20th-century British comedians

British humor differs from American, German, and Russian by its characteristic features. You can make sure of that if you watch the TV show in which British comedians participate. If you’re interested in the best British comedians, we’ve prepared a little selection for you.

  • Dylan Moran. This is a comedian from Britain who has Irish ancestors and combines literary activities, stand-up and directing very successfully. He made his first satirical performance in 1992 and became popular the same year. We have to say that Dylan Moran won his first prize at the Edinburgh Humor Festival a year after starting his career.
  • Ricky Gervais. Today, it is one of the most successful and popular actors and comedians. However, Ricky Gervais began his career with music and television. He became a comedian in later years. The first small popularity he received was due to such series as «Extras» and «Office». This series helped him get the role of the first plan and try out as a writer and director. Additionally, Ricky took an active part in such ceremonies as the «Golden Globe». Not every comedian from Britain can boast that he owns two «Emmy» figurines and three «Golden Globe» ones.
  • Jimmy Carr. He is one of the most popular and wealthy comedians from Britain who began his professional career in 2000. Carr is a successful improv maker and he gets a huge success for each of his tours. He gained popularity in his country through the Edinburgh Festival. Today, Jimmy Carr has many awards and prizes due to his appearances as a comedian.
  • Sarah Millican. Sarah is the most popular comedian woman, not only within the borders of her home country but around the world. She started working in the field of humor about 20 years ago. Up until the age of 29, this girl worked in an employment center. She received her first award in 2008 within the framework of the Arts Festival, which took place in Edinburgh in the nomination «Best Newcomer». In 2013, she was on the UK’s List of Influential Women.
  • Billy Connolly. Billy is very popular within the UK but his home country is Scotland, where he has a fond nickname for The Big Yin. Billy had a hard time getting on his way to the 20th-century British comic book list. He began his career at the age of 12 but became popular only in the 1970s when he entered the field of stand-up. Billy is a talented actor, not just a singer and a comedian. Over the years of his career, Billy has appeared in more than ten series and films, many of which he has starred in.

We can add to the list of best British comedians regularly but this article tells you about the most popular ones in the 20th century. On our website, you can read a lot of information about other good comedians from England and other countries of the world.

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