Favourite Comedians

by aaron-dillon | created - 14 Nov 2011 | updated - 22 Nov 2011 | Public

1. Billy Connolly

Actor | Brave

Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a ...

2. Bill Hicks

Actor | Ninja Bachelor Party

Born in Georgia but raised in Houston since the age of 7, this self-described "Prince of Darkness" was compelled to use the comedy stage as his philosophic soapbox. At 13, he would sneak out of his suburban house to hustle his way onto open-mike night rosters. In two brief decades, Hicks worked his...

3. Freddie Starr

Actor | Violent Playground

The tale of Freddie Starr is a long twisting turning plot of "rags to riches" fame, ending in near destitution and self destruction.

In the end his immense success led to absolute failure. If things had developed a little more slowly for him this unique talent could have been one of the true heroes ...

4. Tommy Cooper

Actor | The Plank

After leaving the army Tommy Cooper took up show business in 1947 and so started his long career of comedy derived around visual humour, magic tricks that didn't work and his trademark red fez, a prop that started from his days in the army. The BBC described him as an "Unattractive young man with ...

5. Bill Bailey

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Bill Bailey is known for his sharp wit and classic sense of humor. he is most famous for being in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, celebrity game-show in which he is a team captain. Bill is a stand up comedian, and has also starred in cult comedies such as Spaced and of course Black Books. He was given ...

6. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

7. Ken Dodd

Actor | Hamlet

Ken Dodd was born on November 8, 1927 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England as Kenneth Arthur Dodd. He is a writer and actor, known for Hamlet (1996), The Ken Dodd Laughter Show (1979) and Alice in Wonderland (1999).

8. Richard Pryor

Actor | Superman III

Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as ...

9. Tommy Tiernan

Actor | About Adam

Tommy Tiernan was born on June 16, 1969 in County Donegal, Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for About Adam (2000), Little Crackers (2010) and Derry Girls (2017).

10. Joe Pasquale

Actor | Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Joe Pasquale was born on August 20, 1961 in London, England as Joseph Ellis Pasquale. He is an actor, known for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), Kill Keith (2011) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008). He is married to Debbie. They have two children. He was previously married to Alison.