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The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018  

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Big fan of British humor? How about Irish? Well, you're in luck. Here you'll find a list of the top UK comedians around, featuring hilarious English stand up comedians and even some actors. Who's your favorite comedian from the UK? Are they on the list below? If not, be sure to add the top British and Irish comedians so they can be ranked alongside every one else here. If you're simply looking for some new comedians to check out, you'll surely find some funny people on the list below. Check it out and get voting!

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James Acaster is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 34
James Acaster is an English comedian.
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Sean Lock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 55
Sean Lock is an English comedian and actor. He began his comedy career as a stand-up comedian, and won the British Comedy Award in 2000 in the category of Best Live Comic, and was nominated for ...more
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Lee Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 50
Lee Gordon McKillop, known as Lee Mack is an English stand-up comedian and actor best known for writing and starring in the sitcom Not Going Out playing the main character, also called Lee. ...more
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Greg Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 50
Greg Davies is a British stand-up comedian and actor known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners and Ken Thompson in Cuckoo as well as for his guest appearances ...more
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Jon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 36
Jon Joel Richardson is an English comedian. He is known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats and his work as co-host with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music.
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Romesh Ranganathan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 41
Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan is a British stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared on Mock the Week, Holby City, Soccer AM, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually ...more
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Kevin Bridges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 32
Kevin Andrew Bridges is a Scottish stand-up comedian. He has appeared on many comedy television shows including Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You and has performed at Live at the ...more
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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 46
James Anthony Patrick "Jimmy" Carr is an English stand-up comedian, television host and actor, known for his signature laugh, deadpan delivery, dark humour, and use of edgy one-liners. ...more
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Joe Lycett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 31
Joe Lycett is a British comedian. He has appeared on TV shows including Live At The Apollo, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and as the announcer on Saturday BBC One show Epic Win.
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Rhod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 50
Rhodri "Rhod" Paul Gilbert is a Welsh comedian who was nominated in 2005 for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award. In 2008, he was nominated for the main if.comedy. Gilbert appears on ...more
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Frankie Boyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 46
Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. He was a permanent panellist on the ...more
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Micky Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 56
Michael "Micky" Flanagan is an English comedian. Flanagan has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and toured Britain with stand-up shows. He presented Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? ...more
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Dara Ó Briain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 47
Dara Ó Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter, noted for hosting topical panel shows such as The Panel, Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums and The ...more
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Bill Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 55
Bill Bailey is an English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author. As well as his extensive stand-up work, Bailey is well known for his role in Black Books and for his ...more
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Russell Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 38
Russell Joseph Howard is an English comedian and presenter best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week. He won "Best ...more
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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
Ian Scott added age 76
William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". ...more
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Rob Beckett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
Rob Beckett is a British stand-up comedian and actor, best known as a co-host on the ITV2 spin-off show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, a role which he took up in 2012.
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Jack Whitehall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 30
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, television presenter and actor. He is a former host of the E4 show Big Brother's Big Mouth in 2008, Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth in ...more
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Peter Kay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 45
Peter John Kay is an English comedian. His last stand-up comedy tour was officially inaugurated into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time, playing to over 1.2 million ...more
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Aisling Bea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 34
Aisling Bea is a film actress.
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Michael McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 43
Michael Hazen James McIntyre is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world. In addition to stand-up, McIntyre has hosted ...more
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Josh Widdicombe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 35
Joshua "Josh" Widdicombe is an English comedian and radio host.
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Miles Jupp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 39
Miles Jupp is an English comedian and actor, best known for his role as the hapless inventor Archie in the children's television series Balamory and Nigel in the sitcom Rev.
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Jack Dee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 57
James Andrew Innes "Jack" Dee is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sarcasm and deadpan humour. He is well known in the United Kingdom for writing and ...more
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Sarah Millican is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018
age 43
Sarah Jane Millican is an English comedienne. Millican won the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In February 2013 she was listed as one of the 100 most ...more