Hollywood star Robin Williams and Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly have been named the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
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.