Comedians The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time  

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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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Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God Geoff James Nugent, known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor and writer.

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Carl Barron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
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 in Longreach, Queensland, the son of a sheep shearer, and formerly worked as an apprentice roof ...more

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Glenn Robbins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Lantana, Kath & Kim, BoyTown Glenn Maxwell Robbins is an Australian comedian, writer and actor. Robbins attended Strathmore Secondary College and graduated in 1975. He studied drama and media at the Melbourne State College ...more

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Hamish Blake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, Two Little Boys, Caravan of Courage Hamish Donald Blake is an Australian Gold Logie Award winning 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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Shaun Micallef is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Luke Chess added Aquamarine, The Extra, The King Shaun Patrick Micallef is an Australian actor, comedian and writer. After ten years of working in insurance law as a solicitor in Adelaide, Micallef moved to Melbourne to pursue a full-time ...more

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Wil Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
The Glass House, The Gruen Transfer, Gruen Planet William James "Wil" Anderson is an Australian comedian, writer, stand-up performer, television and radio presenter, and media personality.

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Frank Woodley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
jeynesy added The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, Woodley, Chicken Of God Frank Woodley is an Australian comedian who is best known for his work alongside Colin Lane as part of the comedic duo, Lano and Woodley. The two performed together for almost 20 years in live ...more

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Fiona O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Fiona O'Loughlin is an Australian comedian, known primarily for her stand-up comedy; for her television performances, on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks, and Channel Ten's Rove Live and GNW; and a ...more

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Kitty Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
You Can't Stop the Murders, Dating Ray Fenwick Kitty Flanagan is an Australian comedian and writer who works in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has also performed in France, Germany, Holland and Japan and at the Edinburgh Fringe ...more

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Tim Minchin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Californication, The Lost Thing, Two Fists Timothy David "Tim" Minchin is a British-born Australian comedian, actor, and musician. Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, including six CDs, three DVDs, and live comedy ...more

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Garry McDonald is listed (or ranked) 11 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 Garry George McDonald AO is an Australian stage, film and television actor. He is known for his portrayal of the bawdy Wollongong interviewer and Gold Logie award winning character Norman ...more

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Adam Hills is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Fifteen to One, A Night at the Festival Club, Spicks and Specks Adam Hills is a television producer.

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Chris Lilley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja'mie: Private School Girl Christopher Daniel "Chris" Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer. A two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, he is known ...more

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Gina Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Kath & Kim, Kath & Kim, Fast Forward Gina Riley is an Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian.

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Dave Hughes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
The Glass House, Hughesy & Kate, The Project David William "Hughesy" Hughes, is an Australian stand-up comedian, and a radio and television presenter. He is known for being a co-host on Network Ten's Before the Game, until the ...more

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Jane Turner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Kath & Kim, Kath & Kim, Fast Forward Jane Turner is an Australian actress, comedian and Logie Award winning comedy writer.

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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The ...more

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Jimoen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
dan808 added Jimoen

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Judith Lucy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
The Sapphires, The Late Show, Kath and Kim -- Crack the Code Judith Mary Lucy is an Australian comedian, known primarily for her stand-up comedy.

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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Finding Nemo, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Mary and Max Barry Humphries was the nominee from 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance.

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Magda Szubanski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Mark Thomson added Babe, Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City Magdalene M. "Magda" Szubanski is an English-born Australian actress, comedian, television presenter, radio host and author. Szubanski's career began while she was studying at ...more

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Akmal Saleh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
You Can't Stop the Murders Akmal Saleh 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 11. He has been performing comedy since the early 1990s ...more

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Steve Hughes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
bigcraig added Steve Hughes is an Australian musician and stand-up comedian.

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Denise Scott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Denise Scott Winners & Losers Denise Margaret Scott is a Australian stand-up comedian, actor and radio personality, based in Melbourne

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Sam Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Sam Simmons Samuel Leeland "Sam" Simmons 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 fifth ...more

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Hannah Gadsby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Hannah Gadsby Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian. She quickly rose to prominence after winning the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians in 2006. She has toured internationally ...more

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Colin Lane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
jeynesy added Colin Lane The Adventures of Lano and Woodley Colin Stuart Lane is a comedian, actor and TV host, best known for being one-half of former comedy duo Lano and Woodley.

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Merrick Watts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
jeynesy added The Merrick & Rosso Show, The Hollowmen, Merrick and Rosso Unplanned Merrick Watts is an Australian comedian, radio host and television presenter. He is best known for performing stand-up comedy and radio works as part of the comedy duo Merrick and Rosso with Tim ...more

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Charlie Pickering is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
The Project, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, The Mansion Charlie Pickering is an Australian television presenter and comedian. He is best known as a former co-host on the comedic current affairs program The Project, previously known as The 7PM ...more

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Kevin Bloody Wilson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
bigcraig added Kevin Bloody Wilson is a comedy singer/songwriter who uses his heavy Australian accent/style with great success. Without the aid of radio or TV coverage, he has built up a widespread cult

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Claire Hooper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Good News Week, A Night at the Festival Club, The Sideshow Claire Hooper is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer. She appeared as a team captain on the 2008 revival of Good News Week on Network Ten and previously was a regular on The Sideshow, ...more

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Peter Helliar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
I Love You Too, It's a Date, Scumbus Peter Jason Matthew Helliar is an Australian-born comedian, actor, radio & television presenter, writer, producer and director. From January 2014, he is one of two regular hosts of The ...more

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Rove McManus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, The Wannabes, Kath and Kim -- Crack the Code John Henry Michael "Rove" McManus is an triple award winning Australian Gold Logie award winning television presenter, producer, comedian and media personality. He is the host of the ...more