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The 100 Funniest Brits

Presented in alphabetical order, here are one hundred very funny British-type-people (which here includes people from the UK, Ireland and even America who became famous for comedy on British TV). Who did we miss? Add yours in the comments! Comedy is back on BBC America. The MINISTRY OF LAUGHS, hosted by Chris Hardwick, starts Saturday June 18 at 10/9c only on BBC America.

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  • 1. Adrian Edmonson (The Young Ones)

  • 2. Alex Horne (Comedian)

  • 3. Angus Deayton (Have I Got News for You)

  • 4. Ashley Jensen (Extras)

  • 5. Ben Elton (Writer for The Young Ones, Blackadder)

  • 6. Benny Hill (The Benny Hill Show)

  • 7. Bill Bailey (Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and Black Books)

  • 8. Billy Connolly (Comedian, Actor)

  • 9. Bill Nighy (Actor)

  • 10. Bill Oddie (The Goodies)

  • 11. Bob Mortimer (Reeves and Mortimer)

  • 12. Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who, The Office U.S.)

  • 13. Chris Morris (The Day Today, Brass Eye)

  • 14. Clive Anderson (Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

  • 15. Connie Booth (Fawlty Towers)

  • 16. Daniel Kitson (Comedian)

  • 17. Dave Baddiel (Baddiel and Skinner)

  • 18. David Jason (Only Fools and Horses)

  • 19. David Mitchell (That Mitchell and Webb Look)

  • 20. David Walliams (Come Fly With Me, Little Britain)

  • 21. Dawn French (French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)

  • 22. Dom Joly (Trigger Happy TV)

  • 23. Douglas Adams (Author)

  • 24. Dudley Moore (Actor)

  • 25. Eddie Izzard (Comedian)

  • 26. Emma Thompson (Actress, The Young Ones)

    She got her start in sketch!

  • 27. Eric Idle (Monty Python)

  • 28. Eric Morecambe (Morecambe and Wise)

  • 29. Ernie Wise (Morecambe and Wise)

  • 30. Frank Skinner (Comedian, Baddiel and Skinner)

  • 31. Graham Chapman (Monty Python)

  • 32. Griff Rhys Jones ( Not the Nine O'Clock News, Alas Smith and Jones)

  • 33. Harry Secombe (The Goon Show)

  • 34. Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)

  • 35. Hugh Grant (Actor)

  • 36. Hugh Laurie (Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster)

  • 37. Ian Hislop (Comedian, Have I Got News for You)

  • 38. Jack Dee (Comedian)

  • 39. James Bachman (That Mitchell and Webb Look, Saxondale, The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, 15 Storeys High)

  • 40. Jennifer Saunders (French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous)

  • 41. Jessica Hynes (Spaced)

  • 42. Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous)

  • 43. John Cleese (Monty Python)

  • 44. John Oliver (Comedian, The Daily Show)

  • 45. Jonathan Ross (Friday Night with Jonathan Ross)

  • 46. Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh)

  • 47. Katy Brand (Katy Brand's Big Ass Show)

  • 48. Lee Evans (Comedian)

  • 49. Lennard Pearce (Only Fools and Horses)

  • 50. Mark Heap (Spaced)

  • 51. Mark Lamarr (Never Mind the Buzzcocks)

  • 52. Martin Freeman (The Office)

  • 53. Matt Lucas (Come Fly With Me, Little Britain)

  • 54. Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi's Darkplace)

  • 55. Mel Smith (Alas, Smith and Jones)

  • 56. Michael Bentine (The Goon Show)

  • 57. Michael Palin (Monty Python)

  • 58. Miranda Richardson (Blackadder)

  • 59. Natalie Haynes (Comedian)

  • 60. Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead)

  • 61. Noel Fielding (Mighty Boosh)

  • 62. Olivia Colman (Peep Show)

  • 63. Pamela Stephenson (Not the Nine O'Clock News)

  • 64. Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It)

  • 65. Peter Cook (Comedian)

  • 66. Peter Kay (Phoenix Nights)

  • 67. Peter Sellers (Actor)

  • 68. Peter Serafinowicz (Spaced)

  • 69. Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks)

  • 70. Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers)

  • 71. Rebecca Front (The Thick of It)

  • 72. Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd)

  • 73. Ricky Gervais (The Office)

  • 74. Rik Mayall (The Young Ones)

  • 75. Rob Brydon (Marion and Geoff)

  • 76. Robert Webb (That Mitchell and Webb Look)

  • 77. Ronnie Barker (The Two Ronnies)

  • 78. Ronnie Corbett (The Two Ronnies)

  • 79. Rory McGrath (Who Dares Wins, Chelmsford 123, Three Men in a Boat)

  • 80. Rowan Atkinson (Not The Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Mr. Bean, The Thin Blue Line)

  • 81. Russell Brand (Comedian)

  • 82. Sacha Baron Cohen (Da Ali G Show, Borat)

  • 83. Sid James (Hancock's Half Hour, the Carry On movies)

  • 84. Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners)

  • 85. Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead)

  • 86. Spike Milligan (The Goon Show)

  • 87. Stan Laurel (Laurel And Hardy)

  • 88. Stephen Fry (Actor, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster)

  • 89. Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras)

  • 90. Steve Coogan (Comedian)

  • 91. Tamsin Greig (Black Books, Green Wing, Friday Night Dinner)

  • 92. Terry Gilliam (Monty Python)

  • 93. Terry Jones (Monty Python)

  • 94. Terry Pratchett (Author)

  • 95. Tim Key (Comedian)

  • 96. Tommy Cooper (Comedian)

  • 97. Tony Robinson (Blackadder)

  • 98. Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman Show, Tracey Takes On...)

  • 99. Vic Reeves (Reeves and Mortimer)

  • 100. W. S. Gilbert (Gilbert And Sullivan)

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