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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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Bill Bailey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 51

Birthplace: Bath, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books, Terkel in Trouble QI, + more

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#264 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#276 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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

#89 on Who Should be on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?

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Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 53

Birthplace: Colony of Aden

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen, The Riches, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

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#1300 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#216 on The Funniest People of All Time

#64 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#188 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 76

Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life

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#311 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#22 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#26 on The Best Living English Actors

#165 on The Best Actors in Film History

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 56

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Actor Author, + more

Credits: House M.D., Tomorrowland, Stuart Little, Monsters vs. Aliens

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#109 on The Best Actors Working Today

#218 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#26 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#14 on The Best Living English Actors

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Jennifer Saunders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 57

Birthplace: Sleaford, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Absolutely Fabulous, Coraline, Shrek 2, French and Saunders

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#310 on The Funniest People of All Time

#168 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#207 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

#333 on The Best TV Actors of All-Time

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 73

Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland

Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian Musician, + more

Credits: Brave, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints, A Series of Unfortunate Events

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#14 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#227 on The Funniest People of All Time

#62 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#13 on The Best Scottish Actors Working Today

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 58

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Poet, Journalist, Television producer Novelist, + more

Credits: QI, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Alice in Wonderland

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#426 on The Best Actors in Film History

#240 on The Funniest People of All Time

#126 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#80 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Eric Idle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 72

Birthplace: North East England, Eurasia, South Shields, United Kingdom Tyne and Wear, + more

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Film Producer, + more

Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Monty Python's Flying Circus

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#1372 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#94 on The Funniest People of All Time

#230 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#573 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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