Top Ten British Comedians

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21 Eric Morecambe Eric Morecambe John Eric Bartholomew, known by his stage name Eric Morecambe, was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the award-winning double act Morecambe and Wise.

A genuine one off funny man. Just a look to camera could make you laugh. A natural comedian second to none.

The two of them just impeccable in how they present their wonderful show

Just naturally funny; an effortless foolish genius.

Too funny, too quick, too good!

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22 Rik Mayall Rik Mayall

My hero. VERY, VERY funny. Original. The Young Ones and Bottom... Genius! I suffer from depression, just thinking about him make me either chuckle or wet myself depending on my state of mind. You are missed.

The Young Ones was genius and Bottom was legendary. Rik deserves to be higher

23 Bill Bailey Bill Bailey

A veteran who has earned the rightful position of funniest, cleverest and nicest man in comedy. Asked my son who he would like to live with if he didn't live with me - his answer: Bill Bailey.

Not sure he is my absolute favourite comedian, but then I'm not sure I have one. He needs to be higher though.

Live at Hammersmith was 90 minutes of class

Just brilliant.

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24 Rhod Gilbert Rhod Gilbert Rhodri "Rhod" Paul Gilbert is a Welsh comedian who was nominated in 2005 for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award.

Rhod Gilbert is fantastic. I went to see him on tour and I laughed continuously helplessly joyously from beginning to end. It was a fantastic night. He is the best his stuff on you tube is hilarious too. He doesn't rely on swearing like some to get a laugh. He is just great! Britain's best comedian definitely!

This man is one of Britain's funniest comedians and I am utterly surprised at his low place on this list. All of his sketches have me on the floor trying to breathe, and he is always consistent. Totally deserves to be above the "funniest" comedian Russel Howard.

Rhod is highly intelligent he is very fast in his humour yes I was gasping for breath because I was laughing so hard. He should be at the top of this list, miles better than Russell Howard. Rhod needs more T.V. coverage of his stand up.

Have you seen his sandwich sketch? Very funny.

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25 Josh Widdicombe Josh Widdicombe Joshua Michael "Josh" Widdicombe is an English comedian and radio and television presenter, best known for his appearances on The Last Leg, Fighting Talk, Insert Name Here and his BBC Three sitcom Josh.

Most over rated so called comedian ever. I have seriously tried to give him the benefit of the doubt but nothing he says can be considered funny. Not a very confident chap who knows his material is mediocre. If you have a qualification try using it and find a job worthy of it because comedy is not your best option.

So funny and underrated! The best comedian working now by a mile. He makes me laugh every single time.

Great to see such a funny young guy coming up in comedy. Like Russell howard

We saw him in Dunfermline, laughed so much it was unbeleivable. Well worth seeing live!

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26 John Bishop John Bishop John Joseph Bishop is an English comedian, presenter and actor, who is also known for his charity work, having raised £4.2m for Sport Relief 2012.

Probably the best of the best comedic commentators on real life

The Best bar none he is a genuine very funny kind generous guy and probably the fastest in growing popularity! Oh ye and he's Scouse. YNWA

A very funny guy who still has his feet firmly on the ground, heart of gold, great live

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27 Graham Chapman Graham Chapman Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.

It might just be that Jesus Christ missed out on something here. Christianity might have caught on a little more if there had been a few funny sketches in the Bible. But Graham was, and is the World's funniest Messiah. And I should know. I've followed a few! (Not much of a willy though)

He was great. A plea for sanity from the reverend Arthur Pews, up the cream bun and jam. Throat wobbler mangrove and fly to the moon. Oh and I like a joke as much as anybody else, apart from my wife and some of my friends...etc.

28 Peter Cook Peter Cook

The greatest - father of them all

The best of the best and the only one.

The best of the best and the only one.

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29 Jason Manford Jason Manford

Only heard him for the first time on T.V. here in Australia recently. Absolutely hilarious!

He uses his own weaknesses and criticizes himself to make us laugh.

Proves you don't have to be offensive or shocking, just funny.

Simply a comedy genius

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30 Simon Pegg Simon Pegg

Spaced one of the funniest, and original comedy shows ever made. And Nick Frost is an excellent co-pilot laugh out loud.

Best comedian alive! Funny bloke, great accent and so ' nerdy! Love all his stuff.

So funny. Great writer and one half of possibly the greatest comedy duos of now

31 Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper should be in top ten at least. The man was hilarious and I totally agree with the comment about how bland today's comedy must be, no1 I can think of has the comic timing Tommy Cooper had.

Even when he said nothing he was hilarious. The master of timing. A true comic genius. Watch his handkerchief with dots sketch to put a smile on your face. Immense.

Totally underrated as a comedian and a genius magician, just like that...

The fact that tommy cooper is considered to be 58 th. shows how bland our comedy is today. Most stand ups now are just failed or wannabe actors. This man is a comic genius.

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32 Peter Sellars Peter Sellars Peter Sellars is an American theatre director, noted for his unique contemporary stagings of classical and contemporary operas and plays. V 1 Comment
33 Sacha Baron Cohen Sacha Baron Cohen Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter. A graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and playing five fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, Admiral General Aladeen and Nobby Butcher.

Ma name-a borat. You can't beat it

Ali G and Borat changed comedia in Britian!

Haha

Never watch 'bruno'' with your parents. like ever - emilk

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34 Ken Dodd Ken Dodd

In his hay day he got long standing applause at the end of his shows and was one of the best comedians ever.
However comedy has changed he has got old but with out doubt he was one of the best and I would like to see many of the modern comedians keep going half as long as this man. I'm 50 and my dad was one of his fans as well.
Great comedian post card humour never insults anyone!

He lives by me. Ladies, if you get bored, put your knickers on your head and go out and shout, how's that for Elton John. And if you want to know the time in the middle of the night, get your drum, go out and bang it, someone will always shout, "whose making that racket at 3 o'clock in the morning? "

A true true pro one of the old school not like the crap we get on T.V. today

Should have a knighthood,

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35 Hugh Dennis Hugh Dennis Peter Hugh Dennis is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered.

he's really funny and clever. I especially like him in outnumbered and mock the week. he's actually hilarious!

Why he is not higher up on this list I do not understand. He is easily the funniest guy on mock the week!

There are some of these funnier than him, but he deserves to be higher, what a legend

genius

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36 Michael Palin Michael Palin

Michael Palin is the best comedic actor of this century! Come on people, he's not just great at acting and generously funny; he's also extremely good looking, haha! His range of characters he's able to play, is amazing. And he did the best sketches in Monty Python, in my opinion. Michael Palin all the way!

As the most versatile member of Monty Python, Michael Palin wrote smart material, was incredibly good-looking, even in a dress, and could reach an impossibly high falsetto pitch without any warning. He is an all around gem.

Kind of surprised to see the top ten 'pythonless' :(
It's always hard for me to choose between comedians; Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Hugh Laurie or Rowan Atkinson... But when it comes down to it, Michael Palin's writing and humour gets me every time.

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38 Karl Pilkington Karl Pilkington

Funniest comedy ever when with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant

Brilliant.. Such a normal level headed person but still so weird! :L

So underrated. most celebs just want fame, in his case, fame wanted him - gemcloben

Stupid bald manc

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39 Ross Noble Ross Noble

Comes up with the craziest things when he's preforming, makes everybody laugh and incorporates the audience in his comedy.

If Ross is on a roll he can't be beaten for creating comedy on the fly, and surreal with it

Crazy man, full of life, can't wait until November to go and witness his antics

Free range Comedy no script just wings it funniest man ever

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40 Jon Richardson Jon Richardson Jon Joel Richardson is an English comedian. He is known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and his work as co-host with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music.

This guy should be in the top 10! He's SO funny and relatable! Not to mention absolutely gorgeous and adorable! Amazing writer as well, I recommend his book.

One of the best comedians around. So funny! His book is amazing and his gigs are hilarious. Should definitely be in the top 10 at least.

He is hilarious, and I've just finished his book!

Endearing self-deprecating comedy, what's not to love?!

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