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

The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups

Channel 4 factual. 2 episodes (1 series), 2007 - 2010. Features Ann Bryson.

Press Clippings

Billy Connolly retains top spot in C4 poll

Billy Connolly has, once again, been named the best stand-up comedian of all time via a Channel 4 poll, but viewers express dissatisfaction.

British Comedy Guide, 11th April 2010

This update of Channel 4's 2007 poll of the 100 greatest stand-ups should include some of the new comedy stars who have risen to fame since. It's unlikely that Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard or Michael McIntyre will have shot straight in at No1, but four hours of watching skits from some of the nation's funniest people remains an undiluted pleasure.

The Telegraph, 10th April 2010

You might remember a great slab of television from 2007 called The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. This is an updated and revised version of that particular epic; four hours devoted to one long list, padded with clips and interviews. The winner last time was Billy Connolly, closely followed by Peter Kay and Eddie Izzard. But could Izzard's recent successful tour and his staggering Sport Relief marathons hike him up to the number one slot? Or will Michael McIntyre, who wasn't even on the 2007 list, surprise everyone? The answer lies in the hands of the voting public.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 10th April 2010

The list, based on the votes of the British public and the views of a panel of comedy experts, has been revised and updated and the results will be revealed over a rib-tickling four-hour show. Can a newcomer disturb the holy triumvirate of Connolly, Kay and Izzard, who made up the Top Three last year?

David Chater, The Times, 10th April 2010

This update of Channel 4's 2007 poll of the 100 greatest stand-ups should include some of the new comedy stars who have risen to fame since. It's unlikely that Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard or Michael McIntyre will have shot straight in at No1, but four hours of watching skits from some of the nation's funniest people remains an undiluted pleasure.

The Telegraph, 10th April 2010

The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups review

Despite probably doing exactly the same thing when you watched it four years ago, you are sure to shout with rage at the telly at some of the positions - Graham Norton at 58?! Lee Hurst only makes 96?! But the order doesn't really matter; it's just a good chance to see some great comics doing what they do best.

George Nott, On The Box, 9th April 2010

Web campaign plans to put Forties comedian back on top

Modern comics urge voters to support Tommy Trinder in Channel 4 poll.

Jerome Taylor, The Independent, 23rd January 2010