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List of notable or famous comedians from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Wales and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Wales is included when available.

List of funny Welsh people includes Griff Rhys Jones, Keith Allen and more.

This historic comedians from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Wales?" These prominent comedians of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh comedians.

Use this list of renowned Welsh comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
Dawn French is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Dawn Roma French is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Holyhead, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Coraline, French and Saunders, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Absolutely Fabulous

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#30 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention in the early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, + more

Credits: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Not the Nine O'Clock News, Not The Nine O'Clock News, Morons from Outer Space, + more

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Harry Secombe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE was a Welsh comedian and singer. He played Neddie Seagoon, a central character in the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show. He also appeared in musicals and films and, in his later years, was a presenter of television shows incorporating hymns and other devotional ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1921-2001)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer

Credits: Oliver!, The Bed-Sitting Room, The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, Down Among the Z Men, Penny Points to Paradise, + more

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Jonny Owen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Jonny Owen is a Welsh producer, actor and writer who has appeared TV shows including Shameless, Murphys Law and My Family. Jonny won a Welsh Bafta for his documentary The Aberfan Disaster which he co-produced in 2006. As a teenager he was a Welsh Boys Club Boxing champion. In his later teens he was ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Hunky Dory, Little White Lies, Svengali, A Bit of Tom Jones?, Cow

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