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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    1957 More
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  2. 66
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    1976 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alan Davies

    1961 More
    60
  4. 93
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    1952 More
    40
  5. 121
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    often listed
    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
    29
  6. 128
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    1930 More
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  7. 88
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    1965 More
    42
  8. 55
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    1915 More
    50
  9. 127
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    27
  10. 29
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    1924 More
    65
  11. 10
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    1964 More
    80
  12. 65
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    1961 More
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  13. 9
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    1942 More
    83
  14. 103
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    1928 More
    36
  15. 105
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  16. 85
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    1963 More
    42
  17. 87
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    1968 More
    42
  18. 104
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    1971 More
    36
  19. 18
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  20. 115
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  21. 89
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    1979 More
    41
  22. 95
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    1962 More
    40
  23. 126
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    Dame Edna

    27
    added by: smellsrank
  24. 11
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    1972 More
    78
  25. 83
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    1936 More
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  26. 114
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  27. 40
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    1940 More
    59
  28. 4
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    most listed
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    89
  29. 31
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    Dawn French

    1957 More
    63
  30. 109
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  31. 137
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    Dick Emery

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  32. 45
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    1935 More
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  33. 51
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    1971 More
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  34. 82
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  35. 8
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  36. 129
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  37. 17
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    1943 More
    74
  38. 32
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    1926 More
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  39. 73
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    1923 More
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  40. 97
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    1921 More
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  41. 24
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    1972 More
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  42. 76
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  43. 138
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    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  44. 42
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    Graham Chapman

    1941 More
    59
  45. 52
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  46. 91
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    1953 More
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  47. 56
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    1961 More
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  48. 80
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    1962 More
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  49. 7
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    1959 More
    85
  50. 19
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    1961 More
    71
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