Famous British Stand-up Comedians

Find out more about the greatest British Stand-up Comedians, including Rowan Atkinson, Michael McIntyre, Alan Davies, Tim Vine and Omid Djalili

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 1 Russell Brand

Russell Brand
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

British comedian and actor, Russell Brand, has had a successful career working in several stand-up comic shows, television projects and movies. He is also known to be a social activist and a political commentator. However, he has generated controversies multiple times for his divergent views, offensive behaviour and outspokenness. He has also been in the news for drug use and promiscuity.

 2 Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

A popular English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter, Jack Whitehall has hosted the BRIT Awards on multiple occasions. He has also performed stand up comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Apart from playing important roles in Bad Education and The Bad Education Movie, he also co-wrote the projects. Whitehall has established an impressive career despite dropping out of college.

 3 Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson
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Famous As: Actor & Comedian
Birthdate: January 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

British comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson has entertained audience globally with his brilliant performance as the eponymous character in the Mr. Bean series and its film adaptations. Earlier, he established himself as a fine comedy actor with Blackadder and then went on to work in movies like Never Say Never Again, The Witches and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

 4 Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

A Guinness record holder for the most-watched leading man on TV, three-time Golden Globe-winner and two-time SAG Award-winner Hugh Laurie has also dabbled in blues music and written a novel. From starting his career with sketch comedy, to winning the OBE and CBE, the actor/comedian has come a long way.

 5 Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Well-known for his use of black comedy and surreal humor, Noel Fielding is an English comedian, musician, writer, and actor. He co-created a television program called The Mighty Boosh, which has gained a cult fan following. Also an artist, Noel Fielding has exhibited many of his paintings in London.

 6 Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 7 James Acaster

James Acaster
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 8 Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 9 Alan Davies

Alan Davies
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Stand-up comedian Alan Davies is known for playing the titular role in the series Jonathan Creek. He has also been a panelist on the BBC panel show QI. Named Time Out's Best Young Comic in 1991, he has also been part of radio shows such as Alan's Big One.

 10 Leigh Francis

Leigh Francis
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actors
Birthdate: April 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 11 Lee Evans

Lee Evans
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: February 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 12 Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 13 Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 11, 2018

 14 Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: September 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 15 Jim Bowen

Jim Bowen
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 14, 2018

 16 Simon Amstell

Simon Amstell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 17 Rhod Gilbert

Rhod Gilbert
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 18 Tim Vine

Tim Vine
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 19 Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 20 Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 21 Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 22 Jack Dee

Jack Dee
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Famous As: Stand-Up Comedian & Actor
Birthdate: September 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 23 Bernard Manning

Bernard Manning
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: June 18, 2007

 24 Jo Enright

Jo Enright
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Famous As: comedian
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Nationality: British

 25 Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British