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Britain's Greatest Comedian

Gold factual countdown of popular comedians. 1 episode in 2019. Features Sally Phillips, Ronni Ancona, Darren Harriott, Boyd Hilton and others.

Britain's Greatest Comedian. Image shows from L to R: John Thomson, Roy Hudd, Darren Harriott, Ronni Ancona, David Quantick, Sally Phillips, Boyd Hilton, Nina Wadia, Stephen Mangan. Copyright: Crook Productions.

Britain's Greatest Comedian

A countdown of the public's most-loved comedians

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Gold
Episodes
1
Features
Sally Phillips, Ronni Ancona, Darren Harriott, Boyd Hilton, Roy Hudd, Stephen Mangan, David Quantick, John Thomson and others
Director
John Adams
Producer
Victoria Thomas

Gold viewers voted to create a shortlist of their favourite all-time comedians. They are titans of comedy, their names becoming a by-word for joy and laughter.

But, who made the cut? And when it comes to the crunch, who is the best of the best? A jury of comedy experts crown the nation's top funny person as: Britain's Greatest Comedian.

With a rich history of comedy legends such as Tommy Cooper, Bob Monkhouse, Victoria Wood, Eric Morecambe, Dawn French, Peter Kay and many, many more, the battle for the number one spot is going to be fierce.

Gold's jury consists of Roy Hudd, Sally Phillips, Stephen Mangan, John Thomson, Darren Harriott, Ronni Ancona, David Quantick, Boyd Hilton and Nina Wadia.

Full list

30. Kathy Burke
29. Rik Mayall
28. Michael McIntyre
27. Micky Flanagan
26. Bill Bailey
25. Stewart Lee
24. Eddie Izzard
23. Lee Evans
22. Jo Brand
21. Dave Allen
20. Rowan Atkinson
19. Sir Lenny Henry
18. Sacha Baron Cohen
17. Lee Mack
16. Ronnie Barker
14. Dawn French (tie)
14. Jennifer Saunders (tie)
13. Tommy Cooper
12. John Cleese
11. Caroline Aherne
10. Ken Dodd
9. Peter Kay
8. Spike Milligan
6. Steve Coogan (tie)
6. Ricky Gervais (tie)
5. Eric Morecambe
4. Peter Sellers
3. Billy Connolly
2. Victoria Wood
1. Stanley Laurel

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Britain's Greatest Comedians
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 26th May 2019 on Gold at 8pm
Episode length
180 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 10th August 2019 at 7:50pm

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