The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Billy Connolly. Copyright: Visual Voodoo Films
The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups

The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups

  • TV factual
  • Channel 4
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

A four-hour programming marathon showcasing the funniest men and women to have graced the stage in the name of laughter. Features Ann Bryson.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007

The original 2007 poll from Channel 4 asking people who they thought was the greatest stand-up comedian ever, from both Britain and abroad. See our full guide for a list of the results.
The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Billy Connolly. Copyright: Visual Voodoo Films

The Top 100

1. Billy Connolly

2. Peter Kay

3. Eddie Izzard

4. Richard Pryor

5. Harry Hill

6. Bill Hicks

7. Bill Bailey

8. Victoria Wood

9. Chris Rock

10. Ross Noble

11. Ricky Gervais

12. Jimmy Carr

13. Jack Dee

14. Woody Allen

15. Jerry Sadowitz

16. Al Murray

17. Dylan Moran

18. Alexei Sayle

19. Les Dawson

20. Jasper Carrott

21. Ben Elton

22. Jo Brand

23. Lee Evans

24. Eddie Murphy

25. Steve Coogan

26. Frank Skinner

27. Daniel Kitson

28. Joan Rivers

29. Bernard Manning

30. Lenny Bruce

31. Bob Monkhouse

32. Steven Wright

33. Roy "Chubby" Brown

34. David Baddiel

35. Denis Leary

36. Mark Thomas

37. Jim Davidson

38. Andrew "Dice" Clay

39. Jenny Eclair

40. Sean Hughes

41. Stewart Lee

42. Dara O'Briain

43. Johnny Vegas

44. Robin Williams

45. Paul O'Grady

46. Rob Newman

47. Jackie Mason

48. Ken Dodd

49. Graham Norton

50. Bob Hope

51. Lenny Henry

52. Jerry Seinfeld

53. Tommy Cooper

54. Emo Philips

55. Sean Lock

56. Roseanne Barr

57. Julian Clary

58. Dave Spikey

59. Steve Martin

60. Omid Djalili

61. Phill Jupitus

62. George Carlin

63. Alan Davies

64. Tommy Tiernan

65. Rhona Cameron

66. Chris Addison

67. Mike Reid

68. Lee Hurst

69. Russell Brand

70. Jethro

71. John Thomson

72. Frankie Howerd

73. Ed Byrne

74. Dave Allen

75. Dave Gorman

76. Arthur Smith

77. Chic Murray

78. Mitch Hedberg

79. Frank Carson

80. Andy Kaufman

81. Freddie Starr

82. Barry Humphries

83. Tommy Trinder

84. Demetri Martin

85. Harry Enfield

86. Bob Newhart

87. Reginald D. Hunter

88. Ronnie Corbett

89. George Burns

90. Joe Pasquale

91. Dick Gergory

92. Paul Merton

93. Rik Mayall

94. Ardal O'Hanlon

95. Lee Mack

96. Bill Cosby

97. Jim Bowen

98. Alan Carr

99. Patrick Kielty

100. Tim Vine

Broadcast details

Sunday 18th March 2007
Channel 4
240 minutes

Cast & crew

Ann Bryson Narrator
Guest cast
John Thomson Self
Steven Wright Self
Joan Rivers Self
Stan Boardman Self
Omid Djalili Self
Eddie Izzard Self
Bernard Manning Self
Jim Davidson Self
Ardal O'Hanlon Self
Arthur Smith Self
Brian Conley Self
Sue Perkins Self
Stewart Lee Self
Jenny Eclair Self
Jo Brand Self
Ross Noble Self
Mike Reid Self
Adam Bloom Self
Ed Byrne Self
Tim Vine Self
Kevin Day Self
Shazia Mirza Self
Jim Bowen Self
Lee Mack Self
Paul Jackson Self
Alexei Sayle Self
Peter Richardson Self
Stephen Armstrong Self
Greg Proops Self
Dick Gregory Self
Joe Pasquale Self
Freddie Starr Self
Bob Mills Self
Reginald D Hunter Self
Jackie Mason Self
Richard Belzer Self
Arabella Weir Self
David Baddiel Self
Jimmy Carr Self
Dave Gorman Self
Bruce Forsyth Self
Barry Humphries Self
Chris Addison Self
Stanley Kaufman Self
Bob Zmuda Self
Maria Kempinska Self
Frank Carson Self
Arnold Brown Self
Bruce Dessau Self
Vic Reeves Self
Jim Tavaré Self
Jo Caulfield Self
Graham McCann Self
Barry Cryer Self
Lee Hurst Self
Neil Mullarkey Self
Rhona Cameron Self
Tommy Tiernan Self
Dave Spikey Self
Sandra Bernhard Self
Emo Philips Self
Sean Hughes Self
Scott Capurro Self
Simon Fanshawe Self
Lucy Porter Self
Richard Herring Self
Francesca Martinez Self
Roy Chubby Brown (as Roy Brown) Self
John Moloney Self
Steve Punt Self
Oliver Double Self
Don Ward Self
Neil Fitzmaurice Self
Felix Dexter Self
John Lahr Self
Kevin Booth Self
Stephen Pound Self
Rain Pryor Self
Production team
Philip Lott Director
Richard Wilding Editor

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