Famous Comedians from Wales

List of notable or famous comedians from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Wales and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh 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 Wales is included when available.

List of funny Welsh people includes Griff Rhys Jones, Keith Allen and more.

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

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  • Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter from Plymouth. She is best known for starring in and writing for the BBC comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and also won a BAFTA Fellowship with Jennifer Saunders.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Holyhead, United Kingdom
  • Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones. With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group and later in 2005, he started the production company Modern Television.He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work. From 2008 until 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It'll be ...more
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Harry Secombe
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    Sir Harry Donald Secombe (8 September 1921 – 11 April 2001) was a Welsh comedian, actor and singer. Secombe was a member of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show (1951–60), playing many characters, but most notably, Neddie Seagoon. An accomplished tenor, he also appeared in musicals and films – notably as Mr Bumble in Oliver! (1968) – and, in his later years, was a presenter of television shows incorporating hymns and other devotional songs.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1921-2001)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, St Thomas, Swansea
  • Jonathan Tudor "Jonny" Owen (born 4 July 1971 in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan) is a Welsh producer, actor and writer who has appeared in TV shows including Shameless, Murphy's Law and My Family. Owen won a Welsh BAFTA in 2007 for the documentary The Aberfan Disaster which he co-produced with Judith Davies.As a teenager he was a Welsh Boys Club Boxing champion. In his later teens he was in the 1990s indie band The Pocket Devils as bass player and lead singer/songwriter. Signed to Sanctuary Records in the UK and Pop Music Records in the US they finally split after Owen landed the part of Richey in the Welsh drama series Nuts and Bolts in 1999. From Nuts and Bolts he landed parts in UK ...more
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
  • Keith Howell Charles Allen (born 2 September 1953) is a Welsh actor and television presenter. He is the father of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen, and brother of actor and director Kevin Allen.
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Gorseinon, United Kingdom
  • Mark Evans is a Welsh comedy writer, director and actor.
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Wales