Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Comedians, including Rowan Atkinson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Stephen Fry, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais.
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
08 January 1941
Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Comedian, Actor
Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977
Comedian

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947
TV & Film Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor

Benny HillBenny Hill
21 January 1924
 

Justin FletcherJustin Fletcher
15 June 1970
Actor, Comedian
Dawn FrenchDawn French
11 October 1957
 

Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971
Actor
Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
22 February 1926
Comedian

Tommy CooperTommy Cooper
19 March 1921
Comedian

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Cariad LloydCariad Lloyd
21 August 1982
Comedian

Norman WisdomNorman Wisdom
04 February 1915
Actor
Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress

Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor
Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
21 July 1922
Actress

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Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian
Joe CornishJoe Cornish
20 December 1968
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

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Michael BarrymoreMichael Barrymore
04 May 1952
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter

Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
24 November 1974
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality,
Bradley WalshBradley Walsh
04 June 1960
Association football player, Comedian, Film actor

Nicholas ParsonsNicholas Parsons
10 October 1923
Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality,

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians

Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
07 February 1962
Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter
Mathew HorneMathew Horne
06 September 1978
Actor

David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor
Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes
18 May 1941
Actor, Voice actor, Comedian

Steve CooganSteve Coogan
14 October 1965
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice
D'Arcy CardenD'Arcy Carden
04 January 1980
Actress

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,
Jason ManfordJason Manford
26 May 1981
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor

Neil InnesNeil Innes
09 December 1944
Actor

Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Comedian
Peter KayPeter Kay
02 July 1973
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

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

Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci
28 November 1963
Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer,

Gemma WhelanGemma Whelan
23 April 1981
Actress
Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television
Kris MarshallKris Marshall
01 April 1973
Actor

Catherine TateCatherine Tate
12 May 1968
Actress

Ben MillerBen Miller
24 February 1966
Film director, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film
Julia DavisJulia Davis
25 August 1966
Comedian

Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress
Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians

Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian
Michael CrawfordMichael Crawford
19 January 1942
Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor

Bob MortimerBob Mortimer
23 May 1959
Comedian
Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter

Jon PertweeJon Pertwee
07 July 1919
Actor

Bernard CribbinsBernard Cribbins
29 December 1928
Actor

Alexander ArmstrongAlexander Armstrong
02 March 1970
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter, Dub actor
Matt BerryMatt Berry
02 May 1974
Actor, Screenwriter
Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge
17 February 1929
Actress

Sarah MillicanSarah Millican
29 May 1975
Comedian

Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian
Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer

Ronnie BarkerRonnie Barker
25 September 1929
Actor, Comedian, Entrepreneur

Josh WiddicombeJosh Widdicombe
08 April 1983
Comedian

David FrostDavid Frost
07 April 1939
Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Television
Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Television actor, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian
Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
04 December 1930
Comedian, Author, Writer, Film actor, Stage actor,

Dominic HollandDominic Holland
06 May 1967
Comedian
Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,
Lenny HenryLenny Henry
29 August 1958
Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer,