The one-off special is due to be broadcast on Sunday 26th May at 8pm, and will see a jury - chaired by Sally Phillips and featuring Stephen Mangan, Nina Wadia, John Thomson, Ronni Ancona, Darren Harriott, David Quantick, Boyd Hilton and Roy Hudd - debating who should take the top spot.
A public vote, which was run earlier in the year, helped provide the jurors with the shortlist of 30. Those that made the list are as follows, in alphabetical order:
Gold says: "Over the course of the three-hour show, the panel debate and discuss the merits of each comedian and their contribution to British comedy before deciding which order they should be in. Accompanied by archive clips of their finest and funniest moments and mini-biographies to support each argument, the fight for number one is fierce!"
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