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I've seen most of the top ten live. Everyone else I've either seen on TV as a kid or on DVD over the years. Truly hilarious people.
Bill Bailey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 53

Birthplace: Bath, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books, Terkel in Trouble, QI, + more

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#14 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 55

Birthplace: Colony of Aden

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen, The Riches, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

Also Ranked

#36 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

#8 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#58 on The Most Original Comedians

#41 on Who Do You Wish Would Guest Star on the Muppet Show?

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 77

Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life

Also Ranked

#21 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#28 on The Best Living English Actors

#20 on The Funniest People of All Time

#82 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of All Time
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Age: age 57

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Actor, Author, + more

Credits: House M.D., Tomorrowland, Stuart Little, Monsters vs. Aliens

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#25 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#52 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#17 on The Best Living English Actors

#17 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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