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The Best British And Irish Comedians 2018

Updated July 1, 2020 53.8k votes 5.6k voters 158.2k views107 items

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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 an English comedian....  more
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    David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British comedian, actor, writer and...  more
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    Greg Davies

    Age: 52
    Gregory Daniel Davies (born 14 May 1968) is a British stand-up comedian and actor. He is best...  more
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    Lee Mack

    Age: 52
    Lee Gordon McKillop (born 4 August 1968), known by his stage name Lee Mack, is an English...  more
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    Jon Joel Richardson (born 26 September 1982) is an English comedian. He is known for his...  more
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    Sean Lock

    Age: 57
    Sean Lock (born 22 April 1963) is an English comedian and actor. He began his comedy career as...  more
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    Jimmy Carr

    Age: 48
    James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian,...  more
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    Kevin Andrew Bridges (born 13 November 1986) is a Scottish stand-up comedian. His 2012...  more
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    Romesh Ranganathan

    Age: 42
    Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan is a British stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared on Mock...  more
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    Joe Lycett

    Age: 32
    Joe Lycett is a British comedian. He has appeared on TV shows including Live At The Apollo,...  more
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    Rhodri Paul Gilbert (born 18 October 1968) is a Welsh comedian who was nominated in 2005 for...  more
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    Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician,...  more
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    Francis Martin Patrick Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer. He is...  more
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    Mark Robert Bailey (born 13 January 1965), known by his stage name Bill Bailey, is a British...  more
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    Micky Flanagan

    Age: 58
    Michael John Flanagan (born 7 October 1962) is an English comedian. Flanagan has performed at...  more
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    Dara Ó Briain (; Irish: [ˈd̪ˠaɾˠə oː ˈbʲɾʲiənʲ]; born 4 February 1972) is an Irish comedian...  more
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    Aisling Bea is a film actress....  more
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    Russell Joseph Howard (born 23 March 1980) is an English comedian, television presenter, radio...  more
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    Rob Beckett is a British stand-up comedian and actor, best known as a co-host on the ITV2...  more
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    Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall (born 7 July 1988) is an English comedian, television presenter,...  more
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    Ed Gamble

    Age: 34
    Edward Stephenson Gamble (born 11 March 1986 in Hammersmith, London) is a British stand-up...  more
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    Joshua "Josh" Widdicombe is an English comedian and radio host....  more
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    Peter Kay

    Age: 47
    Peter John Kay (born 2 July 1973) is an English comedian, actor. Kay has written, produced,...  more
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    Sarah Jane Millican (née King; born 29 May 1975) is an English comedian. Millican won the...  more
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    Miles Jupp

    Age: 41
    Miles Hugh Barrett Jupp (born 8 September 1979) is an English comedian and actor. He began his...  more