Favourite Comedians

by cmsnotifications | created - 20 Oct 2017 | updated - 28 Jun 2018 | Public

My favourite comedians. They're primarily from English panel shows, so some of them may not actually be comedians. That doesn't matter though, they can still be funny.

1. Sean Lock

Writer | 15 Storeys High

Sean Lock was born on April 22, 1963 in Chertsey, Surrey, England as Sean M. Lock. He is a writer and actor, known for 15 Storeys High (2002), Ideal (2005) and This Filthy Earth (2001).

2. Jon Richardson

Actor | Drunk History: UK

Jon Richardson was born on September 26, 1982 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England as Jon Joel Richardson. He is a writer and actor, known for Drunk History: UK (2015), Rob Delaney's Stand Up Central (2018) and Married to a celebrity: the survival guide (2017). He has been married to Lucy Beaumont ...

3. Lee Mack

Actor | Not Going Out

Lee Mack was born in 1968 in Southport, Lancashire, England as Lee Gordon McKillop. He is an actor and writer, known for Not Going Out (2006), The Sketch Show (2001) and Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005). He has been married to Tara since 2005. They have three children.

4. David Mitchell

Writer | That Mitchell and Webb Look

David Mitchell was born on 14th July 1974 in Salisbury, England. His parents, Ian and Kathy Mitchell, worked as hotel managers in Salisbury. David also has a brother. In 1977 the family moved to Oxford, where his parents taught a course in hotel management at Oxford Brookes University. David was ...

5. Greg Davies

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

Greg is the writer and star of critically lauded Channel 4 sitcom "Man Down". After playing infamously psychotic Head of Sixth Form 'Mr Gilbert' in "The Inbetweeners" (Channel 4) and its two spin off feature films, Greg went on to appear in BBC Three's Cuckoo alongside Andy Samberg and Taylor ...

6. Jimmy Carr

Writer | 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.

Among the most-respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out crowds across the country and around the world.

His ...

7. Aisling Bea

Actress | This Way Up

Aisling Bea is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer from Kildare in Ireland where she was born on March 16 1984. She won the 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comedian. She trained at LAMDA (The London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art). In 2012 she won the Gilded Balloon So You Think...

8. Rhod Gilbert

Producer | Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro

Rhod Gilbert was born on October 18, 1968 in Carmarthen, Wales. He is a writer and producer, known for Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro (2014), NeckFace (2018) and Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience (2010).

9. Jack Whitehall

Actor | The Bad Education Movie

Jack Whitehall was a child actor in various television dramas, but decided to pursue stand-up comedy after leaving school. He was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny talent hunt at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, and was nominated for best newcomer at this year's Chortle Awards. In December ...

10. Romesh Ranganathan

Actor | The Reluctant Landlord

Romesh Ranganathan is an actor and producer, known for The Reluctant Landlord (2018), Funny Valentines (2015) and Zeit der Kannibalen (2014).

11. Rob Brydon

Actor | The Huntsman: Winter's War

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), Marion & Geoff (2000) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

12. Michael McIntyre

Self | Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Michael McIntyre was born on February 21, 1976 in Merton, London, England as Michael Hazen James McIntyre. He is a writer and actor, known for Michael McIntyre's Big Show (2015), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (2009) and MOBO Awards 2006 (2006). He has been married to Kitty Ward since 2003. ...

13. Richard Ayoade

Writer | Submarine

Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty ...

14. Henning Wehn

Actor | One Night in Bath

Henning Wehn was born on April 10, 1974 in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for One Night in Bath, The Alternative Comedy Experience (2013) and Live at the Apollo (2004).

15. Noel Fielding

Actor | The Mighty Boosh

Noel Fielding was born to Dianne Fielding and Ray Fielding, on May 21 1973. He has once revealed on The Russell Brand Show, on Radio 2, that he has a French grandmother. Fielding once stated that he was never baptised, he hasn't got a middle name and he does not follow any religion. He was once ...

16. David Walliams

Actor | Little Britain

David Walliams was born on August 20, 1971 in Banstead, Surrey, England as David Edward Williams. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Stardust (2007) and Dinner for Schmucks (2010). He was previously married to Lara Stone.

17. Claudia Winkleman

Actress | Suzie Gold

Claudia Winkleman was born on January 15, 1972 in London, England as Claudia Anne I. Winkleman. She is an actress, known for Suzie Gold (2004), W1A (2014) and Comic Relief Does Fame Academy on Three (2003). She has been married to Kris Thykier since June 24, 2000. They have three children.

18. Graham Norton

Writer | So Graham Norton

Graham Norton was born on April 4, 1963 in County Cork, Ireland as Graham Walker. He is an actor and writer, known for So Graham Norton (1998), Another Gay Movie (2006) and Father Ted (1995).

19. Rachel Riley

Actress | The IT Crowd

Rachel Riley was born on January 11, 1986 in Southend, Essex, England. She is an actress, known for The IT Crowd (2006), Countdown: Championship of Champions (1984) and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2012). She has been married to Pasha Kovalev since June 28, 2019. They have one child. She was ...

20. Susie Dent

Actress | Not Going Out

Susie Dent was born in November 1964 in Woking, Surrey, England as Susan Dent. She is a writer, known for Not Going Out (2006), Countdown: Championship of Champions (1984) and Celebrity Countdown (1998).

21. Dara O Briain

Self | Mock the Week

Dara O Briain was born on February 4, 1972 in Wicklow, Ireland. He is a producer and writer, known for Mock the Week (2005), The Panel (2003) and Dara O Briain: Craic Dealer Live (2012). He has been married to Susan since 2006. They have two children.

22. Hugh Dennis

Actor | My Hero

Hugh Dennis was born in 1962 as Peter Hugh Dennis. He is an actor and writer, known for My Hero (2000), Outnumbered (2007) and Mock the Week (2005). He was previously married to Catherine Louise (Kate) Abbot-Anderson and Miranda Carroll.

23. Katherine Ryan

Writer | The Duchess

Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian and TV personality, based in London England.

In her relatively short time as a professional stand-up, Katherine has performed at Yuk Yuks venues across Canada, clubs throughout England, the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and was featured on NBC's Last...

24. Josh Widdicombe

Writer | Josh

Joshy Michael Widdicombe was born in Hammersmith,. London on 8 April 1983 and has an elder brother Henry, who is a comedy promoter. Brought up in Devon Josh attended South Dartmoor Community College before reading linguistics at Manchester University and going into journalism. In 2008 whilst ...

26. Gabby Logan

Actress | Mike Bassett: England Manager

Dedicated and professional with a fantastic sense of humor, Gabby is one of the UK's leading broadcasters. A former international gymnast, Gabby began her broadcasting career in radio in 1992 and joined Sky Sports in 1996 where she quickly established herself as one of their key presenters. In 2004...

27. Charlie Brooker

Writer | Black Mirror

Charlton "Charlie" Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is an English humourist, critic, author, screenwriter, producer, and television presenter. He is the creator and co-showrunner of the anthology series Black Mirror and has written for programmes such as Brass Eye, The 11 O'Clock Show, and Nathan Barley...

28. Reginald D. Hunter

Self | Have I Got News for You

Reginald D. Hunter was born in 1969 in Albany, Georgia, USA as Reginald Darnell Hunter. He is an actor and writer, known for Have I Got News for You (1990), Tales from the Crypt (1989) and Man Down (2013).

29. James Acaster

Writer | We the Jury

James Acaster is a writer and actor, known for We the Jury (2016), Jury Duty and Josh (2014).

30. Jemaine Clement

Actor | Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine Clement was born and raised in Masterton, New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed ...

31. Taika Waititi

Actor | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...



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