12 Funniest British Comedians Of All Times

December 19, 2013

1. John Cleese

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John Cleese is most well recognized for his work with the Monty Python group of men. He is known all around the world for being a comic, producer, actor, and writer.

2. Billy Connolly

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Billy Connolly is a British comedian who is most well known for his work in The Hobbit, Quartet, What About Dick, Brave, Gulliver’s Travels, and Open Season. He is a film actor, as well as a voice actor who is always bringing the laughs.

3. Rowan Atkinson

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Rowan Atkinson is well known for his leading role as Mr. Bean. This actor specializes in sound effect and physical humor. He was also in Johnny English Reborn, Keeping Mum, Love Actually, Comic Relief, and Rat Race.

4. Hugh Laurie

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Hugh Laurie is most widely recognized for his role in House M.D. as the dry humored Dr. Gregory House. However, he has also been in Mr. Pip, Arthur Christmas, Hop, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Monsters VS Aliens, and Stuart Little.

5. Ronnie Barker

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Ronnie Barker is a comedian who has really had a lifetime of comedic achievements. He is known for his roles in Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher, My House in Umbria, The Gathering Storm, Clarence, The Two Ronnies, The Magnificent Evans, and 7 of 1.

6. Eddie Izzard

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Eddie Izzard is a highly recognizable comedian with roles that covered all different types of comedy. He is most known for his roles in Hannibal, What About Dick, Mockingbird Lane, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Riches, 40, Tales from the Crypt, and The Criminal.

7. Sean Lock

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Sean Lock is most known for his roles in TV Heaven, Telly Hell; This Filthy Earth, Is It Bill Bailey?, Harry Hill: Man Alive, and Smart Alek. This actor, and comedian, has been credited for acting and writing.

8. Julie Walters

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Julie Walters is a female comedian who has provided film acting and voice acting for a variety of movies. She has been in Brave, The Jury II, Gnomeo & Juliet, Harry Potter, Mo, and the Mid Life Christmas.

9. Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin is a classic comedian who is famous for his roles in Limelight, The Circus, Camille, The Gold Rush, The Pilgrim, Pay Day, Nice and Friendly, The Kid, The Bond, Triple Trouble, and The Immigrant.

10. Bill Bailey

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Bill Bailey is most well known for his television roles on It’s Kevin, Threesome, Hustle, Doctor Who, Pythagasaurus, Chatlet Girl, Burke and Hare, and Love Soup.

11. Stephen Merchant

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Stephen Merchant has performed in Hello Ladies, The Office, Life’s Too Short, The Ricky Gervais Show, Cemetery Junction, Comic Relief, Stromberg, and the Comedy Lab.

12. Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais is an iconic comedian, who has played major roles in The Office, Life’s Too Short, The Return of Brent, Derek, Cemetery Junction, Extras, Meet Ricky Gervais, and the Comedy Lab. He is an international favorite for comedic performances in television and movies.

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