Ross and Brand among UK's least popular comedians

Peter Kay has been voted the UK’s best comedian – while Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are among the least popular.

Peter Kay has been voted the UK’s best comedian – while Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are among the least popular.

Almost two-thirds (63%) of people questioned believe that the Bolton comic, who recently starred as Geraldine in Britain’s Got The Pop Factor... And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, provides the most laughs.

Meanwhile, Ross and Brand – who came under fire during the recent Andrew Sachs pranks calls row – came second and eighth respectively on the list of the worst comedians.

The nation’s second favourite comic was slapstick comedy actor Lee Evans with almost one in five (19%) of the vote.

Star of The Sunday Night Project, Alan Carr, gained third place with one in eight respondents (12%) enjoying anecdotes.

A survey of 3,000 adults was conducted for the Co-operative Bank’s internet bank www.smile.co.uk during November.

Here are the UK’s favourite comedians:

1. Peter Kay

2. Lee Evans

3. Alan Carr

4. Catherine Tate

5. Dawn French

6. Rowan Atkinson

7. Al Murray

8. Jack Dee

9. Eddie Izzard

10. Frankie Boyle

And here are the least favourite:

1. Jo Brand

2. Jonathan Ross

3. Victoria Wood

4. Ricky Gervais

5. Harry Hill

6. Jimmy Carr

7. Paul Merton

8. Russell Brand

9. Spike Milligan

10. Alan Bennett

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