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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    Richard Herring

    1967 More
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    Jimmy Clitheroe

    1921 More
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    1915 More
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    Ben Elton

    1959 More
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    1937 More
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    1973 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
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    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
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    1943 More
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    1969 More
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    1944 More
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    Dick Emery

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    1907 More
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    1926 More
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    1904 More
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    Stewart Lee

    1968 More
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    1927 More
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    1929 More
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    Dame Edna

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    1940 More
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    1972 More
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    James Bolam

    1935 More
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    1962 More
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    1960 More
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    1930 More
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  25. 119
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    1979 More
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    1930 More
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    Omid Djalili

    1965 More
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    Dave Gorman

    1971 More
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    Jason Manford

    1981 More
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    1890 More
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    1976 More
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    julian barrett

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    1966 More
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    1959 More
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    1952 More
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    1971 More
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    Jack Whitehall

    1988 More
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    1962 More
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    1947 More
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    1968 More
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