The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time People

The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Office, Night at the Museum, Stardust, The Muppets, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, + more
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    Paul Whitehouse
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Stanleytown, Rhondda Cynon Taf
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alice in Wonderland, Corpse Bride, Finding Neverland, The Fast Show, + more
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    Jimmy Carr
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Hounslow, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Deal or No Deal, QI, I Want Candy, Countdown, Alien Autopsy, + more
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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Consett, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Scooby-Doo, + more
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    Paul Merton
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Parsons Green, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Have I Got News for You, Paul Merton: The Series, The One Show, Paul Merton in China, Rex the Runt, + more
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    Steve Coogan
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Middleton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2, Night at the Museum, The Other Guys, + more
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: England, South Shields
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Life of Brian, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, + more
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1929-2005)
    • Birthplace: England, Bedford
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies, Robin and Marian, Going Straight, + more
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    Dawn French
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Holyhead, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Coraline, Absolutely Fabulous, + more
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    Ronnie Corbett
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Broadcaster
    • Credits: Casino Royale, Fierce Creatures, The Two Ronnies, Burke & Hare, A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, + more
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    Rik Mayall
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1958-2014)
    • Birthplace: England, Epping
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: An American Werewolf in London, Drop Dead Fred, The Black Adder, The Young Ones, Bottom, + more
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    David Jason
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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Edmonton, London, London, England
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Only Fools and Horses, DangerMouse, Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, The Wind in the Willows, + more
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Fashion Model, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Hugo, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, + more
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    Harry Enfield
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Horsham, England
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Skins, Men Behaving Badly, Kevin & Perry Go Large, Barney, Spitting Image, + more
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    Peter Cook
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1937-1995)
    • Birthplace: Torquay, England
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist, Actor
    • Credits: The Princess Bride, Supergirl, Bedazzled, The Black Adder, Black Beauty, + more
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    Vic Reeves
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: QI, Catterick, Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Bang, + more
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    Arthur Lowe
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1915-1982)
    • Birthplace: Hayfield, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: if...., Dad's Army, O Lucky Man!, Theatre of Blood, The Lion, + more
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Clondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Disc jockey, + more
    • Credits: Another Gay Movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, The Graham Norton Show, I'd Do Anything, + more
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Commentator, Television director, Poet, Television producer, Novelist, + more
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Labyrinth, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Monty Python's Flying Circus, + more
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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Shrek 2, Life of Brian, + more
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