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

The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups

Channel 4 factual asking the public to name the greatest comics ever. 2 episodes (1 series), 2007 - 2010. Features Ann Bryson.


The biggest mover in the poll (apart from those who were not on the poll previously) was Lee Mack. Originally in 95th place in the 2007, he finished in 21st in 2010. That is a rise of 74 places.

Amongst the comedians that appeared in the 2007 list that dropped out of the top 100 in 2010 were Jim Bowen (97th), George Burns (89th), Mitch Hedberg (78th), John Thomson (71st), Mike Reid (67th), Rhona Cameron (65th), and Andrew "Dice" Clay (38th).

Amongst the new comedians that appeared in the 2010 list but not in the 2007 list were Shappi Khorsandi (99th), Tim Minchin (81st), Jason Manford (65th), Rhod Gilbert (42nd), Russell Howard (35th), Frankie Boyle (29th) and Michael McIntyre (9th).