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

Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Comedian, Actor

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

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor
John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977
Comedian

Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
08 January 1941
Comedian

Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947
TV & Film Actor
Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor
Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor

Benny HillBenny Hill
21 January 1924
 

Dawn FrenchDawn French
11 October 1957
 
Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Justin FletcherJustin Fletcher
15 June 1970
Actor, Comedian
Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
22 February 1926
Comedian

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971
Actor

Tommy CooperTommy Cooper
19 March 1921
Comedian
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

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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

Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
07 February 1962
Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
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
Bob MortimerBob Mortimer
23 May 1959
Comedian

David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor
Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians

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

Dominic HollandDominic Holland
06 May 1967
Comedian

Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor

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

Mathew HorneMathew Horne
06 September 1978
Actor

Joseph MarcellJoseph Marcell
14 August 1948
Actor

Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
28 November 1961
Comedian, Actor, Film director, Musician
Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor

Lenny HenryLenny Henry
29 August 1958
Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer,
Catherine TateCatherine Tate
12 May 1968
Actress

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter,
Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes
18 May 1941
Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Actor, Stand-up comedian, Presenter

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians

Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress
Bradley WalshBradley Walsh
04 June 1960
Association football player, Comedian, Film actor

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,
Kris MarshallKris Marshall
01 April 1973
Actor

Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge
17 February 1929
Actress

Kayvan NovakKayvan Novak
23 November 1978
Actor

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television
Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter
Ben MillerBen Miller
24 February 1966
Film director, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film

Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Television actor, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Deep RoyDeep Roy
01 December 1957
Actor

Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer
Jon PertweeJon Pertwee
07 July 1919
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Hugh DennisHugh Dennis
13 February 1962
Comedian

Julian BarrattJulian Barratt
04 May 1968
Actor, Comedian, Composer

Miles JuppMiles Jupp
08 September 1979
Comedian, Actor
Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress

David TomlinsonDavid Tomlinson
07 May 1917
Actor
Alexander ArmstrongAlexander Armstrong
02 March 1970
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter, Dub actor

Simon BirdSimon Bird
19 August 1984
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film actor

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,
Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress

Jason ManfordJason Manford
26 May 1981
Actor
Neil MorrisseyNeil Morrissey
04 July 1962
Actor

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Ben EltonBen Elton
03 May 1959
Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Katy WixKaty Wix
28 February 1980
Actor, Comedian
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice

Michael CrawfordMichael Crawford
19 January 1942
Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor
Jo BrandJo Brand
23 July 1957
Comedian, Actor, Autobiographer, Screenwriter

Robert WebbRobert Webb
29 September 1972
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Comedian,
Josh WiddicombeJosh Widdicombe
08 April 1983
Comedian

Les DennisLes Dennis
12 October 1953
Actor, Comedian
Julia DavisJulia Davis
25 August 1966
Comedian