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Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time

I've seen most of the top ten live. Everyone else I've either seen on TV as a kid or on DVD over the years. Truly hilarious people.

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Bath, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Author + 4 more
    • Credits: Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books, Terkel in Trouble, QI + 19 more
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Colony of Aden
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Cars 2, Ocean's Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ocean's Twelve, Valkyrie + 55 more
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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 3 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 + 109 more
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Actor, Author + 6 more
    • Credits: House, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, The Man in the Iron Mask + 61 more
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Sleaford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island, Absolutely Fabulous, Spice World + 27 more
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian, Musician + 7 more
    • Credits: Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints + 56 more
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Businessperson, Poet, Journalist, Television producer, Novelist + 9 more
    • Credits: Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, A Fish Called Wanda + 82 more
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer + 7 more
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Life of Brian, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life + 61 more
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Broomhill, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, Life of Brian, A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life + 50 more
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Bray, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter + 1 more
    • Credits: QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Live Floor Show + 10 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 + 35 more
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 6 more
    • Credits: The Office, Night at the Museum, Stardust, The Muppets, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian + 32 more
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Nurse, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: QI, Getting On, Clubland, Horrid Henry: The Movie, When Were We Funniest? + 13 more
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1958-2014)
    • Birthplace: Harlow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: An American Werewolf in London, Drop Dead Fred, The Black Adder, The Young Ones, Bottom + 48 more
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Middleton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2, Night at the Museum, The Other Guys + 75 more
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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Salisbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Peep Show, QI, Would I Lie to You?, Would I Lie To You?, That Mitchell and Webb Look + 19 more
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1924-1992)
    • Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Light Up the Sky! + 4 more
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: 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 + 37 more
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Avonmouth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: The Fifth Element, There's Something About Mary, MouseHunt, The Ladies Man, Plots with a View + 13 more
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Navan, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books, Run Fatboy Run, Calvary + 10 more
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