Find out more about the greatest 21st Century British Comedians, including Rowan Atkinson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Stephen Fry, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais.
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

James CordenJames Corden
22 August 1978
Actor

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
Noel FieldingNoel Fielding
21 May 1973
Comedian

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
07 July 1988
Comedian

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Rik MayallRik Mayall
07 March 1958
Comedian

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

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943
Comedian, Actor

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Justin FletcherJustin Fletcher
15 June 1970
Actor, Comedian
Russell HowardRussell Howard
23 March 1980
Comedian

Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
09 October 1936
Actor
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

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

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

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

David Mitchell (Comedian)David Mitchell (Comedian)
14 July 1974
Comedian

Tim Brooke-TaylorTim Brooke-Taylor
17 July 1940
Comedian
Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
24 November 1974
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality,
Steve CooganSteve Coogan
14 October 1965
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer

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

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

Tamsin GreigTamsin Greig
12 July 1966
Actress
Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders
06 July 1958
Comedians

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

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

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

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter
Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Television actor, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

D'Arcy CardenD'Arcy Carden
04 January 1980
Actress
Greg DaviesGreg Davies
14 May 1968
Actor

Jason ManfordJason Manford
26 May 1981
Actor

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor
David JasonDavid Jason
02 February 1940
Actor

Jon RichardsonJon Richardson
26 September 1982
comedian, stand-up comedian
Peter KayPeter Kay
02 July 1973
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

Bill OddieBill Oddie
07 July 1941
Writer

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians

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

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

Catherine TateCatherine Tate
12 May 1968
Actress

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

Nick FrostNick Frost
28 March 1972
Actor
Matt BerryMatt Berry
02 May 1974
Actor, Screenwriter

Gemma WhelanGemma Whelan
23 April 1981
Actress
Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian

Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
10 May 1969
Actress
Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci
28 November 1963
Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer,

Lee MackLee Mack
04 August 1968
Television actor, Autobiographer
Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,

Neil MorrisseyNeil Morrissey
04 July 1962
Actor

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

Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
28 November 1961
Comedian, Actor, Film director, Musician
Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Kris MarshallKris Marshall
01 April 1973
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice
Alan CarrAlan Carr
14 June 1976
Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

Dominic HollandDominic Holland
06 May 1967
Comedian

Hugh DennisHugh Dennis
13 February 1962
Comedian

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television
Steve PembertonSteve Pemberton
01 September 1967
Actor

Michael McIntyreMichael McIntyre
21 February 1976
Comedian

Deep RoyDeep Roy
01 December 1957
Actor

Ken DoddKen Dodd
08 November 1927
Comedian

Robert WebbRobert Webb
29 September 1972
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Comedian,
Bernard CribbinsBernard Cribbins
29 December 1928
Actor

Lenny HenryLenny Henry
29 August 1958
Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer,
Bob MortimerBob Mortimer
23 May 1959
Comedian

Alexander ArmstrongAlexander Armstrong
02 March 1970
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter, Dub actor
Frankie BoyleFrankie Boyle
16 August 1972
Comedian, Autobiographer, Journalist, Writer
Rachel ParrisRachel Parris
27 May 1984
Comedian