The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time People

The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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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 seriuos 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.

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

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    the people's #1
    Ricky Gervais

    1961 More
    100
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    1939 More
    95
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    Rowan Atkinson

    1955 More
    91
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    most listed
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    86
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    1972 More
    86
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    1962 More
    83
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    1974 More
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    Stephen Fry

    1957 More
    83
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    1942 More
    81
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    1959 More
    79
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    1972 More
    76
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    1964 More
    75
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    often listed
    Michael McIntyre

    1976 More
    75
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    1965 More
    75
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    1963 More
    74
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    1943 More
    73
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    Peter Sellers

    1925 More
    73
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    1929 More
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    1889 More
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    1965 More
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    69
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    1926 More
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    Tommy Cooper

    1921 More
    65
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    1930 More
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    1941 More
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    1918 More
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    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    58
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    Sid James

    1913 More
    57
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    1958 More
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    1922 More
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    1915 More
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