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. 106
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    Josie Lawrence

    1959 More
    39
  2. 42
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    often listed
    Russell Brand

    1975 More
    60
  3. 117
    Up 11
    Down 6
    1930 More
    33
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  4. 49
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    Down 42

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    Arthur Lowe

    1915 More
    56
  5. 76
    Up 13
    Down 6
    1921 More
    49
  6. 125
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    Down 19
    No image

    often listed
    James Bolam

    1935 More
    33
  7. 56
    Up 32
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    often listed
    John Inman

    1935 More
    52
  8. 87
    Up 26
    Down 17

    often listed
    John Le Mesurier

    1912 More
    44
  9. 137
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    Down 8
    1973 More
    30
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  10. 47
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    Down 49

    often listed
    Mollie Sugden

    1922 More
    57
  11. 78
    Up 26
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Nicholas Lyndhurst

    1961 More
    48
  12. 133
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    1927 More
    30
  13. 139
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    often listed
    Roger Lloyd-Pack

    1944 More
    29
  14. 134
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    1943 More
    30
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  15. 84
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trevor Bannister

    1934 More
    46
  16. 86
    Up 29
    Down 19
    1926 More
    45
  17. 90
    Up 28
    Down 16

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    Peter Sallis

    1921 More
    43
  18. 136
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    Down 8
    1937 More
    30
  19. 72
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    Down 23

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Patricia Routledge

    1929 More
    49
  20. 75
    Up 27
    Down 22
    1949 More
    49
  21. 129
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    Down 9
    1929 More
    31
  22. 63
    Up 36
    Down 20

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Richard Briers

    1934 More
    51
  23. 108
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    ranked high on reranks
    Tamsin Greig

    1966 More
    37
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  24. 55
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    Down 28

    niche appeal
    Leonard Rossiter

    1926 More
    53
  25. 126
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    Down 1
    1962 More
    32
  26. 18
    Up 199
    Down 79
    1929 More
    73
  27. 8
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    Down 70

    ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Fry

    1957 More
    83
  28. 26
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    Down 685

    ranked high on reranks
    Frankie Boyle

    1972 More
    65
  29. 141
    Up 3
    Down 7
    1921 More
    29
  30. 142
    Up 2
    Down 6
    1965 More
    28
  31. 43
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    Down 470

    ranked high on reranks
    Rhod Gilbert

    1968 More
    59
  32. 65
    Up 40
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Kevin Bridges

    1986 More
    51
  33. 61
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Micky Flanagan

    1963 More
    52
  34. 119
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    Down 4
    1978 More
    33
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  35. 100
    Up 19
    Down 19
    No image
    1947 More
    41
  36. 58
    Up 43
    Down 29

    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Tony Hancock

    1924 More
    52
  37. 31
    Up 133
    Down 47

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Tommy Cooper

    1921 More
    63
  38. 57
    Up 39
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Kenneth Williams

    1926 More
    52
  39. 138
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    Down 27

    often listed
    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
    29
  40. 135
    Up 8
    Down 11
    1969 More
    30
    added by: smellsrank
  41. 30
    Up 477
    Down 445

    often listed
    Ronnie Corbett

    1930 More
    64
  42. 104
    Up 26
    Down 21
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Bob Monkhouse

    1928 More
    40
  43. 113
    Up 324
    Down 443
    1976 More
    36
  44. 122
    Up 5
    Down 2
    1972 More
    33
    added by: wiabux
  45. 112
    Up 19
    Down 5
    1890 More
    37
  46. 20
    Up 177
    Down 76

    ranked low on reranks
    Simon Pegg

    1970 More
    71
  47. 69
    Up 54
    Down 46
    1945 More
    50
  48. 105
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    Down 12

    ranked high on reranks
    Matt Berry

    1974 More
    40
  49. 93
    Up 254
    Down 308
    1973 More
    42
  50. 99
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    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Griff Rhys Jones

    1953 More
    41
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