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

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977
Comedian
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Dawn FrenchDawn French
11 October 1957
 

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor

Richard OsmanRichard Osman
28 November 1970
Television Presenter

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

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor

Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971
Actor
Richard Beckinsale Richard Beckinsale
06 July 1947
TV & Film Actor

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian
Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
22 February 1926
Comedian

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
21 July 1922
Actress

Justin FletcherJustin Fletcher
15 June 1970
Actor, Comedian
Tommy CooperTommy Cooper
19 March 1921
Comedian

Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress

Cariad LloydCariad Lloyd
21 August 1982
Comedian
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

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Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor
Norman WisdomNorman Wisdom
04 February 1915
Actor

Joe CornishJoe Cornish
20 December 1968
Comedian

Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian

Thora HirdThora Hird
28 May 1911
Actress
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
Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Actor

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

Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor

Sara PascoeSara Pascoe
22 May 1981
Comedian

David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor
Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian

Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
24 November 1974
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality,
Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
07 February 1962
Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor

Bill BaileyBill Bailey
13 January 1965
Comedian

Steve CooganSteve Coogan
14 October 1965
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer
Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Comedian

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter
Bob MortimerBob Mortimer
23 May 1959
Comedian

Matt BerryMatt Berry
02 May 1974
Actor, Screenwriter

Natasia DemetriouNatasia Demetriou
1989 AD
Comedian

James AcasterJames Acaster
09 January 1985
Comedian

Catherine TateCatherine Tate
12 May 1968
Actress
Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians

Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor

Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian
Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress

Peter KayPeter Kay
02 July 1973
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
D'Arcy CardenD'Arcy Carden
04 January 1980
Actress

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

Joseph MarcellJoseph Marcell
14 August 1948
Actor
Ben MillerBen Miller
24 February 1966
Film director, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film

Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress
Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television
Jason ManfordJason Manford
26 May 1981
Actor

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor
Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer

Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
28 November 1961
Comedian, Actor, Film director, Musician

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

Neil MorrisseyNeil Morrissey
04 July 1962
Actor
Romesh RanganathanRomesh Ranganathan
27 March 1978
Comedian
Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge
17 February 1929
Actress

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Alex HorneAlex Horne
10 September 1978
Comedian

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians
Hugh DennisHugh Dennis
13 February 1962
Comedian

Kris MarshallKris Marshall
01 April 1973
Actor

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

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

Deep RoyDeep Roy
01 December 1957
Actor
Les DennisLes Dennis
12 October 1953
Television presenter

Simon BirdSimon Bird
19 August 1984
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film actor
Michael CrawfordMichael Crawford
19 January 1942
Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor

Lenny HenryLenny Henry
29 August 1958
Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer,
Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter
Frank SkinnerFrank Skinner
27 January 1957
comedian, autobiographer