10 Best British Comedians

Saturday, March 19 by Sheldon Reid

The 10 best British comedians come served with charming accents. Whether you find them in books, on television or on stage, these comedians are famous for their dry wit and hilarious observations. Grab a spot of tea and enjoy these clever bloke.

  1. Stephen Fry. Stephen Fry is a popular British comedian who once starred in the comedic television series “A Bit of Fry and Laurie.” Since then, Fry has appeared in numerous films, such as "V for Vendetta." He has also lent his voice to various video game and film roles.
  2. Hugh Laurie. Hugh Laurie also starred alongside Fry in the television series “A Bit of Fry and Laurie.” Laurie went on to become the sarcastic protagonist of the award-winning series “House M.D.” The comedic actor is from Oxford, England.

  3. Emma Thompson. Before they became international stars, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry met at Cambridge University. Thompson has appeared in various popular films, such as the “Nanny McPhee” movies and “Harry Potter” series. Her writing and acting talents have earned her many awards and nominations. The female British comedian even decided to take on the role of Jane Austen during an acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards in 1995.

  4. Douglas Adams. Douglas Adams made his comedic voice known in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” book series. His humorous way with words led him to international fame. Stephen Fry served as the narrator in the film adaptation of Adams’ written work.

  5. Russell Brand. Russell Brand is another famous comedian who hails from England. He has made many movie appearances and starred in the 2010 comedy “Get Him to the Greek.” In addition, in 2010, Brand married Katy Perry, American pop singer.

  6. Steve Coogan. Steve Coogan is a comedian who is from Manchester, England. He popped up in “Night at the Museum,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Hamet 2” and various other movies. In the UK, he is famous for his role as comedic character Alan Partridge.

  7. Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais is known for his stand-up comedy and acting. In addition, he has written for films such as “The Invention of Lying” and “Cemetery Junction.” As if that wasn’t enough, the British comedian appeared on Time magazine’s list of most influential people in 2010.

  8. Benny Hill. Benny Hill earned fame in his television series “The Benny Hill Show.” The show enjoyed international and long-lasting success. Hill passed away in 1992, leaving fans a legacy of laughter. 

  9. John Cleese. British comedian John Cleese is part of the renowned comedy group Monty Python. He has held major television roles on programs such as “The Frost Report” and “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Cleese further demonstrates his acting talent in the “Harry Potter” and “Shrek” film series.

  10. Catherine Tate. Catherine Tate is a British comedian from Bloomsbury, London, England. In “The Catherine Tate Show,” she played various comedic characters. In addition, she appeared in the series “Doctor Who.”

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