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
    Carl Barron Walking Down the Street, Carl Barron LIVE
    430 votes
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Longreach, Australia

    Australian stand-up comedian Carl Barron is known for his deadpan, observational humor. With a distinctively casual delivery style, he draws upon anecdotes from his everyday life and relatable experiences to entertain audiences. He has released multiple bestselling live DVDs, making him one of Australia's most popular comedians.

  • Jim Jefferies
    Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God
    383 votes
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Jim Jefferies is an Australian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who is best known for his dark and provocative style of comedy. He tackles controversial topics such as gun control, religion, and politics in his routines, often pushing boundaries. In addition to his stand-up career, Jim has created and starred in the television series Legit and hosted the late-night talk show The Jim Jefferies Show.

  • Kitty Flanagan
    You Can't Stop the Murders, Dating Ray Fenwick
    236 votes
    • Birthplace: Australia

    Kitty Flanagan is a prolific Australian comedian, writer, and actress who has performed her sharp-witted and insightful comedy on stage, screen, and radio. She often focuses on the absurdities and frustrations of modern life, with a particular emphasis on relationships and social commentary. Flanagan has made numerous television appearances, including roles on UtopiaFull Frontal, and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

  • Glenn Robbins
    Lantana, Kath & Kim, BoyTown
    222 votes
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

    Noted for his performances in sketch comedy shows and sitcoms, Glenn Robbins is an Australian comedian famous for his character portrayals. Some of his most memorable characters include Russell Coight, Uncle Arthur, and Kel Knight. Robbins has appeared in successful television shows such as The Comedy CompanyFast Forward, and Kath & Kim.

  • Shaun Micallef
    Aquamarine, The Extra, The King
    226 votes
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

    Australian comedian Shaun Micallef is a multi-talented performer, writer, and producer known for his satirical humor and fondness for absurdity. With a background in sketch comedy and improv, Micallef has gone on to create and star in numerous television shows, including The Micallef ProgrammeMicallef Tonight, and Mad as Hell. He is also a published author and former lawyer.

  • Hamish Blake
    Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, Two Little Boys, Caravan of Courage
    239 votes
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

    One half of the popular Australian comedy duo Hamish & Andy, Hamish Blake boasts an extensive career in radio, television, and podcasting. Known for his quick wit and engaging storytelling, Blake has entertained audiences with his comedic adventures alongside partner Andy Lee. Additionally, the pair has ventured into television projects like Hamish & Andy's Gap Year and True Story with Hamish & Andy.