Top Ten British Comedians
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Laurie was epic in a bir of fry and laurie and blackadder and saturday live. he's absolutely brilliant. I'm surprised he's so low. stephen fry would never have been fry if he had never met hugh laurie.
Your top 5 are a piss poor selection you need bill bailey ricky Gervais Harry Enfield Sean Locke and not lee mack or lee Evans because all they do is observe shout and dance like a rabid monkey
He is in my top 5 comedians of all time brilliantV 1 Comment
His "rubber balloons" song alone
Kenny Everett was funnier at the time...
Sexist jokes at times...but I could live with it. Like chaplin the joke is easy to grasp and enjoy.
His great talent is wasted on panel shows.
Never been able to laugh at this little man ronnie barker made him a house hold name
Very funny man fantastic in his chair wonderful man
Maybe better than the other one
I fully expected to see Stewart Lee in the top 3 and in my opinion he would be number 1. I'm not a liberally minded individual and certainly don't share his political ideals but this is not a popularity contest and based purely on his intelligent content, his impeccable delivery and diverse content subjects he is the only stand out performer currently worthy of the title. Laugh out loud funny at times and incredibly hard working. By his own admission he's not mainstream but then who wants mainstream. If you haven't seen Stuart Lees Braveheart routine in Glasgow I highly recommend you spending the best 10 minutes of comedy you will probably ever see.
For those people who "don't get him", or "find him tedious", you're wrong, up your comedy game, go and watch more live comedy and appreciate what true genius sounds like. Many comedians on this list have teams of writers; many comedians on this list "ironically" ridicule the handicapped or "ironically" make offensive jokes about women or any other over worked stereotypical cliche. Stewart Lee is a unique entity in a world of prepackaged, marketing executive wet dream, O2 arena filling bile. Being able to write material without resorting to the lowest common denominator is why he deserves to be number 1 on this list.
His comedy is utterly unique and understandably 'Marmite' in the way it divides audiences. Some people find it tedious, left-wing, unfathomable rubbish, whilst people like me think he's a genius. His jokes are almost always slow-burners, and often feel meandering or dragged out to the nth degree. But somehow he still manages to make them both insightful and more importantly hilarious! Watch 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle' to appreciate him in his element.
Weaves the audience into a web like no other comedian. Importantly it's a web you want to be in as you are privy to humour which is both clever and ridiculously funny. Knowing not everone ('the masses') gets it, only makes it more special.V 16 Comments
Brilliant, inspirational, head and shoulders above majority of comedians in Britain today
My favourite female comedian.
She says really funny stuff about herself.
This is not fair, she is so underrated :((
I just saw about first 10 of all of those great comedians and thought: "where is Jo Brand? " scrolled down, skipped a lot of them and there - #42... really?
Things he says are so relatable. Great facial expressions and word choice. By far the best in my opinion.
How is he not further up the list? His "Chad Hogan" sketch is one of the funniest things I've watched in a long time. Genius
Great Comedian. So much detail in his jokes. Should be top 20 at least
He is without any doubt one of the top 5 comedians in the UK just try and get a ticket for one of his showsV 7 Comments
His graveyard humor even gets the most cynical amongst us feeling like they just took an overdose of antidepressant. Great!
I cannot believe he is not in the top-ten. His text my mobile jokes are absolutely hilarious! Totally awesome!
He is totally hilarious and never laughs at his own jokes, Brilliant.
Just brilliant...V 7 Comments
Proper old school comic who doesn't ram his lefty views down your throat like Russell brand and the incredibly unfunny Russell Kane etc. To many modern comedians humour revolves around slagging the Tories the monarchy the bankers etc - gets boring after a while at least Micky attempts to steer jokes around everyday events. Genuinely funny bloke.
The original crafty cockney with the walk to match!
Just has me in stitches. Think he is very original, often surreal, often rude, NOT a feminist! Accent and looks are a part of his strange charm!
One of the funniest people around. Seen him live brilliant.V 8 Comments
I love T.V. Burp! and that is why he should be number 1 on the list bring it back ITV and they should stop making rubbish programs like I'm a celebrity, although if they don't get rid of it then Harry Hill can make some great jokes about it. In conclusion Harry Hill is the funniest man alive and he is trained in the medical profession.V 1 Comment
My favorite python. I don't really know why, but he just has a direct line to my funnybone.
Yeah forget this PC rubbish why shouldn't a man in a funny suit be able to tell racist and homophobic jokes in 2016. People should understand that there's no harm in reinforcing prejudice he's just having a laugh.
Best comic on the planet
how he isn't in top ten just proves how humour has declined with the current crop
got no time for these alternative comics
amazes me how they pack a place out
russell brand? What is the audience laughing at
must be easily pleased
CHUBBY BROWN is my number one
Best comedian as long as your not black Jewish fat female or gay. Masterful correction of a joke he told wrong. Really funny. Should be top 5 after peter sellers eric morecambe ken dodd peter kay
Gloriously offensive.V 4 Comments
Eddie in Bottom was invaluable and priceless. I fell on the floor and cried it was so funny. Also great in The Young Ones.
Number 2 after Rik - gruppenfuhrer
51? You have to be kidding me! His rants are so funny
Stewart lee called him a genius
Just listen to the radio episode of Genius with Johnny in. Hilarious off the cuff homour.
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