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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  1. 73
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    Adrian Edmondson

    1957 More
    49
  2. 69
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    Alan Carr

    1976 More
    50
  3. 44
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    Alan Davies

    1961 More
    58
  4. 103
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    often listed
    Alexei Sayle

    1952 More
    40
  5. 138
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    often listed
    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
    30
  6. 116
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    1930 More
    34
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  7. 91
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    1965 More
    43
  8. 49
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    Arthur Lowe

    1915 More
    56
  9. 143
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    often listed
    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    28
  10. 27
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    1924 More
    65
  11. 12
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    1964 More
    75
  12. 71
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    Bill Hicks

    1961 More
    49
  13. 9
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    1942 More
    81
  14. 104
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    Bob Monkhouse

    1928 More
    40
  15. 110
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    1959 More
    38
  16. 89
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    Caroline Aherne

    1963 More
    44
  17. 95
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    ranked high on reranks
    Catherine Tate

    1968 More
    42
  18. 101
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    ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Brooker

    1971 More
    41
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Chaplin

    1889 More
    71
  20. 97
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    Chris Morris

    1962 More
    42
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  21. 87
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    Chris O'Dowd

    1979 More
    45
  22. 81
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    1962 More
    47
  23. 122
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    Dame Edna

    33
    added by: smellsrank
  24. 11
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    1972 More
    76
  25. 84
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    Dave Allen

    1936 More
    46
  26. 115
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    often listed
    Dave Gorman

    1971 More
    35
  27. 37
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    1940 More
    61
  28. 4
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    most listed &controversial
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    86
  29. 38
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    Dawn French

    1957 More
    61
  30. 136
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    1937 More
    30
  31. 109
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    38
  32. 126
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    new! Dick Emery

    33
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  33. 45
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    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    57
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    Dylan Moran

    1971 More
    56
  35. 98
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    Ed Byrne

    1972 More
    41
  36. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eddie Izzard

    1962 More
    83
  37. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eric Idle

    1943 More
    73
  38. 29
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    1926 More
    65
  39. 60
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    Eric Sykes

    1923 More
    52
  40. 74
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    Down 5
    1921 More
    49
  41. 26
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    ranked high on reranks
    Frankie Boyle

    1972 More
    65
  42. 65
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    Down 10

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    Frankie Howerd

    1917 More
    51
  43. 127
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    1904 More
    32
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  44. 33
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    1941 More
    62
  45. 59
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    1963 More
    52
  46. 99
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    Griff Rhys Jones

    1953 More
    41
  47. 64
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Harry Enfield

    1961 More
    51
  48. 82
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    Hugh Dennis

    1962 More
    46
  49. 10
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    Hugh Laurie

    1959 More
    79
  50. 139
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    1915 More
    30
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