Comedians aren’t usually best known for their fashion sense. This is perfectly acceptable to the public and the media because it would seem unfair for them to have it all. Being funny and fashionable, that’s impossible right? Wrong. Here is a countdown of the top 5 most stylish comedians of the 21st century. Get ready for bodycon dresses, aviator sunglasses and geek chic attire.
5. Jack Whitehall
At number five is Jack Whitehall, who is best known for his stand-up comedy and appearing in the hit television shows Fresh Meat and Bad Education. At the age of 27 Whitehall started his stand-up comedy carer in 2007, making him relatively young in comparison to other comedians. Although he is not overly stylish, a combination of skinny suits and ties, checked shirts and causal jersey t-shirts earns him recognition in this countdown.
4. Richard Ayoade
At number four is the IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade. In addition to his acting roles, Ayoade is also a talented Writer and Director. His work includes directing the film submarine along with music videos for hit UK artists such as Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys. This comedian tends to embrace the geek-chic look and with a combination of curly hair, smart shirts and thick rimmed glasses, it has to be said that he pulls it off well.
3. Russel Brand
In at number three is Comedian, Actor, Author and Political Activist, Russell Brand. Despite turning to politics most recently, Brand started off his career with stand-up comedy over 15 years ago in 2000. Since, he has been in the media for all the wrong reasons. However his rock star dress sense gives him a certain edge and style that all other comedians are currently lacking. Not to mention that Brand had the beard and long hair look years before today’s hipster crowd.
2. John Bishop
Runner up is Comedian and Actor John Bishop, who is also well known for the charity work he has completed for causes such as Sport Relief. Many first saw Bishop in the hit TV series Skins as the character ‘Fitch’ and after entering the comedy world later on in life, this comedian has taken the country by storm. With his long surf-style hair and bright white teeth he stands out from the other male comedians in the industry. Whether he is wearing a smart suit or a casual t-shirt and Ray Ban aviators, John Bishop has style.
1. Nina Conti
In at number one is actress, comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti. In 2002 Conti won the BBC New Comedy Award and her success has continued to grow. She performs with many characters on stage including an old granny and a monkey named monk. In comparison to the other female comedians in the industry at the moment, Nina Conti brings a certain glamour to stand-up comedy. Her choice of flattering on trend bodycon dresses and glossy locks, similar to that of Kate Middleton’s, makes her the most stylish comedian of the moment.