Alan Bennett Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
Alan Coren Alan Coren (27 June 1938 – 18 October 2007) was an English humorist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz ...
Alan Isler Alan Isler (September 12, 1934 – March 29, 2010) was an American novelist and professor.
Aldous Huxley Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and a prominent member of the Huxley family.
Andy Parsons Andy Parsons (born 1967) is an English comedian and writer, who regularly appears on Mock the Week.
Angus Wilson Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, KBE (11 August 191331 May 1991) was an English novelist and short story writer.
Anna Russell Anna Russell, née Anna Claudia Russell-Brown (27 December 191118 October 2006) was an English–Canadian singer and comedian.
Auberon Waugh Auberon Alexander Waugh (17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001) was an English journalist, and eldest son of Evelyn Waugh.
Aubrey Menen Aubrey Menen (in full Salvator Aubrey Clarence Menen) (22 April 1912 in London – 13 February 1989 in Thiruvananthapuram, India) was an English writer of Irish and Indian parentage who was prima...
Ben Elton Benjamin Charles "Ben" Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director.
Bernard Hollowood Albert Bernard Hollowood (3 June 1910 – 28 March 1981) was an English writer, cartoonist and economist.
Bernard Mandeville Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville (15 November 1670 – 21 January 1733), was a Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist.
C. Northcote Parkinson Cyril Northcote Parkinson (30 July 1909 – 9 March 1993) was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books, the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson's Law, which led h...
Charlie Brooker Charlton "Charlie" Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is an English satirist and broadcaster.
Chris (Simpsons artist) Chris (Simpsons artist) (born July 17, 1983) is an anonymous cartoonist known for his comedic and deliberately childlike caricatures and stream-of-consciousness writing.
Chris Morris (satirist) Christopher Morris (born 15 June 1962) is an English satirist, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer, known for his black humour, surrealism, and controversial subject matter.
Craig Brown (satirist) Craig Edward Moncrieff Brown (born 23 May 1957) is an English critic and satirist, best known for his work in Private Eye.
Daisy Waugh Daisy Louisa Dominica Waugh (born 19 February 1967), known as Daisy Waugh, is an English journalist, travel writer, novelist and television presenter.
Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe (c. 166024 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe.
Danny Wallace (humourist) Daniel Frederick "Danny" Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television.
Dave Gorman David James "Dave" Gorman (born 2 March 1971) is an English author, comedian, and television presenter.
David Frost Sir David Paradine Frost, (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host.
David Lodge (author) David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English author and literary critic.
Dudley Moore Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 193527 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.
E. V. Knox Edmund George Valpy Knox (10 May 1881 – 2 January 1971), was a poet and satirist who wrote under the pseudonym Evoe.
Ebenezer Cooke Ebenezer Cooke, a London-born poet, wrote what some scholars consider the first American satire: "The Sotweed Factor, or A Voyage to Maryland, A Satyr".
Ebenezer Cooke (poet) Ebenezer Cooke ( –), a London-born poet, wrote what some scholars consider the first American satire: "The Sotweed Factor, or A Voyage to Maryland, A Satyr" (1708).
Edward Hake Edward Hake (fl. 1579), English satirist, was educated under John Hopkins, the part-author of the metrical version of the Psalms.
Eleanor Bron Eleanor Bron (born 14 March 1938) is an English stage, film and television actress and author.
Evelyn Waugh Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, known as Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer.
Florence Claxton Florence Anne Claxton was an English artist and humorist, most notable for her satire on the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
George Butterworth (cartoonist) George Butterworth (1905-1988) worked as a British political, strip and sports cartoonist, and later as a book illustrator.
George Ellis (poet) George Ellis FRS FSA (19 December 1753 – 10 April 1815) was a Jamaican-born English antiquary, satirical poet and Member of Parliament.
George Linley George Linley (1798-10 September 1865), was an English verse-writer and musical composer.
Godfrey of Winchester Godfrey of Winchester (died 1107) was an English satirical poet writing in Latin, known for his epigrams.
Gregory Motton Gregory Motton (born 1961) is a British playwright, most of whose work has been done in France.
Henry Fielding Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.
Henry Fitzgeffrey Henry Fitzgeffrey (fl. 1617) was an English writer of satires and epigrams.
Henry Howarth Bashford Sir Henry Howarth Bashford (1880–1961) was a distinguished English physician, becoming doctor to George VI. He is now remembered as a writer, in particular of the satirical Augustus Carp, Esq....
Henry Naylor Henry Naylor (born 19 January 1966) is a British comedy writer, director and performer, best known for his work with comedy partner Andy Parsons in Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections.
Henry Neville (writer) Henry Neville (1620–1694) was an English author and satirist, best remembered for his tale of shipwreck and dystopia, The Isle of Pines published in 1668.
Hugh Dennis Peter Hugh Dennis (born 13 February 1962) is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve ...
James and Horace Smith James Smith and Horace Smith, authors of the Rejected Addresses, sons of a solicitor, were both born in London.
Jane Gomeldon Jane Gomeldon (née Jane Middleton; circa 1720 – 1779) was an English writer, poet and adventurer.
John Ayloffe John Ayloffe (died 1685) was an English satirist, executed in London.
John Bird (actor) John Bird (born 22 November 1936) is an English satirist, actor and comedian.
John Dunton John Dunton (4 May 1659 – 1733) was an English bookseller and author.
John Eachard John Eachard (1636? – 7 July 1697) was an English divine and satirist, noted for his humorous descriptions of the contemporary clergy.
John Fortune John Fortune (born John Wood; 30 June 1939 – 31 December 2013) was an English satirist, comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his work with John Bird and Rory Bremner on the TV serie...
John Marston John Marston (baptised 7 October 1576 – London, 25 June 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
John Marston (Poet) John Marston (baptised 7 October 1576 – London, 25 June 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
John Marston (poet) John Marston (baptised 7 October 1576 – 25 June 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
John Minnion John Minnion (born Guildford, 13 August 1949) is an English illustrator.
John Oldham (poet) John Oldham (August 9, 1653 – December 9, 1683) was an English satirical poet and translator.
John Shebbeare John Shebbeare (1709–1788) was a British Tory political satirist.
John Wells (satirist) John Wells (17 November 1936 – 11 January 1998) was an English actor, writer and satirist, educated at Eastbourne College and St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
John Williams (satirist) John Williams (1761–1818) was an English poet, satirist, journalist and miscellaneous writer, best known by the pseudonym of Anthony Pasquin.
John Wolcot John Wolcot (9 May 1738 – 14 January 1819) was an English satirist, who wrote under the pseudonym of "Peter Pindar".
Jonathan Coe Jonathan Coe (born 19 August 1961) is an English novelist and writer.
Jonathan Miller Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE (born 21 July 1934) is a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, sculptor and medical doctor.
Jonathan Routh Jonathan Reginald Surdeval Routh (November 24, 1927 – June 4, 2008) co-starred in the British version of the television show Candid Camera (1960–67) and co-starred with Germaine Greer and Ke...
Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St...
Julia Frankau Julia Frankau, née Julia Davis was a successful novelist who wrote under the name Frank Danby. Her first novel was published in 1887: Dr. Phillips: A Maida Vale Idyll. Its portrayal of London Jews and Jewish life, and its discussion of euthenasia by a doctor were controversial.
Keith Waterhouse Keith Spencer Waterhouse CBE (6 February 1929 – 4 September 2009) was a British novelist, newspaper columnist, and the writer of many television series.
Kevin Connelly Kevin Connelly is an impressionist, comedian, and after dinner speaker who is probably best known for his role on the popular BBC radio and television programme Dead Ringers.
Laurence Sterne Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman.
Leon Rosselson Leon Rosselson is an English songwriter and writer of children's books. After his early involvement in the folk music revival in Britain, he came to prominence, singing his own satirical songs, in the BBC's topical TV programme of the early 1960s, That Was The Week That Was.
Malcolm Bradbury Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic.
Mark Ravenhill Mark Ravenhill (born 7 June 1966) is an English playwright, actor and journalist.
Martin Lewis (humorist) Martin Neil Lewis (born 24 July 1952) is a US-based English humorist, writer, radio/TV host, producer and marketing strategist.
Matt Roper Matt Roper is a British comedian, writer and musician who made his stand-up debut in the mid-1990s.
Michael "Atters" Attree Michael "Atters" Attree (born 22 April 1965, Colchester Military Hospital) is a British satirist, comedy writer, performer and comedian.
Michael Wharton Michael Wharton was a newspaper columnist who wrote under the pseudonym Peter Simple in the British Daily Telegraph. He began work on the "Way of the World" column with illustrator Michael ffolkes three times a week in early 1957.
Nev Fountain Nev Fountain, born Steven John Fountain, is an English writer, best known for his comedy work with writing partner Tom Jamieson on the radio and television programme Dead Ringers.
Robert Gould Robert Gould (1660? – 1708/1709) was a significant voice in Restoration poetry in England.
Ronald Knox Ronald Arbuthnott Knox (17 February 1888 – 24 August 1957) was an English priest and theologian.
Russell Brand Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, and author.
Russell Howard Russell Joseph Howard (born 23 March 1980) is an English comedian and presenter best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock ...
Samuel Butler (novelist) Samuel Butler (4 or 5 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works.
Samuel Butler (poet) Samuel Butler (baptized 14 February 1613 – 25 September 1680) was a poet and satirist.
Stephen Gosson Stephen Gosson (April 1554 – 13 February 1624) was an English satirist.
Stephen Potter Stephen Meredith Potter (1 February 1900 – 2 December 1969) was a British author best known for his mocking self-help books and their film and television derivatives.
Steve Bell (cartoonist) Steven Bell (born 26 February 1951) is an English political cartoonist, whose work appears in The Guardian and other publications.
Steven Berkoff Steven Berkoff (born 3 August 1937) is an English actor, author, playwright and theatre director.
Thomas Love Peacock Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company.
Thomas Nashe Thomas Nashe (November 1567 – c. 1601) is considered the greatest of the English Elizabethan pamphleteers He was also a playwright, poet and satirist.
Tom Brown (satirist) Thomas Brown, also known as Tom Brown (1662 – 18 June 1704) was an English translator and writer of satire, largely forgotten today save for a four-line gibe he wrote concerning Dr J...
Tom Sharpe Thomas Ridley Sharpe (30 March 1928 – 6 June 2013) was an English satirical novelist, best known for his Wilt series, as well as Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, which were both adapted for television.
Will Self William Woodard "Will" Self (born 26 September 1961) is an English author, journalist and television personality.
William Ernest Bowman William Ernest Bowman, was an engineer and writer, best remembered for his 1956 book The Ascent of Rum Doodle, a satire on the world of mountaineering literature inspired by Bill Tilman and ...
William Hone William Hone (3 June 1780 – 8 November 1842) was an English writer, satirist and bookseller.
William Kenrick (writer) William Kenrick (1725? – 10 June 1779) was an English novelist, playwright, translator and satirist, who spent much of his career libelling and lampooning his fellow writers.
William Mecham William Mecham (1853 – 21 August 1902) was a British cartoonist and performer, taking the stage and pen name Tom Merry.
Wyndham Lewis Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked).