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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.


The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time People
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    the people's #1
    The Office, Night at the Museum, Stardust

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  2. 2
    + 2379
    - 780


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

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  3. 3
    + 2319
    - 778


    The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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  4. 4
    + 2140
    - 1303

    often listed
    Deal or No Deal, QI, I Want Candy

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  5. 5
    + 1891
    - 1167

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

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  6. 6
    + 1051
    - 452


    Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire

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  7. 7
    + 2137
    - 994


    Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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  8. 8
    + 1600
    - 892


    QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own

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  9. 9
    + 1856
    - 1187


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

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  10. 10
    + 1295
    - 779


    House, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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  11. 11
    + 1462
    - 885


    Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books

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  12. 12
    + 1477
    - 836


    QI, 15 Storeys High, 8 Out of 10 Cats

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  13. 13
    + 2323
    - 999


    The Office, Hot Fuzz, Movie 43

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  14. 14
    + 706
    - 316


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

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  15. 15
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    - 1181

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Britain's Got Talent, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, Michael McIntyre's ...

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  16. 16
    + 761
    - 319


    Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies

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  17. 17
    + 1149
    - 752


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

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    - 361

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

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  19. 19
    + 999
    - 651


    City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

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  20. 20
    + 1202
    - 811


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

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    + 1398
    - 1004


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

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  22. 22
    + 864
    - 542


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

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  23. 23
    + 1341
    - 938


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

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  24. 24
    + 603
    - 376


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

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    + 1075
    - 813


    Fourplay, The Last Drop, Lead Balloon

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    + 1116
    - 822


    Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, A League of Their Own, Love Takes ...

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  28. 28
    + 540
    - 314


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

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  29. 29
    + 758
    - 510


    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show

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  30. 30
    + 362
    - 170


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

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  31. 31
    + 563
    - 294


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

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  32. 32
    + 578
    - 239

    ranked low on reranks
    The Plank, It's Tommy Cooper, The Cool Mikado

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  33. 33
    + 445
    - 255


    Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse

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    + 796
    - 667


    Casino Royale, Fierce Creatures, The Two Ronnies

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  35. 35
    + 834
    - 628


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

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  36. 36
    + 977
    - 881


    Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News

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  37. 37
    + 1112
    - 880


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

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  38. 38
    + 478
    - 426


    Hugo, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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    + 682
    - 712

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Princess Bride, Supergirl, Bedazzled

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  40. 40
    + 415
    - 279

    ranked low on reranks
    Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island

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  41. 41
    + 675
    - 405

    ranked low on reranks
    An American Werewolf in London, Drop Dead Fred, The Black Adder

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  42. 42
    + 717
    - 620

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The Mad Bad Ad Show, Epic Win

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  43. 43
    + 407
    - 266


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

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  44. 44
    + 376
    - 256


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

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  45. 45
    + 391
    - 157

    ranked low on reranks
    Community, The IT Crowd, The Watch

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  46. 46
    + 383
    - 206


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

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  47. 47
    + 1060
    - 1321

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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    + 754
    - 666


    Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books

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  49. 49
    + 316
    - 256


    Arthur, The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Foul Play

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    + 768
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    IRT Deadliest Roads, Ask Rhod Gilbert

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