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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    Ben Elton

    1959 More
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    1957 More
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  3. 137
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    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
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    1924 More
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  6. 104
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    1928 More
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  8. 139
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    1937 More
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  9. 67
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    1917 More
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  10. 130
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    1904 More
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    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
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    1961 More
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  12. 69
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    1945 More
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  13. 142
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    about to drop off
    Jimmy Clitheroe

    1921 More
    28
  14. 58
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    1935 More
    52
  15. 61
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    1975 More
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  16. 132
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    1907 More
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  17. 59
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    1926 More
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    1922 More
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  21. 76
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    1961 More
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    1973 More
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    1929 More
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  24. 90
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    1921 More
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  25. 62
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    1934 More
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  27. 136
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    1943 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  28. 73
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    Sarah Millican

    1975 More
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  29. 118
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    1979 More
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  30. 56
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    Trevor Bannister

    1934 More
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    1953 More
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  34. 41
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    1937 More
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    Micky Flanagan

    1963 More
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  36. 91
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    1965 More
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  37. 88
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    1979 More
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    1936 More
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    1971 More
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    1963 More
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    1918 More
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  44. 135
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    1969 More
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    added by: smellsrank
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    1972 More
    86
  46. 66
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    Alan Carr

    1976 More
    51
  47. 103
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    1952 More
    40
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    1915 More
    55
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    1942 More
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  50. 12
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    1964 More
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