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

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977
Comedian

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Comedian, Actor

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

Dawn FrenchDawn French
11 October 1957
 
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947
TV & Film Actor

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor

Benny HillBenny Hill
21 January 1924
 
Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
08 January 1941
Comedian

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor
Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

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

Justin FletcherJustin Fletcher
15 June 1970
Actor, Comedian

Tommy CooperTommy Cooper
19 March 1921
Comedian
Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971
Actor

Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
21 July 1922
Actress

Cariad LloydCariad Lloyd
21 August 1982
Comedian
Norman WisdomNorman Wisdom
04 February 1915
Actor

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Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian
Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Thora HirdThora Hird
28 May 1911
Actress

Joe CornishJoe Cornish
20 December 1968
Comedian

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

Tim Brooke-TaylorTim Brooke-Taylor
17 July 1940
Comedian

Steve CooganSteve Coogan
14 October 1965
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer
Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
24 November 1974
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality,

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

Michael CrawfordMichael Crawford
19 January 1942
Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor

Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress

Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Television actor, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Bradley WalshBradley Walsh
04 June 1960
Association football player, Comedian, Film actor

Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor
Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
07 February 1962
Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor

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

Matt BerryMatt Berry
02 May 1974
Actor, Screenwriter
Peter KayPeter Kay
02 July 1973
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians
Simon BirdSimon Bird
19 August 1984
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film actor

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor

Catherine TateCatherine Tate
12 May 1968
Actress

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian
Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,

D'Arcy CardenD'Arcy Carden
04 January 1980
Actress

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian

Jon RichardsonJon Richardson
26 September 1982
comedian, stand-up comedian
Gemma WhelanGemma Whelan
23 April 1981
Actress

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor
Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor

Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians
Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Bill OddieBill Oddie
07 July 1941
Writer
Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
28 November 1961
Comedian, Actor, Film director, Musician

Neil MorrisseyNeil Morrissey
04 July 1962
Actor

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

Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge
17 February 1929
Actress
Ben MillerBen Miller
24 February 1966
Film director, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film

Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor
Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

Ken DoddKen Dodd
08 November 1927
Comedian

Hugh DennisHugh Dennis
13 February 1962
Comedian

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice
Dominic HollandDominic Holland
06 May 1967
Comedian

Deep RoyDeep Roy
01 December 1957
Actor

Lenny HenryLenny Henry
29 August 1958
Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer,

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

Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter
Joseph MarcellJoseph Marcell
14 August 1948
Actor

Les DennisLes Dennis
12 October 1953
Television presenter
Steve PembertonSteve Pemberton
01 September 1967
Actor

Jason ManfordJason Manford
26 May 1981
Actor
Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Comedian
Robert WebbRobert Webb
29 September 1972
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Comedian,