06/03/2013 10:15 | By Daniel Bettridge, contributor, MSN Him
Best British comedians

From John Cleese to Tommy Cooper and Michael McIntyre, here are the best British comedians

We countdown 20 of Britain’s best comedians (© Getty Images/Rex Features)
  • We countdown 20 of Britain’s best comedians (© Getty Images/Rex Features)
  • John Cleese (© SCANPIX NORWAY/Newscom/RTR)
  • Frankie Boyle (© Anthony Upton/Rex Features)
  • Stephen Fry (© SUZANNE PLUNKETT/Newscom/RTR)
  • Rowan Atkinson (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • Tommy Cooper (© Getty Images)
  • Michael McIntyre (© Getty Images)
  • Eddie Izzard (© Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
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We countdown 20 of Britain’s best comedians; funny men and women who’ve had us in stitches whilst sewing together wildly successful careers along the way.

Britain is famous for many things. For example, our weather, stiff upper lip and biscuit-dunking ability. But above all else the British are famous for being funny. In fact, down the years our country has played host to a gaggle of funny men and women, cracking comedians who’ve helped make Britain great.

But who are our nation’s best rib ticklers? Join us as we tip our hats to hilarity with a selection of the 20 best British side-splitters past and present.

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