Lee Evans, David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Coogan, Bill Hicks, Rik Mayall and the whole Comic Strip/Young Ones/Bottom gang. I also like Harry Hill, though no one else seems to understand why. These people never fail to make me laugh until my sides hurt.
My favourite comedy series is Spaced, written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (I think that's her name?). I've seen bits and pieces of them live, and I'd love to see more.
Oh, so many are springing to mind. . . the Fast Show team, Avid Merrion (bo selecta), Ali G, the bald guy on Little Britain, and if you want to talk comedy shows I could be here all day. Red Dwarf, Filthy, Rich and Catflap, Vicar of Dibley . . .
Hehe, my bf and I collect comedy videos.
I have to say that I've never heard of many of the comedians mentioned in this thread, so it looks like I have some checking out to do
sorry, I thought of some more, and couldn't leave them out . . .
James Dreyfus in Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and the Thin Blue Line
Kathy Burke in every comedy she's done
the Mary Whitehouse Experience team
the earlier Harry Enfield stuff