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Famous Comedians from the United Kingdom

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List of notable or famous comedians from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in the United Kingdom and even some popular comedians who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from the United Kingdom is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people, like Hugh Laurie and Ricky Gervais, in it.

This historic comedians from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from the United Kingdom?" These prominent comedians of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British comedians.

Use this list of renowned British comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,...  more

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    Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,...  more

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    Bill Nighy

    Age: 70
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    Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and...  more

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    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh...  more

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    Edward Izzard (born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and...  more

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    Mike Myers

    Age: 57
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    Peter Sellers

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    Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician,...  more

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    Dudley Moore

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    Jimmy Carr

    Age: 48
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    Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born January 6, 1955), CBE is an English actor, comedian, and...  more

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    Simon Pegg

    Age: 50
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    Graham Chapman

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    Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English-American writer, director, radio...  more

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    Terence Graham Parry Jones (February 1, 1942 - January 21, 2020) is a Welsh actor, writer,...  more

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    Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American...  more

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    Eric Idle

    Age: 77
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    Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer and...  more

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    Stephen John Coogan (; born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, comedian, and producer. He...  more

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    Catherine Tate (born Catherine Ford; 12 May 1968) is an English comedian, actress, and writer....  more

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    Jo Brand

    Age: 63
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