Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Comedians, including Rowan Atkinson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Stephen Fry, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais.
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor
John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977
Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Actor

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor
Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
08 January 1941
Comedian

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor

Dawn FrenchDawn French
11 October 1957
 
Benny HillBenny Hill
21 January 1924
 

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947
TV & Film Actor

Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor
Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971
Actor

Tommy CooperTommy Cooper
19 March 1921
Comedian
Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
21 July 1922
Actress

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Justin FletcherJustin Fletcher
15 June 1970
Actor, Comedian

Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
22 February 1926
Comedian
Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

Norman WisdomNorman Wisdom
04 February 1915
Actor
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

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Thora HirdThora Hird
28 May 1911
Actress
Cariad LloydCariad Lloyd
21 August 1982
Comedian

Joe CornishJoe Cornish
20 December 1968
Comedian

Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor
Jack DeeJack Dee
24 September 1961
Stand-Up Comedian & Actor
Mark ThomasMark Thomas
11 April 1963
Comedian

Peter Edward CookPeter Edward Cook
17 November 1937
Actor, Comedian, Satirist, Writer

David Mitchell (Comedian)David Mitchell (Comedian)
14 July 1974
Comedian

Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes
18 May 1941
Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor

Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
24 November 1974
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality,

Bradley WalshBradley Walsh
04 June 1960
Association football player, Comedian, Film actor

Matt BerryMatt Berry
02 May 1974
Actor, Screenwriter

Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
07 February 1962
Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter

Steve CooganSteve Coogan
14 October 1965
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer
David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Catherine TateCatherine Tate
12 May 1968
Actress
Peter KayPeter Kay
02 July 1973
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress
Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian

Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge
17 February 1929
Actress

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians

Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Simon BirdSimon Bird
19 August 1984
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film actor
Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor

Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
28 November 1961
Comedian, Actor, Film director, Musician
Kris MarshallKris Marshall
01 April 1973
Actor

Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Comedian

Maureen LipmanMaureen Lipman
10 May 1946
Actress
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television

Jason ManfordJason Manford
26 May 1981
Actor
Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter

Ben MillerBen Miller
24 February 1966
Film director, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film

Bob MortimerBob Mortimer
23 May 1959
Comedian
Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice

D'Arcy CardenD'Arcy Carden
04 January 1980
Actress

Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,
Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,
Neil MorrisseyNeil Morrissey
04 July 1962
Actor

Deep RoyDeep Roy
01 December 1957
Actor

Hugh DennisHugh Dennis
13 February 1962
Comedian

Alexander ArmstrongAlexander Armstrong
02 March 1970
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter, Dub actor
Gemma WhelanGemma Whelan
23 April 1981
Actress

Joseph MarcellJoseph Marcell
14 August 1948
Actor

Alex HorneAlex Horne
10 September 1978
Comedian

Jon RichardsonJon Richardson
26 September 1982
comedian, stand-up comedian

Michael CrawfordMichael Crawford
19 January 1942
Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor
Paul O'GradyPaul O'Grady
14 June 1955
Comedian

Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci
28 November 1963
Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer,
Jon PertweeJon Pertwee
07 July 1919
Actor

Sarah MillicanSarah Millican
29 May 1975
Comedian
Mathew HorneMathew Horne
06 September 1978
Actor
Les DawsonLes Dawson
02 February 1931