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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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    Carl Barron Walking Down the Street, Carl Barron LIVE
    248
    176

    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
  • 2
    Lantana, Kath & Kim
    125
    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
  • 3
    The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, Woodley
    141
    98

    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
  • 4
    Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, Two Little Boys
    147
    103

    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
  • 5
    Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton
    213
    170

    Age44

    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, 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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    Aquamarine, The Extra
    126
    93

    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
  • 7
    Fifteen to One, A Night at the Festival Club
    124
    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
  • 8
    You Can't Stop the Murders, Dating Ray Fenwick
    124
    95

    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
  • 9

    Jimoen

    105
    78
  • 10
    Moulin Rouge!, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    93
    68

    Age73

    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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    You Can't Stop the Murders
    95
    74

    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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    Chris Lilley

    Summer Heights High, Angry Boys
    120
    101

    Age47

    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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    Colin Lane

    The Adventures of Lano and Woodley
    83
    64

    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
  • 14
    Finding Nemo, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    85
    74

    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
  • 15
    Kath & Kim, Kath & Kim
    64
    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 (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
  • 17
    Californication, The Lost Thing
    107
    117

    Age46

    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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    Denise Scott

    Winners & Losers
    74
    78

    Age66

    BirthplaceAustralia

    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.  ...more
  • 19
    Babe, Happy Feet
    70
    74

    Age60

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    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
  • 20
    Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect
    108
    127

    Age41

    BirthplaceSydney, 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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  • 21
    The Glass House, The Gruen Transfer
    95
    111

    Age47

    BirthplaceHeyfield, Australia

    William James Anderson (born 31 January 1974) is an Australian comedian, writer, presenter, and podcaster.  ...more
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    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
  • 23
    Fiona O'Loughlin may refer to: Fiona O'Loughlin (comedian) (born 1963), Australian comedian Fiona O'Loughlin (politician), Irish politician  ...more
  • 24

    Sam Simmons

    59
    66
    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
  • 25
    God on My Side, The Gruen Transfer
    13
    6

    Age61

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Andrew Christopher Denton is an Australian television producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host, and was the host of the ABC's weekly television interview  ...more
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