Favourite Comedians

by FlowerySam | created - 15 May 2013 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

1. Larry David

Writer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Gene David. He is a writer and producer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Whatever Works (2009) and Seinfeld (1989). He was previously married to Laurie Lennard.

2. Sarah Silverman

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Silverman will next be seen in both The Book of Henry and The Lonely Island's Popstar: Never Stop ...

3. Ricky Gervais

Writer | The Office

Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and ...

4. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

5. Jon Stewart

Producer | The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...

6. Tim Minchin

Soundtrack | Californication

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 ...

7. Victoria Wood

Writer | Dinnerladies

From the mid-1980s right up until her premature death in April 2016, Victoria Wood's appearances on stage and television were always eagerly anticipated, whether it was laugh-a-minute stand-up, a beautifully judged dramatic performance in the TV film Housewife, 49 (2006) or the canteen sitcom ...

8. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

9. David Mitchell

Writer | That Mitchell and Webb Look

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 ...

10. Jimmy Carr

Writer | I Want Candy

Jimmy Carr was born on September 15, 1972 in Isleworth, London, England. He is known for his work on I Want Candy (2007), Alien Autopsy (2006) and Confetti (2006).

11. Jennifer Saunders

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Jennifer Saunders was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French ...

12. Charlie Brooker

Writer | Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker was born on March 3, 1971 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), Dead Set (2008) and Nathan Barley (2005). He has been married to Konnie Huq since July 26, 2010. They have two children.

13. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Pulling

Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Pulling (2006), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Catastrophe (2015). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.

14. Frank Hvam

Actor | Klovn: The Movie

Frank Hvam grew up with dogs and ducks on a farm in Ørum Sønderlyng - 14 kilometers off Viborg in Jutland, Denmark. He helped his father take care of the dogs in the family hobby kennels. Spending his childhood as a young 'Dr. Doolittle' led him to the idea, that he would make a good veterinary. So...

15. Sarah Millican

Writer | The Sarah Millican Television Programme

Sarah Millican was born on May 29, 1975 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England as Sarah Jane King. She is known for her work on The Sarah Millican Television Programme (2012), Mock the Week (2005) and QI (2003). She has been married to Gary Delaney since December 2013. She was previously married ...

16. Rhod Gilbert

Producer | Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro

Rhod Gilbert was born on October 18, 1968 in Carmarthen, Wales. He is a writer and producer, known for Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro (2014), Rhod Gilbert: The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo (2012) and Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience (2010).

17. Julia Davis

Actress | Nighty Night

Julia Davis was born in 1966 in Bath, Somerset, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Nighty Night (2004), Camping (2016) and Love Actually (2003).

18. Isy Suttie

Actress | Peep Show

Isy Suttie was born in 1978 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. She is known for her work on Peep Show (2003), Whites (2010) and Skins (2007).

19. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

20. Carrie Brownstein

Writer | Portlandia

Carrie Brownstein was born on September 27, 1974 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is a founding member of the rock band Sleater-Kinney, and was formerly in the band Excuse 17. Alongside Fred Armisen, she is the writer, actress and co-developer of the sketch comedy show Portlandia (2011) on IFC TV.