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The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time 

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Updated August 11, 2019 4.2k votes 642 voters 23.3k views 35 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Carl Barron Walking Down the Street, Carl Barron LIVE

Age: 54

Birthplace: Longreach, Australasia, Australia, Queensland

Carl Barron is an Australian comedian. His style is based on observational humour. He was born in Longreach, Queensland, the son of a sheep shearer, and formerly worked as an apprentice roof ...more
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Frank Woodley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
jeynesy added The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, Woodley, Chicken Of God

Age: 50

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Frank Woodley (born Frank Wood; 29 February 1968) is an Australian comedian, author, and musician who is best known for his work alongside Colin Lane as part of the comedic duo, Lano and ...more
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Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God

Age: 42

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Geoff James Nugent (born 14 February 1977), known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian-American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer. He created and starred ...more

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Shaun Micallef is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Luke Chess added Aquamarine, The Extra, The King

Age: 56

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Shaun Patrick Micallef (born 18 July 1962) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer and television presenter living in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the host of the satirical news comedy ...more
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Glenn Robbins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Lantana, Kath & Kim, BoyTown

Age: 61

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Glenn Maxwell Robbins (born 30 December 1957) is an Australian comedian, writer, actor, television and radio presenter. Robbins has appeared on The Panel, Thank God You're Here and Have You Been ...more
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Adam Hills is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Fifteen to One, A Night at the Festival Club, Spicks and Specks

Age: 48

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Adam Hills (born 10 July 1970) is an Australian comedian and radio and television presenter. In Australia, he hosted the music quiz show Spicks and Specks from 2005 until 2011 and the talk show ...more
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Colin Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
jeynesy added Colin Lane The Adventures of Lano and Woodley

Age: 53

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Colin Stuart Lane (born 25 March 1965) is an Australian comedian, actor and TV host living in Melbourne, best known for being one-half of comedy duo Lano and Woodley.
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Kitty Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
You Can't Stop the Murders, Dating Ray Fenwick

Birthplace: Australia

Kitty Flanagan (born 1968) is an Australian comedian, writer and actor who works in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has also performed in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan and at ...more
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Garry McDonald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
SueMiddleton added Moulin Rouge!, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Rage in Placid Lake

Age: 67

Birthplace: Bondi, Australia

Garry George McDonald AO (born 30 October 1948) is an Australian actor, satirist and comedian. In a career spanning five decades he has had many theatre, television and film roles, and has been ...more
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Hamish Blake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, Two Little Boys, Caravan of Courage

Age: 37

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Hamish Donald Blake (born 11 December 1981) is an Australian comedian, actor, and author from Melbourne. Since 2003, he has worked with Andy Lee as part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy. The ...more
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Jimoen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
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Akmal Saleh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
You Can't Stop the Murders

Age: 51

Birthplace: Egypt

Akmal Saleh (Arabic: أكمل صالح‎ Coptic: AKMAΛ CAΛΕϨ) (born 1964) is an Egyptian Australian comedian and actor. He was born in Egypt and arrived in Sydney with his family in 1975 at the age of ...more
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Chris Lilley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Chris Lilley Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja'mie: Private School Girl

Age: 44

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Christopher Daniel Lilley (born 10 November 1974) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, television producer, director, and musician. He is known for his creation and portrayal of several ...more
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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Finding Nemo, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Mary and Max

Age: 81

Birthplace: Kew Vic, Australia

John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame ...more
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Tim Minchin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Californication, The Lost Thing, Two Fists

Age: 43

Birthplace: Northampton, England

Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, composer, lyricist, and director. He was born in Northampton, England, to Australian parents, but ...more

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Wil Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
The Glass House, The Gruen Transfer, Gruen Planet

Age: 45

Birthplace: Heyfield, Australia

William James Anderson (born 31 January 1974) is an Australian comedian, writer, presenter, and podcaster.
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Kevin Bloody Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
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Age: 72

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Kevin Bloody Wilson (born Dennis Bryant on 13 February 1947 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian musical comedian who performs comical songs with his heavy Australian English accent and often ...more
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Gina Riley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Kath & Kim, Kath & Kim, Fast Forward

Age: 57

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Gina Riley (born 6 May 1961) is an Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian.
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Denise Scott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Denise Scott Winners & Losers

Age: 63

Birthplace: Australia

Denise Margaret Scott (born 24 April 1955) is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio presenter. Scott is currently Melbourne correspondent on Network 10's Studio 10.
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Fiona O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time

Age: 56

Birthplace: Warooka, South Australia, Australia

Fiona O'Loughlin may refer to: Fiona O'Loughlin (comedian) (born 1963), Australian comedian Fiona O'Loughlin (politician), Irish politician
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Sam Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Sam Simmons

Age: 39

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Samuel Leeland Simmons (born November 25, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the ...more
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Dave Hughes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
The Glass House, Hughesy & Kate, The Project

Age: 48

Birthplace: Warrnambool, Australia

David William Hughes (born 26 November 1970) is an Australian stand-up comedian, television and radio presenter. He is known for his larrikin personality, drawling Australian accent, and deadpan ...more
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Steve Hughes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
bigcraig added

Age: 53

Steve Hughes is an Australian-born thrash metal drummer, comedian and actor. Hughes has been referred to both by the press and himself as a "Heavy Metal comedian."Hughes was an active ...more
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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids

Age: 38

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson (born 2 March 1980) is an Australian actress, writer, and producer. After graduating from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003, she began appearing as ...more

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Magda Szubanski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Babe, Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City

Age: 57

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Magdalene Mary Szubanski [ʃuːˈbaɪnskiː] AO (born 12 April 1961) is an Australian television and film actress, comedian and writer.Szubanski's career started as a writer and performer of sketch ...more