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The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time

Updated September 22, 2021 6.1k votes 839 voters 31k views39 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
    244
    172

    Age57

    BirthplaceLongreach, Australia

    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 tiler....  more
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    Frank Woodley

    The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, Woodley
    138
    93

    Age53

    BirthplaceMelbourne, 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 Woodley. ...  more
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    Jim Jefferies

    Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton
    209
    163

    Age44

    BirthplaceSydney, 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 in the...  more

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    Hamish Blake

    Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, Two Little Boys
    135
    99

    Age39

    BirthplaceMelbourne, 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 pair...  more
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    Glenn Robbins

    Lantana, Kath & Kim
    116
    82

    Age63

    BirthplaceMelbourne, 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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    Shaun Micallef

    Aquamarine, The Extra
    122
    88

    Age59

    BirthplaceAdelaide, 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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    Kitty Flanagan

    You Can't Stop the Murders, Dating Ray Fenwick
    121
    94

    BirthplaceAustralia

    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 the...  more
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    Garry McDonald

    Moulin Rouge!, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    92
    66

    Age72

    BirthplaceBondi, 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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    Adam Hills

    Fifteen to One, A Night at the Festival Club
    119
    94

    Age51

    BirthplaceSydney, 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 Adam...  more
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    Jimoen

    101
    77
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    Akmal Saleh

    You Can't Stop the Murders
    94
    71

    Age57

    BirthplaceEgypt

    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 11. He...  more
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    Colin Lane

    The Adventures of Lano and Woodley
    81
    65

    Age56

    BirthplacePerth, 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....  more
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    Chris Lilley

    Summer Heights High, Angry Boys
    113
    102

    Age46

    BirthplaceSydney, 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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    Mark Thomson added

    Barry Humphries

    Finding Nemo, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    86
    73

    Age87

    BirthplaceKew 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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    Mark Thomson added

    Gina Riley

    Kath & Kim, Kath & Kim
    63
    55

    Age60

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Gina Riley (born 6 May 1961) is an Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian....  more
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    Kevin Bloody Wilson

    68
    61
    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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    Tim Minchin

    Californication, The Lost Thing
    110
    113

    Age45

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    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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    Rebel Wilson

    Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect
    108
    126

    Age41

    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, 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 Toula...  more

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    Ed Kavalee

    Thank God You're Here, Hughesy & Kate
    1
    0

    Age42

    BirthplaceAustralia

    Edward Robert Kavalee (born 30 June 1979) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, radio and television presenter. He is a recurring panelist on Network 10's Have You Been Paying Attention? with Sam...  more
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    Fiona O'Loughlin may refer to: Fiona O'Loughlin (comedian) (born 1963), Australian comedian Fiona O'Loughlin (politician), Irish politician...  more
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    Mark Thomson added

    Magda Szubanski

    Babe, Happy Feet
    67
    74

    Age60

    BirthplaceLiverpool, 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 comedy...  more
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    Steve Hughes

    43
    45
    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 member of...  more
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    Wil Anderson

    The Glass House, The Gruen Transfer
    95
    113

    Age47

    BirthplaceHeyfield, Australia

    William James Anderson (born 31 January 1974) is an Australian comedian, writer, presenter, and podcaster....  more
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    Damien Power

    Peekaboo
    2
    2
    Damien Power is a screenwriter, actor and film director....
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    Sam Simmons

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    67
    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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