Top 5 Standup Comedians In UK

March 17, 2018
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UK standup comedians are some of the top-rated comedians in the world. UK has produced comedians including people who made their names as standup comics and then went on to have great careers in other areas of entertainment and media. Here are the top 5 standup comedians in UK.

Jimmy Carr

James Anthony Patrick Carr is one of the greatest UK standup comedians. He is presenter, writer, and actor on top of the standup comedy also, holds both British and Irish citizenship. He is known for his signature laugh, deadpan delivery, dark humor, and heckler interaction. Jimmy also, worked as hosting in many channels, guest presenter, and presenter in many Radio channels. Carr always performing standup tour continuously over the year. He participated in many famous comedian festivals such as Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs and the Galway Festival. This year has great tour in UK in deferent cities like London, Peterborough, and Norwich. Discover more events in London This weekend.

Peter Kay

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Peter John Kay one of the best UK standup comedians. Kay has written, produced, and acted in several television and film projects, and authored three books. He studied media performance at the university of Saltford. Then he started to work as part time standup comedian and he won the North West Comedian of the year award. At the begging of his career he started to work in some TV programs and comedy series. Also, he moved to the stage shows with a lot of live performance such as Live at the Top of the Tower, Live at the Bolton Albert Halls, and Live at Manchester Arena.

Michael McIntyre

Michael Hazen James McIntyre comedian, actor, and TV presenter. he is one of the highest grossing UK standup comedians and worldwide. McIntyre has hosted his own BBC One comedy programme Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. On the stage Michael performed great live comedy shows, the first tour of the United Kingdom had a breaking record of an estimated total of 500,000 people it was six nights at Wembley Arena and four at The O2 Arena. He worked in the radio as a performer for many programs such as 4 Stand Up, and Happy Mondays. In 2010 Michael launched his autobiography Life and Laughing: My Story.

James Acaster

James Acaster is one of the most brilliant UK standup comedian. He got a lot of rewards including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for Best Comedy Show from 2012 to 2016. Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2016. James is a TV and radio presenter. In addition to his career in comedy he has musical career, previously played drums in local bands called The Wow! Scenario. After The Wow! Scenario broke up, he “decided to do comedy. He has a big tour in 2018, one of the great live show is Bristol Comedy Garden 2018 on June 8th. Don’t miss the gigs with your friends. Check more comedy events in Bristol.

Russell Howard

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Russell Joseph Howard is one of the fabulous UK standup comedians. He is television presenter, radio presenter and actor, best known for his TV shows Russell Howard’s Good News and The Russell Howard Hour. Russell have great live comedy shows such as his tour in Dingledodies in September 2008. Due to overwhelming demand he further extended the tour twice into 2009. It sold in excess of 125,000 tickets. Three sell-out shows at the Hammersmith Apollo as well as several large arenas such as Wembley Arena and Manchester’s MEN Arena. Russell is one of the football fans and his favourite team is Liverpool, and he played for Conference South team Basingstoke Town F.C. before becoming a comedian.

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By Tarek Alkhiami

Tarek writes for Chillwall on fun events near me around the world.

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