Best of British Comedians

Here’s a list of some of our favourite British comedians (in no particular order).

Michael McIntyre
In 2012, Michael McIntyre was the top grossing British Comedian and its easy to see why. As a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, host of his own show the Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow, featured performer on Live at the Apollo and numerous other appearances, he was certainly one of the most exposed comedians in the UK last year.

Jason Manford
Manford is young, up and coming British Comedian who grew up in the town of Salford in Great Manchester. He is probably best known for his work as a touring stand-up comedian, which can be seen on his two DVD’s Live at the Manchester Apollo and Live 2011.

Jimmy Carr
Carr is known for his work on as host of the panel show 8 out of 10 Cats. Fans love him for his deadpan delivery and his dark humour. He has also appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. He has also released a number of live DVDs, the most recent of which is the 2011 recording Being Funny.

Peter Kay
Kay has sold over 10 million DVDs during his career, which while impressive in its own right, is a record among British comedians. He broke into the UK comedy scene by winning several UK comedy competitions, including ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ . He also is known for his work on four different hit singles. He has also played Rodger Debris in the Manchester part of the UK tour of the Mel Brooks musical The Producers.

Ricky Gervais
Gervais has built himself a solid career in the last few years. He has appeared in numerous TV shows, stand up specials and movies. One of his best-known roles is as David Brent from the original version of The Office. He is the host of his own show, The Ricky Gervais Show, a podcast released by The Guardian and starred in the HBO show Extras.

Sarah Millican
Millican won the award for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has appeared on numerous panellist shows, including of 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week.

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