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. 46
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    1913 More
    57
  2. 32
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    Lee Evans

    1964 More
    63
  3. 21
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    1965 More
    70
  4. 134
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    1969 More
    30
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  5. 91
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    1965 More
    43
  6. 22
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    1943 More
    69
  7. 6
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    Eddie Izzard

    1962 More
    83
  8. 129
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    1929 More
    32
  9. 89
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    ranked high on reranks
    Caroline Aherne

    1963 More
    44
  10. 86
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    Warren Mitchell

    1926 More
    45
  11. 82
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    Hugh Dennis

    1962 More
    46
  12. 50
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    Dylan Moran

    1971 More
    56
  13. 99
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    Ed Byrne

    1972 More
    41
  14. 9
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    1942 More
    81
  15. 12
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    1964 More
    75
  16. 137
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    1973 More
    30
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  17. 104
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    Bob Monkhouse

    1928 More
    40
  18. 116
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    1930 More
    34
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  19. 23
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    1961 More
    69
  20. 123
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    1940 More
    33
  21. 100
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    1947 More
    41
  22. 143
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    often listed
    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    28
  23. 95
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    ranked high on reranks
    Catherine Tate

    1968 More
    42
  24. 58
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    John Inman

    1935 More
    52
  25. 112
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    1890 More
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  26. 75
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    1949 More
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  27. 107
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    ranked low on reranks
    Miranda Hart

    1972 More
    38
  28. 41
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    Peter Cook

    1937 More
    60
  29. 88
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    John Le Mesurier

    1912 More
    45
  30. 18
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    1929 More
    73
  31. 105
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    ranked high on reranks
    Matt Berry

    1974 More
    40
  32. 42
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    Russell Brand

    1975 More
    60
  33. 48
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    1958 More
    56
  34. 37
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    1940 More
    61
  35. 78
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    Nicholas Lyndhurst

    1961 More
    48
  36. 124
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    1979 More
    33
  37. 102
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Whitehall

    1988 More
    40
  38. 5
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    often listed
    Jimmy Carr

    1972 More
    86
  39. 25
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    1973 More
    65
  40. 13
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    ranked high on reranks
    Steve Coogan

    1965 More
    75
  41. 45
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    Dudley Moore

    1935 More
    57
  42. 24
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    often listed
    Sacha Baron Cohen

    1971 More
    67
  43. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Arthur Lowe

    1915 More
    56
  44. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dawn French

    1957 More
    61
  45. 85
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    often listed
    Tony Robinson

    1946 More
    45
  46. 64
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Harry Enfield

    1961 More
    51
  47. 56
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    Kenneth Williams

    1926 More
    53
  48. 140
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    1944 More
    29
  49. 60
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    ranked low on reranks
    Eric Sykes

    1923 More
    52
  50. 14
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    often listed &controversial
    Michael McIntyre

    1976 More
    75
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