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  • Warning: Spoilers
    This was quite an essential countdown to find out comedians' favourite comedian, no votes by the public. So basically Jimmy Carr presented a top 50 countdown to find the greatest comedian, according to comedians' themselves. With contributions from David Baddiel, Richard Blackwood, Jim Bowen, Ed Byrne, Barry Cryer, Simon Day, Mark Dolan, Martin Freeman, Ulrika Jonsson, Burt Kwouk, Matt Lucas, Bob Mortimer, Mike Myers, Leslie Nielsen, Bill Oddie, Ozzy Osbourne, Vic Reeves, Joan Rivers, Andrew Sachs, John Thomson, Gina Yashere and Steven Wright. The comedians on the list included Mel Brooks, Ricky Gervais, Mike Myers, Paul Whitehouse, Robin Williams, Joan Ribers, Stephen Fry, Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Rick Mayall, Bob Monkhouse, Eddie Murphy, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Michael Palin, Victoria Wood, Harry Hill, Rowan Atkinson, Peter Kay, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Charlie Chaplin, Ronnie Barker, Steve Martin, Peter Sellers, Billy Conolly, Laurel and Hardy, Woody Allen, (could have number 1) John Cleese, and number one, Peter Cook. Very good!