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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    Sid James

    1913 More
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    1964 More
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    1965 More
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  4. 135
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    1969 More
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    added by: smellsrank
  5. 91
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    1965 More
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  6. 22
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    1943 More
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  7. 6
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    1962 More
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  8. 127
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    1929 More
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  9. 89
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    1963 More
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  10. 86
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    1926 More
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  11. 82
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    Hugh Dennis

    1962 More
    46
  12. 49
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    1971 More
    56
  13. 99
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    1972 More
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  14. 9
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    1942 More
    81
  15. 12
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    1964 More
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  16. 138
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    1973 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
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    1928 More
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  18. 117
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  19. 23
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    1961 More
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  20. 125
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    1940 More
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  21. 98
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    1947 More
    41
  22. 140
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    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    28
  23. 94
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    1968 More
    42
  24. 58
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    1935 More
    52
  25. 113
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    1890 More
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  26. 77
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    1949 More
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  27. 107
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    1972 More
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  28. 41
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    1937 More
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  29. 87
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  30. 18
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  31. 105
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    1974 More
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  32. 42
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    1975 More
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  33. 47
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    1958 More
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  34. 39
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  35. 76
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    1961 More
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  36. 118
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    1979 More
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  37. 101
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    Jack Whitehall

    1988 More
    40
  38. 5
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    1972 More
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  39. 25
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    1973 More
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  40. 14
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  41. 45
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    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    58
  42. 24
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    1971 More
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  43. 50
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    1915 More
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  44. 38
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    1957 More
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  45. 85
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    1946 More
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  46. 65
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    Harry Enfield

    1961 More
    51
  47. 59
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    1926 More
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  48. 134
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    1944 More
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  49. 64
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    1923 More
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  50. 13
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    Michael McIntyre

    1976 More
    75
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