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

Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977
Comedian

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Comedian, Actor

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer
Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
08 January 1941
Comedian

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947
TV & Film Actor

Benny HillBenny Hill
21 January 1924
 
Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

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

Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
22 February 1926
Comedian
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

Tommy CooperTommy Cooper
19 March 1921
Comedian

Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971
Actor

Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress
Norman WisdomNorman Wisdom
04 February 1915
Actor
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
21 July 1922
Actress

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor
Jack DeeJack Dee
24 September 1961
Stand-Up Comedian & Actor

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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

Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
07 February 1962
Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,

Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
24 November 1974
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality,
Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter

Matt BerryMatt Berry
02 May 1974
Actor, Screenwriter
Steve CooganSteve Coogan
14 October 1965
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer

Bob MortimerBob Mortimer
23 May 1959
Comedian
David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians

Mathew HorneMathew Horne
06 September 1978
Actor

Joseph MarcellJoseph Marcell
14 August 1948
Actor

Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor
Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor

Paul MertonPaul Merton
09 July 1957
Comedian, Actor

Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes
18 May 1941
Actor, Voice actor, Comedian

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,
Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Actor, Stand-up comedian, Presenter

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter,
Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
28 November 1961
Comedian, Actor, Film director, Musician

David FrostDavid Frost
07 April 1939
Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Television

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians
Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Television actor, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Simon AmstellSimon Amstell
29 November 1979
Comedian, Television presenter, Screenwriter,

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,

Bradley WalshBradley Walsh
04 June 1960
Association football player, Comedian, Film actor
Kris MarshallKris Marshall
01 April 1973
Actor

Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge
17 February 1929
Actress
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television

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

Deep RoyDeep Roy
01 December 1957
Actor

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,
Hugh DennisHugh Dennis
13 February 1962
Comedian
Jon PertweeJon Pertwee
07 July 1919
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Les DennisLes Dennis
12 October 1953
Actor, Comedian

Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress
Simon BirdSimon Bird
19 August 1984
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film actor

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice

Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter

Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress

Neil MorrisseyNeil Morrissey
04 July 1962
Actor
Sean LockSean Lock
22 April 1963
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

Michael CrawfordMichael Crawford
19 January 1942
Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor
Julian BarrattJulian Barratt
04 May 1968
Actor, Comedian, Composer

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Katy WixKaty Wix
28 February 1980
Actor, Comedian
Vic ReevesVic Reeves
24 January 1959
Comedian, Autobiographer, Singer

Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer
Sarah MillicanSarah Millican
29 May 1975
Comedian

Julia DavisJulia Davis
25 August 1966
Comedian

Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
04 December 1930
Comedian, Author, Writer, Film actor, Stage actor,

Alexander ArmstrongAlexander Armstrong
02 March 1970
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter, Dub actor
Josh WiddicombeJosh Widdicombe
08 April 1983
Comedian

Ronnie BarkerRonnie Barker
25 September 1929
Actor, Comedian, Entrepreneur
Ben EltonBen Elton
03 May 1959
Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Jasper CarrottJasper Carrott
14 March 1945
Actor
Jo BrandJo Brand
23 July 1957
Comedian, Actor, Autobiographer, Screenwriter

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964
Actor
Harry EnfieldHarry Enfield
30 May 1961
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter