Britain’s 7 Greatest Comedians



British humour is often said to be the world’s greatest. We pretty much agree with that, taking into consideration its long history and tradition. What’s more, some of the world’s greatest comedians are British, so we bring you a list of seven British comedians we simply love.

1. Lee Evans

Evans is an English actor, writer and famous stand-up comedian whose style has been described as flamboyant, boiling, sweaty and energetic, with the addition of so-called physical observational comedy. He was given the British Comedy Award and the Channel 4 Award for exceptional contribution to comedy in 2011.

Just with his stand-up performance tour Roadrunner he earned £12.9 million. Impressive Evans, really impressive.

2. Bill Bailey

Bill has recently celebrated his 49th birthday. He’s best known for his appearances in Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI. On Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups, Bill was voted 7th because of his unique style which is a combination of musical satires with deconstructions and deviations on old-fashioned jokes.

One of his more memorable jokes was: “How many amoebas does it take to change a light-bulb? One, no two! No four! No eight…”

3. Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr’s famous for his dark humour and use of jumpy one-liners. In his early career, he was working for Shell but later quit…obviously. In 2007 he was voted 12th on 100 Greatest Stand Ups by a Channel 4 poll. He also performed a concert during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012, in front of the Buckingham Palace.

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