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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Frank Woodley is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Colin Lane is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Shaun Micallef is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Garry McDonald is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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Carl Barron is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Theodore Saidden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Sneddie400 added Theodore Saidden Superwog
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Nathan Saidden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
Sneddie400 added Nathan Saidden Superwog
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Glenn Robbins is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Akmal Saleh is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Hamish Blake is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Kitty Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Jimoen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
dan808 added Jimoen
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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Denise Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Wil Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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
Gina Riley is an Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian.
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Tim Minchin is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Fiona O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Sam Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Claire Hooper is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Chris Lilley is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Magda Szubanski is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Steve Hughes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Australian Comedians of All Time
bigcraig added
Steve Hughes is an Australian musician and stand-up comedian.