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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    Russell Brand

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  3. 125
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  5. 126
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  7. 118
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  9. 82
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    Mollie Sugden

    1922 More
    56
  11. 60
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    1961 More
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  12. 131
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    1927 More
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  13. 104
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  14. 137
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  22. 120
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  25. 121
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  26. 19
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    Ronnie Barker

    1929 More
    71
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    Stephen Fry

    1957 More
    86
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    1972 More
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  30. 74
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  32. 129
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  34. 63
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    Tommy Cooper

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  36. 57
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  37. 119
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  38. 138
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    1969 More
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    added by: smellsrank
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  42. 133
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  44. 21
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  45. 58
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  46. 109
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  47. 76
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  48. 88
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  49. 69
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  50. 140
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    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
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