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. 70
    Up 43
    Down 29
    1957 More
    46
  2. 66
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alan Carr

    1976 More
    47
  3. 40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alan Davies

    1961 More
    59
  4. 93
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    1952 More
    41
  5. 120
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    Down 34

    often listed
    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
    29
  6. 123
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    Down 14
    1930 More
    28
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  7. 89
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    Down 32
    1965 More
    42
  8. 54
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    Down 62
    1915 More
    50
  9. 129
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    Down 554

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    26
  10. 29
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    1924 More
    64
  11. 10
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    1964 More
    79
  12. 63
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    1961 More
    48
  13. 9
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    Down 681
    1942 More
    83
  14. 102
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    1928 More
    36
  15. 105
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    1959 More
    35
  16. 83
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    1963 More
    42
  17. 91
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    1968 More
    41
  18. 104
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    1971 More
    35
  19. 18
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    1889 More
    72
  20. 116
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    1962 More
    31
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  21. 90
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    Down 20
    1979 More
    41
  22. 92
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    Down 34
    1962 More
    41
  23. 128
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    Down 14

    Dame Edna

    27
    added by: smellsrank
  24. 11
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    1972 More
    78
  25. 82
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    1936 More
    43
  26. 114
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    Down 41
    1971 More
    31
  27. 37
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    Down 94
    1940 More
    60
  28. 4
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    Down 723

    most listed
    David Mitchell

    1974 More
    89
  29. 31
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    Down 94

    ranked low on reranks
    Dawn French

    1957 More
    63
  30. 108
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  31. 136
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    No image

    Dick Emery

    25
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  32. 44
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    Down 65

    ranked low on reranks
    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    57
  33. 51
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    Down 494
    1971 More
    51
  34. 88
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    Down 45
    1972 More
    42
  35. 8
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    Down 767
    1962 More
    84
  36. 125
    Up 5
    Down 3
    1964 More
    27
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  37. 17
    Up 253
    Down 122
    1943 More
    74
  38. 33
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    Down 350
    1926 More
    61
  39. 71
    Up 52
    Down 31
    1923 More
    46
  40. 97
    Up 20
    Down 16
    1921 More
    39
  41. 26
    Up 850
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    1972 More
    66
  42. 72
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    Down 21
    1917 More
    46
  43. 140
    Up 5
    Down 9
    1904 More
    23
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  44. 41
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    Down 94

    ranked low on reranks
    Graham Chapman

    1941 More
    59
  45. 52
    Up 66
    Down 41
    1963 More
    51
  46. 87
    Up 34
    Down 28
    1953 More
    42
  47. 55
    Up 46
    Down 36
    1961 More
    50
  48. 80
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    Down 19
    1962 More
    43
  49. 7
    Up 791
    Down 396
    1959 More
    85
  50. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Dee

    1961 More
    70
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