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. 144
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    1967 More
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  2. 143
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    Ben Elton

    1959 More
    27
  3. 142
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    1965 More
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  4. 141
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    1921 More
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  5. 140
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    1944 More
    29
  6. 139
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    Alistair McGowan

    1964 More
    29
  7. 138
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    1915 More
    29
  8. 137
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    Stewart Lee

    1968 More
    29
  9. 136
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    1973 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  10. 135
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    1937 More
    29
  11. 134
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    1969 More
    30
    added by: smellsrank
  12. 133
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    1943 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  13. 132
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    1927 More
    30
  14. 131
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    1907 More
    30
  15. 130
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    1962 More
    31
  16. 129
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    1929 More
    31
  17. 128
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    1904 More
    32
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  18. 127
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    1926 More
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    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  19. 126
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    James Bolam

    1935 More
    32
  20. 125
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    new! Dick Emery

    32
    added by: ColinWilliamDenRonden
  21. 124
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    1979 More
    32
  22. 123
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    1940 More
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  23. 122
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    often listed
    Windsor Davies

    1930 More
    32
  24. 121
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    Dame Edna

    32
    added by: smellsrank
  25. 120
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    often listed &controversial
    Omid Djalili

    1965 More
    33
  26. 119
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    1972 More
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    added by: wiabux
  27. 118
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    1960 More
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    added by: glimmering
  28. 117
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    1978 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  29. 116
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    1930 More
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    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  30. 115
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    often listed
    Dave Gorman

    1971 More
    34
  31. 114
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    often listed
    Jason Manford

    1981 More
    35
  32. 113
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    Ross Noble

    1976 More
    35
  33. 112
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    1890 More
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  34. 111
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    julian barrett

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  35. 110
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    1959 More
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  36. 109
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  37. 108
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    ranked high on reranks
    Tamsin Greig

    1966 More
    37
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  38. 107
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    Miranda Hart

    1972 More
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  39. 106
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    Josie Lawrence

    1959 More
    39
  40. 105
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    1974 More
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  41. 104
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Whitehall

    1988 More
    39
  42. 103
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    often listed
    Alexei Sayle

    1952 More
    39
  43. 102
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bob Monkhouse

    1928 More
    39
  44. 101
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    Charlie Brooker

    1971 More
    40
  45. 100
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    1947 More
    40
  46. 99
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ed Byrne

    1972 More
    40
  47. 98
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    Griff Rhys Jones

    1953 More
    41
  48. 97
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    Chris Morris

    1962 More
    41
    added by: KeithJosephBarbara
  49. 96
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    often listed
    Vic Reeves

    1959 More
    41
  50. 95
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    ranked high on reranks
    Catherine Tate

    1968 More
    41
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