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Comedy power list: The top 50
Radio Times magazine has published its annual Most Powerful People in TV Comedy list. This is the full top 50, with last year's placings in brackets.

Peter Kay
Phoenix Nights creator Peter Kay stayed in second place
1. Matt Lucas and David Walliams (10)
2. Peter Kay (right, 2)
3. Ricky Gervais (3)
4. Jonathan Ross (4)
5. Ant and Dec (13)
6. Craig Cash (6)
7. Julia Davis (new)
8. Rob Brydon (15)
9. Kevin Lygo (Channel 4 director of television, 11)
10. Richard Curtis (new)
11. Baby Cow (Steve Coogan's production company, 9)
12. David Mitchell and Robert Webb (new)
13. Lorraine Heggessey (BBC One controller, 5)
14. Martin Clunes (new)
15. Stephen Fry (24)
16. Graham Norton (1)
17. Fred Barron (19)
18. Stuart Murphy (BBC Three controller, 32)
19. Tamsin Greig (new)
20. Jimmy Carr (new)
21. Roly Keating (BBC Two controller, new)
22. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (new)
23. Avid Merrion (14)
24. Bremner, Bird and Fortune (41)
25. Harry Thompson (producer/writer, new)
26. Harry Hill (47)
27. Alan Davies (37)
28. Phil McIntyre (new)
30. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer (26)
31. Dead Ringers (16)
32. Hat Trick (production company, 25)
33. Caroline Quentin (new)
34. Frank Skinner (20)
35. Peter Fincham (Talkback Thames chief executive, 8)
36. Catherine Tate (new)
37. Paul Merton (22)
38. Bill Bailey (43)
39. Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona (21)
40. Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar (27)
41. Tiger Aspect (production company, 35)
42. Addison Cresswell (impresario, 42)
43. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders (39/17)
44. Jessica Stevenson (new)
45. Jack Dee (new)
46. Kenton Allen (BBC comedy editor, new)
47. The Mighty Boosh (new)
48. 3 Non Blondes (44)
49. Jo Brand (new)
50. Angus Deayton (new)



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