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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.
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 53

Birthplace: Eurasia, Bath, Somerset, South West England Somerset, + more

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

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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 55

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

#30 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

#59 on The Most Original Comedians

#41 on Who Do You Wish Would Guest Star on the Muppet Show?

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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 77

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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#21 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#29 on The Best Living English Actors

#20 on The Funniest People of All Time

#81 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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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 57

Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Oxford England, + more

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

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

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#26 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#52 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#14 on The Best Living English Actors

#20 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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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 58

Birthplace: Sleaford, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

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

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#45 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians 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: 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

#62 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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

#10 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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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 59

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England Hampstead

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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#41 on The Best Living English Actors

#83 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

#91 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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

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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 74

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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#63 on The Best Film Actors Who Got Famous on TV First

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

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