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. 107
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    1959 More
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  2. 43
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    1975 More
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  3. 125
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    1930 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  4. 54
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    1915 More
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  5. 126
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    1964 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  6. 97
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    1921 More
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  7. 120
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    James Bolam

    1935 More
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  8. 60
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    1935 More
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  9. 87
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    1912 More
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  10. 47
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    1922 More
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  11. 62
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    1961 More
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  12. 134
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    1927 More
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  13. 102
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    1944 More
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  14. 98
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trevor Bannister

    1934 More
    38
  15. 95
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    1926 More
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  16. 96
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    1921 More
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  17. 77
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  18. 74
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    1949 More
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  19. 124
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  20. 69
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  21. 118
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    1966 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  22. 133
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  23. 79
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    1926 More
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  24. 121
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    1962 More
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  25. 20
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    Ronnie Barker

    1929 More
    70
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    1957 More
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  27. 26
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    1972 More
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  28. 44
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    1968 More
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  29. 71
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    1986 More
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  30. 68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Micky Flanagan

    1963 More
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  31. 131
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    1978 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  32. 106
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    1947 More
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  33. 66
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    1924 More
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  34. 32
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    Tommy Cooper

    1921 More
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  35. 58
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    1926 More
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  36. 119
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    1964 More
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  37. 139
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    1969 More
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    added by: smellsrank
  38. 25
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    1930 More
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  39. 103
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  40. 111
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  41. 135
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    added by: wiabux
  42. 113
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  43. 22
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    1970 More
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  44. 57
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    1945 More
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  45. 110
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    1974 More
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  46. 76
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    1973 More
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  47. 88
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    1953 More
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  48. 70
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    1957 More
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  49. 140
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    1904 More
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    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  50. 86
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    1965 More
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