Comedy Crushes: Did Your Funny Heartthrob Make Our List? (PICS)

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: Updated: 16/05/2012 17:26

So we asked our Twitter followers. We asked around the Huffington Post UK office. Hell, we even dug deep and asked ourselves.

We asked the most important question you could ask, at least on a Wednesday. Not 'What would Jennifer Aniston do?' - but 'Who is your comedy crush?'

And here, below, were the most popular choices - all wrapped up in one completely gratuitous gallery of comedians and comedy actors who don't just make us laugh, but also make us go a little mushy inside. Y'know - in a lurrrve way.

Did your favourite make the list? Click to find out - and if they didn't, tell us who it is in the comments section below....


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  • Paul Rudd

    The puppydog-next-door good looks! The adorabilitiness! All this, plus, he looks <a href="http://vimeo.com/35586001" target="_hplink">great in specs</a>.

  • Hugh Grant

    The acerbic wit... the devilish glint in his eye... the ruthless pursuit of tabloid journalists... *sighs*.

  • Tina Fey

    Bossypants, funnypants, talentedpants, gorgeouspants.

  • John Krasinski

    Because the only thing foxier than Tim from <em>The Office</em> is Jim from <em>The Office</em>.

  • Dylan Moran

    The very epitome of '90s stand-up comedy heartthrobdom.

  • Hugh Laurie

    Like a good wine, he <strike>gets drunk easily</strike> just gets better with age.

  • Charlie Higson

    Acting, writing and looking great in a suit and glasses... Is there NOTHING Higson can't do?

  • Ronni Ancona

    The woman of a thousand faces, all of them foxy.

  • Bret McKenzie

    Just when you thought the sexiest half of <em>Flight Of The Conchords</em> couldn't get any hotter - he went and won an Oscar.

  • Simon Amstell

    Beenie Man's loss was our gain.

  • Shappi Khorsandi

    The best of Britain and Iran in one fabulous package. Also <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlmTpggnqIM" target="_hplink">looks great as a cheerleader</a>.

  • Michael Palin

    The sexiest Python - without ever having to get naked and play the piano.

  • Steve Carell

    Funny, smart and you just <em>know</em> he's the sensitive type. Aww.

  • Ellie Kemper

    The cutest one in <em>Bridesmaids</em> and <em>The Office</em> - and <a href="http://" target="_hplink">probably the best dancer, too</a>.

  • Adam And Joe

    Sorry, but we couldn't separate them. Although Adam may be ahead by a whisker.

  • John Bishop

    The cheekbones... The floppy hair... The entire nation swoons.

  • Richard Ayoade

    Comedian, actor, writer and director, and the sexiest one in <em>The IT Crowd</em>...

  • Chris O'Dowd

    ...well, apart from this fella.

  • Lucy Porter

    Beautiful, funny - and so smart that she even won <em>Celebrity Mastermind</em>. Boom!

  • Bill Bailey

    Because, in the words of the great jazz album: everybody digs Bill Bailey.

  • Stephen Merchant

    The half of Ricky Gervais And Stephen Merchant that it's OK to fancy.

  • Sarah Silverman

    For all those who like their comedians filthy, as well as funny.

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Socialist, panelist, sexiest.

  • Steve Coogan

    The bad boy to Rob Brydon's nice guy... and you know how much everyone likes a bad boy.

  • Kristen Wiig

    Three little words: our chief Bridesmaid.

  • Stephen Colbert

    The sexiest right-wing parody host since... Wait, we'll get back to you...

  • Rik Mayall

    Still looking good, despite the lack of yellow dungarees and tiny pigtails.

  • Demetri Martin

    One of the finest brains in comedy, hiding beneath the finest hair in comedy.

  • Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders

    Two beautiful bombshells who have never, ever been afraid of looking silly. And nothing's sexier than that.

  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone

    But especially Trey Parker. *swoons*

  • Ellen DeGeneres

    Funny, adorable and one of the best Oscars presenters of the modern era? Oh yes. She's a TRIPLE THREAT.

  • David Mitchell

    When he announced his engagement to Victoria Coren, a million brainy girls' hearts broke.

  • Hank Azaria

    The warm, dreamy face of film and TV comedy... and the voice of Moe in <em>The Simpsons</em>.

  • Sarah Solemani

    Britain's hottest new sitcom star? Literally? Probably.

  • Simon Pegg

    Sense of humour + cheeky face + a ridiculously successful Hollywood career = HAWT.

  • Nina Conti

    The most desirable ventriloquist since <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shari_Lewis" target="_hplink">Shari Lewis</a> - official.

  • Jeff Goldblum

    Never knowingly not funny and sexy in every film he's in. Also: GLASSES.

  • Tom Hollander

    If loving a vicar is wrong, we don't wanna be right.

  • Jon Richardson

    He's cheeky! He's a chappy! The ladies love him! The men too, probably.

  • Emma Stone

    OK, OK, we admit it. We have a soft spot for anyone who does <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04/05/emma-stone-ellen-dance-dare_n_1405142.html" target="_hplink">Ellen's Dance Dare</a>.

  • Russell Brand

    In the words of Beyonce: All the single ladies? Form an orderly queue.

  • Eddie Izzard

    No need to explain your desire for this man. Even in French.

  • Jon Stewart

    Because five nights a week isn't nearly enough.

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