Williams and Connolly named greatest ever comics

Mrs. Doubtfire actor Williams topped a poll of the most influential international comics, edging out Irishmen Spike Milligan in second and Dave Allen in third. Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy rounded out the top five.

In the British category, Connolly came first, beating double act Morecambe and Wise into second place. Victoria Wood came third, cross-dresser Eddie Izzard was fourth, and politically-charged writer Ben Elton was fifth in the survey, carried out by U.K. TV comedy channel Dave.