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The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time

Updated January 30, 2021 6.1k votes 769 voters 27.7k views37 items

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This list contains information about the best Australian comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best Australian comedians come in many forms. Some famous Australian comedians joke about their families while other Australian comedians generate laughs by poking fun at global politics. A few hilarious Australian comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top Australian comedians list? Jim Jefferies has to be near the top. Jefferies has become a worldwide success thanks in part to his no holds barred approach to political comedy. He currently hosts the late-night style series, The Jim Jefferies Show, on Comedy Central. Tim Minchin is another hilarious comedian from Australia.

Australian funny woman Rebel Wilson has appeared in several hilarious films including Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, and How to Be Single. Other talented comedians featured on this top Aussie comics list include Wil Anderson, Carl Barron, and Chris Lilley.

Which Australian comic do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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    Carl Barron

    Carl Barron Walking Down the Street, Carl Barron LIVE
    Carl Barron is an Australian comedian. His style is based on observational humour. He was born...  more
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    Frank Woodley

    The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, Woodley
    Frank Woodley (born Frank Wood; 29 February 1968) is an Australian comedian, author, and...  more
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    Shaun Micallef

    Aquamarine, The Extra
    Shaun Patrick Micallef (born 18 July 1962) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer and...  more
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    Garry McDonald

    Moulin Rouge!, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    Garry George McDonald AO (born 30 October 1948) is an Australian actor, satirist and comedian....  more
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    Colin Lane

    The Adventures of Lano and Woodley
    Colin Stuart Lane (born 25 March 1965) is an Australian comedian, actor and TV host living in...  more
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    Glenn Robbins

    Lantana, Kath & Kim
    Glenn Maxwell Robbins (born 30 December 1957) is an Australian comedian, writer, actor,...  more
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    Jim Jefferies

    Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton
    Geoff James Nugent (born 14 February 1977), known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an...  more

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    Adam Hills

    Fifteen to One, A Night at the Festival Club
    Adam Hills (born 10 July 1970) is an Australian comedian and radio and television presenter....  more
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    Jimoen

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    Hamish Blake

    Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, Two Little Boys
    Hamish Donald Blake (born 11 December 1981) is an Australian comedian, actor, and author from...  more
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    Kitty Flanagan

    You Can't Stop the Murders, Dating Ray Fenwick
    Kitty Flanagan (born 1968) is an Australian comedian, writer and actor who works in Australia...  more
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    Akmal Saleh

    You Can't Stop the Murders
    Akmal Saleh (Arabic: أكمل صالح‎ Coptic: AKMAΛ CAΛΕϨ) (born 1964) is an Egyptian Australian...  more
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    Barry Humphries

    Finding Nemo, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist,...  more
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    Tim Minchin

    Californication, The Lost Thing
    Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer,...  more

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    Kevin Bloody Wilson (born Dennis Bryant on 13 February 1947 in Sydney, Australia) is an...  more
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    Chris Lilley

    Summer Heights High, Angry Boys
    Christopher Daniel Lilley (born 10 November 1974) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer,...  more
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    Gina Riley

    Kath & Kim, Kath & Kim
    Gina Riley (born 6 May 1961) is an Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian....  more
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    Andrew Denton

    God on My Side, The Gruen Transfer
    Andrew Christopher Denton is an Australian television producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated...  more
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    Wil Anderson

    The Glass House, The Gruen Transfer
    William James Anderson (born 31 January 1974) is an Australian comedian, writer, presenter,...  more

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    Denise Scott

    Winners & Losers
    Denise Margaret Scott (born 24 April 1955) is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor,...  more
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    Sam Simmons

    Samuel Leeland Simmons (born November 25, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver of...  more
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    Fiona O'Loughlin may refer to: Fiona O'Loughlin (comedian) (born 1963), Australian...  more
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    Magda Szubanski

    Babe, Happy Feet
    Magdalene Mary Szubanski [ʃuːˈbaɪnskiː] AO (born 12 April 1961) is an Australian television...  more
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    Steve Hughes is an Australian-born thrash metal drummer, comedian and actor. Hughes has been...  more
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    Rebel Wilson

    Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect
    Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson (born 2 March 1980) is an Australian actress, writer, and...  more

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