Favourite comedians

by alinde-m | created - 01 Feb 2013 | updated - 01 Feb 2013 | Public

1. Alan Davies

Actor | Jonathan Creek

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 ...

2. Russell Brand

Actor | Arthur

Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...

3. Noel Fielding

Actor | The Mighty Boosh

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 ...

4. 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), Confetti (2006) and Alien Autopsy (2006).

5. Dylan Moran

Actor | Black Books

Irish comedian Dylan Moran was born in Navan, County Meath in 1971. Leaving school without any qualifications at age 16, Moran quickly became attracted to stand-up comedy and debuted, in 1992, at a comedy club in Dublin, The Comedy Cellar. A year later, he won the Channel Four comedy newcomer's "So...

6. 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 ...

7. Sean Lock

Writer | 15 Storeys High

Sean Lock was born on April 22, 1963 in Chertsey, Surrey, England as Sean M. Lock. He is a writer and actor, known for 15 Storeys High (2002), Ideal (2005) and This Filthy Earth (2001).

8. Michael McIntyre

Self | Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

Michael McIntyre was born on February 21, 1976 in Merton, London, England as Michael Hazen James McIntyre. He is a writer and actor, known for Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (2009), Michael McIntyre's Big Show (2016) and MOBO Awards 2006 (2006). He has been married to Kitty Ward since 2003. ...

9. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

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 ...

10. Jon Richardson

Actor | Drunk History: UK

Jon Richardson was born on September 26, 1982 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England as Jon Joel Richardson. He is a writer and actor, known for Drunk History: UK (2015), Stand Up for the Week (2010) and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2012). He has been married to Lucy Beaumont since April 2015. They ...

11. Rob Brydon

Actor | Marion & Geoff

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) and Human Remains (2000). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

12. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. Jonathan Ross

Actor | Spice World

Comedian, talk show host, game show host, film critic, radio DJ and awards show compere, Jonathan Ross is the most successful British broadcaster of his generation. After attending the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London and gaining a Modern European History degree, he worked as ...

15. David Walliams

Actor | Little Britain

David Walliams was born on August 20, 1971 in Banstead, Surrey, England as David Edward Williams. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Stardust (2007) and Dinner for Schmucks (2010). He was previously married to Lara Stone.

16. Dan Clark

Actor | How Not to Live Your Life

Dan Clark was born on July 3, 1976 in England. He is an actor and writer, known for How Not to Live Your Life (2007), The Estate Agents (2000) and The Kidnapping of Richard Franco (2017).

17. Jo Brand

Writer | Getting On

Jo Brand was born on July 23, 1957 in Hastings, East Sussex, England as Josephine Grace Brand. She is a writer and actress, known for Getting On (2009), Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011) and Damned (2016). She has been married to Bernie Bourke since December 19, 1997. They have two children.

18. Katherine Ryan

Actress | Campus

Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian and TV personality, based in London England.

In her relatively short time as a professional stand-up, Katherine has performed at Yuk Yuks venues across Canada, clubs throughout England, the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and was featured on NBC's Last...

19. Rich Hall

Actor | Blue Heelers

Rich Hall is an actor, known for Blue Heelers (1994) and Butt Fighters (2009).

20. Dara O'Briain

Self | Mock the Week

Dara O'Briain was born on February 4, 1972 in Wicklow, Ireland. He is a producer and writer, known for Mock the Week (2005), The Panel (2003) and The Look of Love (2013). He has been married to Susan since 2006. They have two children.

21. Sandi Toksvig

Writer | No 73

Sandi Toksvig was born on May 3, 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Sandra Birgitte Toksvig. She is a writer and actress, known for No 73 (1982), Kingdom (2007) and The Big One (1992). She has been married to Debbie since December 10, 2014. They have three children.

22. Ross Noble

Actor | Stitches

Ross Noble was born on June 6, 1976 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England as Ross Markham Noble. He is a writer and producer, known for Stitches (2012), Ross Noble's Australian Trip (2009) and Ross Noble: Freewheeling (2013). He is married to Fran Noble. They have two children.

23. Johnny Vegas

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Johnny Vegas is an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993).

24. Lee Mack

Actor | Not Going Out

Lee Mack was born in 1968 in Southport, Lancashire, England as Lee Gordon McKillop. He is an actor and writer, known for Not Going Out (2006), The Sketch Show (2001) and Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005). He has been married to Tara since 2005. They have three children.

25. Jason Manford

Actor | Ordinary Lies

Jason Manford was born on May 26, 1981 in Salford, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Ordinary Lies (2015), Ideal (2005) and Little Crackers (2010).

26. David O'Doherty

Actor | A Film with Me in It

David O'Doherty is an actor and writer, known for A Film with Me in It (2008), The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty (2007) and Altair in Starland (2003).

27. Alan Carr

Writer | Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr was born on June 14, 1976 in Weymouth, England. He is a writer and actor, known for Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009), The Friday Night Project (2005) and Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy - Live (2007).

28. Jack Whitehall

Actor | The Bad Education Movie

Jack Whitehall was a child actor in various television dramas, but decided to pursue stand-up comedy after leaving school. He was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny talent hunt at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, and was nominated for best newcomer at this year's Chortle Awards. In December ...

29. Josh Widdicombe

Writer | Josh

Joshy Michael Widdicombe was born in Hammersmith,. London on 8 April 1983 and has an elder brother Henry, who is a comedy promoter. Brought up in Devon Josh attended South Dartmoor Community College before reading linguistics at Manchester University and going into journalism. In 2008 whilst ...

30. Seann Walsh

Actor | The Seann Factor

Seann Walsh was born in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Seann Factor (2014), Little Crackers (2010) and The Drunk: Getting Home (2016).

31. Joe Wilkinson

Actor | SuperBob

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...

32. Micky Flanagan

Self | Mock the Week

Micky Flanagan is a writer and actor, known for Mock the Week (2005), Foxageddon (2014) and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo (2004).

33. Tim Minchin

Actor | 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 ...

34. Greg Davies

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

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 ...

35. Claudia Winkleman

Actress | Suzie Gold

Claudia Winkleman was born on January 15, 1972 in London, England as Claudia Anne I. Winkleman. She is an actress, known for Suzie Gold (2004), Strictly Come Dancing (2004) and God's Gift (1995). She has been married to Kris Thykier since June 24, 2000. They have three children.

36. Katherine Parkinson

Actress | The Boat That Rocked

Katherine Parkinson was born in 1978 in England as Katherine Jane Parkinson. She is an actress, known for Pirate Radio (2009), The IT Crowd (2006) and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). She has been married to Harry Peacock since 2009. They have two children.

37. James Corden

Actor | Into the Woods

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 ...

38. Miranda Hart

Actress | Spy

Miranda Hart was born on December 14, 1972 in Torquay, Devon, England as Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke. She is an actress and writer, known for Spy (2015), Miranda (2009) and Call the Midwife (2012).