Comedy People

Comedy actors/directors/producers/writers who I've seen about over the past couple of years.
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1.
“ Alpha Papa filming, Sheringam 2013
Alpha Papa filming Norwich 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Anglia Square) premiere 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013
The Trip Q&A London 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
2.
Stephen Fry
Self, QI
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
“ QI 2012 (x2)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
3.
Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero...
“ Gielgud Theatre 2012
BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
4.
Bill Bailey
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 the award for the "best stand-up" at the British comedy awards.
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
5.
Simon Pegg
English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was educated...
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
6.
“ Up The Women 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
7.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
The Trip Q&A London 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
8.
John Hannah
Actor, The Mummy
John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After years of struggling...
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
9.
Alex Macqueen
Actor, Youth
Alex Macqueen was born in 1974 in Epsom, Surrey. He was in the National Youth Theatre in the 1990's while studying English at Durham University and International Relations at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is best known for his roles as Julius Nicholson in 'The Thick of It' and Neil's Dad in 'The Inbetweeners'...
“ BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
10.
“ BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
11.
Eddie Izzard
Actor, Valkyrie
Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum. Izzard worked as a street...
“ London 2013
UEA 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
12.
Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin was born on October, 1975, as Timothy David Minchin, and was brought up in Perth, Western Australia. He is an actor, comedian, musician, writer, and director known for Californication (2007), Larrikins (2018), and Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra (2011). He is the composer lyricist of the Broadway musicals...
“ V Festival Chelmsford 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
13.
Noel Fielding
Noel Fielding was born to Dianne Fielding and Ray Fielding, on May 21 1973. He has once revealed on The Russell Brand Show, on Radio 2, that he has a French grandmother. Fielding once stated that he was never baptised, he hasn't got a middle name and he does not follow any religion. He was once educated at Croydon art college and Buckingham Chilterns University College...
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
14.
“ BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
15.
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
16.
Michael Palin
Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python. After the Monty Python television series ended in 1974, the Palin/Jones team worked on Ripping Yarns, an intermittent television comedy series broadcast over three years from 1976...
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
17.
Terry Jones
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show for television, which was his first success...
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
18.
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering...
“ Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 ” - Hampton18
 
19.
Ben Miller
Halfway through a PhD in physics at Cambridge University, Ben met Alexander Armstrong (who was also studying there) in 1992. Instead of finishing his PhD, Ben chose to scrap science for comedy and started playing at the Comedy Club Footlights, Cambridge. After four years of touring pubs and underground comedy clubs...
“ Gielgud Theatre (+ stage door) 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
20.
“ BBC Television Centre 2010 ” - Hampton18
 
21.
Jessica Hynes
As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at age 18...
“ Up The Women, 2013
BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
22.
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
23.
Alan Davies
Self, QI
Alan lived in Loughton, Essex for most of his life, until he left to pursue a career in comedy. He now lives in Islington in north London. He is the second of three children, born in Essex, and has an older brother and a younger sister. He was raised by his father, an accountant when his mother died when he was just 6 years old...
“ QI 2012 (x2) ” - Hampton18
 
24.
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
25.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell was born on 14th July 1974 in Salisbury, England. His parents, Ian and Kathy Mitchell, worked as hotel managers in Salisbury. David also has a brother. In 1977 the family moved to Oxford, where his parents taught a course in hotel management at Oxford Brookes University. David was educated at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire...
“ QI 2012
Was It Something I Said? 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
26.
“ Was It Something I Said? 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
27.
Matt LeBlanc
Actor, Friends
Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model in Florida before moving to New York where he took drama classes...
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
28.
“ Much Ado About Nothing 2011 (x2) ” - Hampton18
 
29.
“ London Palladium 2011
BAFTAs 2013
The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
30.
“ Gielgud Theatre (+ stage door) 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
31.
Olivia Colman
Actress, Locke
“ BAFTAs 2013
The World's End premiere 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
32.
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
33.
Nick Frost
Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg...
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
34.
Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents when she was about 7...
“ BAFTAs 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
35.
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
36.
Nigel Lindsay
Actor, Four Lions
Nigel Lindsay was born on 17th January 1969 and entered into the world of acting comparatively late. For three years he was a financial analyst in the City in his native London but, on his own admission, hated it and applied almost simultaneously for the law and the stage. He had a place at bar school beginning on the same day as the start of his three year course at the Webber Douglas Academy...
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
37.
Stephen Mangan
Actor, Rush
After graduating from RADA in 1994, Cambridge law graduate Mangan did not pursue lead roles on-screen, preferring to take what he saw as the less limited opportunities on the stage. Between 1994 and 2000, he performed in plays by (among others) Shakespeare, Shaw, Coward, Benn and Goldsmith throughout...
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
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“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
39.
“ QI 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
40.
Miranda Hart
Actress, Spy
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
41.
Sarah Hadland
Sarah Hadland was born in 1971 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Quantum of Solace, Magicians and Leap Year. Sarah Hadland began her career in the performing arts at an early age, being trained in dance from the age of three. She was educated at Wimslow High School College and then later on at the Laine Theatre Arts College...
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
42.
“ BAFTAs 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
43.
Zach Braff
Actor, Scrubs
Zach Braff was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey, to Anne Hutchinson (Maynard), a clinical psychologist, and Harold Irwin Braff, a trial attorney. His father is from a Jewish family (from Russia and Austria), while Zach's mother, who is from a Yankee family with deep roots in New England, converted to Judaism...
“ Duke of York's Theatre 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
44.
Edgar Wright
Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...
“ London 2013
The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
45.
Richard Ayoade
Writer, Submarine
Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty Python's Eric Idle...
“ Was It Something I Said? 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
46.
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
47.
“ BAFTAs, 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
48.
Paddy Considine
Paddy (Patrick) Considine was born on September 5, 1974 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire in the U.K. As a teenager, Considine studied a drama course at Burton College where he met with now friend and director Shane Meadows, who cast Considine in his first role in a feature film as the disturbed character Morell in A Room for Romeo Brass...
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
49.
“ Was It Something I Said? 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
50.
Greg Davies
Greg is the writer and star of critically lauded Channel 4 sitcom "Man Down". After playing infamously psychotic Head of Sixth Form 'Mr Gilbert' in "The Inbetweeners" (Channel 4) and its two spin off feature films, Greg went on to appear in BBC Three's Cuckoo alongside Andy Samberg and Taylor Lautner...
“ UEA 2012
BAFTAs 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
51.
Declan Lowney
Declan Lowney is an Irish Film & TV Director, who has directed a string of successful comedy shows over the last 20 years. His long list of credits includes Moone Boy, Father Ted, Help, Little Britain, Happiness, Cold Feet, and most recently the hit movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Declan's work has won him 2 BAFTA Awards, 4 BAFTA Nominations, and 2 International Emmys...
“ Alpha Papa filming, Sheringham 2013
Alpha Papa filming, Norwich 2013
BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Anglia Square) premiere 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
52.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
53.
“ Up The Women, 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
54.
“ Up The Women 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
55.
Paul O'Grady
Paul James O'Grady was born on 14 June 1955 in Birkenhead, England. He attended Christian Brothers School and, after his graduation, worked as a clerk in a magistrate's court. During that time he met a woman named Diane Jansen with whom he had a brief affair. Their daughter, Sharyn, was born in 1974...
“ BAFTAs 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
56.
“ BAFTAs 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
57.
“ BAFTAs 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
58.
“ The Ladykillers 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
59.
Jimmy Carr
Miscellaneous Crew, 8 Out of 10 Cats
“ Adelphi Theatre 2012
The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
60.
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
61.
“ Southend Cliffs Pavillion 2010(?)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
62.
“ V Festival Chelmsford 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
63.
“ QI 2012
Sweeney Todd/Adelphi Theatre (+ stage door) 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
64.
“ BBC Broadcasting House 2011 ” - Hampton18
 
65.
“ QI 2012
BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
66.
“ Southend Cliffs Pvaillion 2010(?) ” - Hampton18
 
67.
“ V Festival 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
68.
Simon Greenall
Simon James Greenall (born 3 January 1958 in Longtown, Cumberland) is an English actor, writer, producer and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Michael in the BBC TV series I'm Alan Partridge, the Caretaker in the CBBC game show Trapped (TV Series) and as the voice of headmaster Iqbal in Bromwell High...
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa shooting, Sheringham 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa shooting, Norwich 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
Norwich Christmas lights 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
69.
“ Alpha Papa shooting, Norwich 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
70.
“ Was It Something I Said?, 2013
Norwich Playhouse 2014
Bloomsbury Theatre 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
71.
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 2012
British Comedy Awards 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
72.
Joe Wilkinson
Joe Wilkinson was born on May 2nd 1975. He began as a stand-up comedian in 2004 and won the Hackney Empire New Act award as well as coming second in So You Think You're Funny. Since 2008 he has teamed up with actress and comedienne Diane Morgan and put on an acclaimed act which they first tried out at the Edinburgh Festival...
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
73.
Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey was born on 3 August 1986 and raised in south shields South Tyneside. Ramsey studied film at Sunderland but he left without a degree to focus on his career as a stand up comedian. He took part in Sunday for Sammy in 2014 with Denise Welsh & Tim Healy. He is also a regular panelist on Celebrity Juice...
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 2012 ” - Hampton18
 
74.
“ BAFTAs 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
75.
“ The World's End premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
76.
“ The Ladykillers, 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
77.
“ Alpha Papa shooting, Sheringham/Norwich 2013
BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
78.
“ Up The Women, 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
79.
“ BAFTAs 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
80.
“ BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
81.
“ The Ladykillers, 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
82.
“ The Ladykillers, 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
83.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Anglia Square) premiere 2013
Norwich 2013
Picturehouse Podcast 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
84.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
85.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
86.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
87.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa filming, Sheringham 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa filming, Norwich 2013
BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Anglia Square) premiere 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
88.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa filming, Sheringham 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa filming, Norwich 2013
BAFTAs 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Anglia Square) premiere 2013
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013
British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
89.
“ Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Leicester Square) premiere 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
90.
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks 2012
Never Mind The Buzzcocks 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
91.
“ Never Mind The Buzzcocks 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
92.
Kevin Eldon
Actor, Hugo
“ British Comedy Awards 2013
Bloomsbury Theatre 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
93.
“ British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
94.
“ British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
95.
“ British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
96.
“ British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
97.
“ British Comedy Awards 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
98.
James Corden
Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Kimberley Corden was born in Hillingdon, London and raised in Buckinghamshire, the son of Margaret (Collins), a social worker, and Malcolm Corden, a musician. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior School...
“ British Comedy Awards 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18
 
99.
“ British Comedy Awards 2013 ” - Hampton18
 
100.
Matt Berry
Actor, Moon
“ British Comedy Awards 2013
BAFTAs 2014 ” - Hampton18