The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time People

The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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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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    IRT Deadliest Roads, Ask Rhod Gilbert

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  2. 49
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    - 652


    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The Mad Bad Ad Show, Epic Win

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  3. 48
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    Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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  4. 47
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    - 300


    Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island

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  5. 46
    + 354
    - 275


    Arthur, The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Foul Play

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  6. 45
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    Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books

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  7. 44
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    An American Werewolf in London, Drop Dead Fred, The Black Adder

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  8. 43
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    Another Gay Movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Let's Dance for Comic ...

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    Freaks and Geeks, Dave Allen at Large, Squeeze a Flower

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  10. 41
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    The Princess Bride, Supergirl, Bedazzled

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  11. 40
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Robin Hood

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  12. 39
    + 1142
    - 917


    The Fifth Element, There's Something About Mary, MouseHunt

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  13. 38
    + 513
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    Hugo, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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  14. 37
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    Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News

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  15. 36
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    Community, The IT Crowd, The Watch

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  16. 35
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    Life of Brian, Dot and the Kangaroo, The Last Remake of Beau Geste

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  17. 34
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    Casino Royale, Fierce Creatures, The Two Ronnies

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    Stand Up for the Week, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Channel 4's Comedy ...

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  19. 32
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    Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse

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  20. 31
    + 815
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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show

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    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, A League of Their Own, Love Takes ...

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  22. 29
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Chronicles of Narnia: The ...

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    The Plank, It's Tommy Cooper, The Cool Mikado

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    Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, Life of Brian

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    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, 24 Hour Party People, ...

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    The Morecambe & Wise Show, The Magnificent Two, That Riviera Touch

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    Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

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    Mock the Week, Live Floor Show, When Were We Funniest?

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    Shaun of the Dead, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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  31. 20
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ...

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    City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

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    Not Going Out, Would I Lie to You?, Would I Lie To You?

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    Britain's Got Talent, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, Michael McIntyre's ...

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  35. 16
    + 796
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The ...

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  36. 15
    + 1530
    - 867


    QI, 15 Storeys High, 8 Out of 10 Cats

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  37. 14
    + 2364
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    The Office, Hot Fuzz, Movie 43

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    + 838
    - 347


    Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies

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  39. 12
    + 764
    - 358


    Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek Into Darkness

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    + 1658
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    QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own

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  41. 10
    + 1522
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    Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books

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    House, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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    + 1935
    - 1230


    Cars 2, Ocean's Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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    + 2243
    - 1023


    Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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  45. 6
    + 2224
    - 1376


    Deal or No Deal, QI, I Want Candy

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  46. 5
    + 1133
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    Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire

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    + 1975
    - 1215

    most listed
    Peep Show, QI, Would I Lie to You?

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  48. 3
    + 2448
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    The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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    + 5335
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    the people's #1
    The Office, Night at the Museum, Stardust

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, ...

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