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. 75
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    1957 More
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    Alan Carr

    1976 More
    51
  3. 44
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    1961 More
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  4. 103
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    1952 More
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  5. 137
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    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
    29
  6. 117
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    1930 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  7. 91
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    1965 More
    43
  8. 50
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    1915 More
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  9. 140
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    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    28
  10. 30
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    1924 More
    65
  11. 12
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    75
  12. 72
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  13. 9
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    1942 More
    81
  14. 104
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    1928 More
    40
  15. 108
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  16. 89
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    1963 More
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  17. 94
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    1968 More
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  18. 102
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    1971 More
    40
  19. 19
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    1889 More
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  20. 100
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    1962 More
    41
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  21. 88
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    1979 More
    44
  22. 81
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  23. 126
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    Dame Edna

    32
    added by: smellsrank
  24. 11
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    1972 More
    76
  25. 83
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    1936 More
    46
  26. 115
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    often listed
    Dave Gorman

    1971 More
    35
  27. 39
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    1940 More
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  28. 4
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    most listed
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    86
  29. 38
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    1957 More
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  30. 139
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    1937 More
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  31. 109
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  32. 133
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    Dick Emery

    30
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
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    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    58
  34. 49
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    1971 More
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  35. 99
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  36. 6
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    1962 More
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  37. 16
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    1943 More
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  38. 28
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    1926 More
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  39. 64
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    1923 More
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  40. 78
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    1921 More
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  41. 26
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    1972 More
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  42. 67
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    1917 More
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  43. 130
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    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  44. 34
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    1941 More
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  45. 55
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  46. 96
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    1953 More
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  47. 65
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    Harry Enfield

    1961 More
    51
  48. 82
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    Hugh Dennis

    1962 More
    46
  49. 10
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    1959 More
    79
  50. 141
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    1915 More
    28
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