Down 411
    1961 More
    60
  39. 39
    Up 135
    Down 89
    1940 More
    60
  40. 40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Russell Howard

    1980 More
    60
  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    Graham Chapman

    1941 More
    60
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Russell Brand

    1975 More
    59
  43. 43
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    Down 487
    1968 More
    58
  44. 44
    Up 101
    Down 60

    ranked low on reranks
    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    58
  45. 45
    Up 67
    Down 70

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mollie Sugden

    1922 More
    57
  46. 46
    Up 334
    Down 251
    1958 More
    56
  47. 47
    Up 97
    Down 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Sid James

    1913 More
    56
  48. 48
    Up 340
    Down 439

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Paul Merton

    1957 More
    55
  49. 49
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    Down 1692
    1972 More
    54
  50. 50
    Up 101
    Down 79
    1942 More
    53
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