Comedy Famous Comedians from Wales

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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 French is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Dawn Roma French is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA Awards and also won a Fellowship BAFTA with Jennifer Saunders. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Holyhead, United Kingdom

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Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Griff Rhys Jones 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 early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones alongside Mel Smith. 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. He currently presents the television bloopers show It'll Be Alright on the Night ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

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Harry Secombe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE was a Welsh comedian and singer. He played Neddie Seagoon, a central character in the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show. He also appeared in musicals and films and, in his later years, was a presenter of television shows incorporating hymns and other devotional songs. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 80 (1921-2001)

Birthplace: St Thomas, Swansea, United Kingdom

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Jonny Owen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Wales
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Jonny Owen is a Welsh producer, actor and writer who has appeared TV shows including Shameless, Murphys Law and My Family. Jonny won a Welsh Bafta for his documentary The Aberfan Disaster which he co-produced in 2006. 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 Network series including Murphy's Law with James Nesbitt and Dirty Work with Neil Pearson. It was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

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