Funniest Dudes in no order

by Taninofbane | created - 03 Jun 2014 | updated - 09 Jun 2014 | 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

Producer | 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. Frankie Boyle

Art_department | Hangar 10

Frankie Boyle was born on August 16, 1972 in Glasgow, Scotland as Francis Martin Patrick Boyle. He is a writer and actor, known for Hangar 10 (2014), Caledonian MacBrains (2002) and Distraction (2003).

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. 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 ...

6. George Carlin

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, to Mary (Bearey), a secretary, and Patrick John Carlin, an advertising manager for The Sun; they had met while working in marketing. His father was from Donegal, Ireland, and his mother was Irish-American. His parents ...

7. Rik Mayall

Actor | The Young Ones

Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. ...

8. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

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 ...

9. Jimmy Carr

Writer | 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.

Among the most-respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out crowds across the country and around the world.

His ...

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10. Jimeoin

Writer | The Craic

Jimeoin was born on January 24, 1966 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a writer and actor, known for The Craic (1999), The Extra (2005) and The Perfumer (1997). He has been married to Catherine Arena since 2000. They have two children.

11. 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 ...

12. Steven Wright

Actor | Natural Born Killers

Steven Wright was born on December 6, 1955 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Steven Alexander Wright. He is an actor and producer, known for Natural Born Killers (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992) and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993).

13. 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...

14. Stewart Francis

Actor | Gilda Radner: It's Always Something

Stewart Francis is an actor and writer, known for Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002), An American in Canada (2002) and You Bet Your Ass (2006).

15. Glenn Wool

Writer | Glenn Wool: Creator, I Am but a Pawn

Glenn Wool is an actor and writer, known for Glenn Wool: Creator, I Am but a Pawn (2019), The Brothel (2013) and Peacock Season (2009).

16. Ralphie May

Actor | For da Love of Money

Ralphie May was born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Ralph Duren May. He was a writer and actor, known for For da Love of Money (2002), Whoopi (2003) and Cubed (2009). He was married to Lahna Turner. He died on October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

17. Charlie Brooker

Writer | Black Mirror

Charlton "Charlie" Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is an English humourist, critic, author, screenwriter, producer, and television presenter. He is the creator and co-showrunner of the anthology series Black Mirror and has written for programmes such as Brass Eye, The 11 O'Clock Show, and Nathan Barley...

18. Micky Flanagan

Self | Jack Dee Live at the Apollo

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

19. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.

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20. 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 ...

21. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

22. Doug Stanhope

Actor | Louie

Doug Stanhope was born on March 25, 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Douglas Gene Stanhope. He is a writer and actor, known for Louie (2010), Roseanne (1988) and Punching Henry (2016). He has been married to Renee Morrison since March 26, 2002.

23. Paul Merton

Self | Have I Got News for You

Paul Merton was born on July 9, 1957 in Parsons Green, London, England as Paul Martin. He is known for his work on Have I Got News for You (1990), Rex the Runt (1991) and The Suicidal Dog (2000). He has been married to Suki Webster since 2009. He was previously married to Sarah Parkinson and ...

24. Jim Jefferies

Writer | Legit

Jim Jefferies was born on February 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Geoffrey James Nugent. He is a writer and producer, known for Legit (2013), The Librarians (2014) and Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016).

25. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

26. Ben Elton

Writer | The Young Ones

Ben Elton was born on May 3, 1959 in London, England as Benjamin Charles Elton. He is a writer and actor, known for The Young Ones (1982), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Maybe Baby (2000). He is married to Sophie Gare. They have three children.

27. 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.

28. 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: Freewheeling (2013) and Halloween Comedy Shorts (2016). He is married to Fran Noble. They have two children.

29. Carl Barron

Writer | Manny Lewis

Carl Barron was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a writer and director, known for Manny Lewis (2015), Carl Barron: Whatever Comes Next (2005) and Carl Barron: LIVE (2003).

30. Rowan Atkinson

Actor | Johnny English

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 ...

31. Jasper Carrott

Actor | Jane and the Lost City

Jasper Carrott was born on March 14, 1945 in Shaftmoor Lane, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England as Robert Norman Davis. He is an actor and writer, known for Jane and the Lost City (1987), Canned Carrott (1990) and Cool It (1985). He has been married to Hazel K Jackson since 1973. They have four ...

32. Ed Byrne

Actor | Are You Ready for Love?

Ed Byrne was born on April 10, 1972 in Swords, Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for Are You Ready for Love? (2006), Sam's Game (2001) and Aladdin (2000). He has been married to Claire Walker since June 5, 2008. They have two children.

33. 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). He has been married to Lucy Dyke since December 23, 2017. They have one child. He was previously married to Catherine.



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