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Your millennium Halfway through August, Spike Milligan leads contest for the millennium's funniest person. He is followed closely by John Cleese and Charlie Chaplin. The race is tight so weigh in with your choice soon. The result will appear at the end of the month.

Choose the person you think is the funniest person in the form below. Join us each month for a new vote.

1. Lucille Ball
2. Steve Martin
3. Jerry Seinfeld
4. Eric Morecambe
5. Tony Hancock
6. Alan Bennett
7. Elaine May and Mike Nichols
8. Bilko
9. Alison Steadman
10. Laurel and Hardy
More on French and Saunders's choices>>
French and Saunders

French and Saunders are one of the UK's most popular comedy duos today.

They have worked together on several sketch series and also star in sitcoms: Jennifer Saunders as Edina in Absolutely Fabulous and Dawn French as a female vicar in The Vicar of Dibley.

They chose their top 10 funniest people of the millennium because "They're funny. They make us laugh."

1. William Shakespeare
2. Laurence Sterne
3. Charles Dickens
4. WC Fields
5. Groucho Marx
6. Woody Allen
7. Bette Midler
8. John Cleese
9. Rowan Atkinson
10. Simon Bell
More on Richard Curtis's choices>>
Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis has written three of the most successful British films ever: Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Mr Bean.

His other British comedy successes include the classic television series Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley and he also helped found Comic Relief, the organisation that runs Red Nose Day.

Who you've chosen so far
January: February:
Who was the Who was the
greatest greatest
inventor? writer?
your choice your choice
GUTENBERG SHAKESPEARE
March: April:
Who was the Who was the
greatest greatest
artist? composer?
your choice your choice
LEONARDO DA VINCI PAUL McCARTNEY
May: June:
Who was the Who was the
greatest greatest
world leader? star of stage and screen?
your choice your choice
MAHATMA GANDHI AMITABH BACHCHAN
July: August:
Who was the Who was the
greatest funniest
sportsperson? person?
your choice your choice
MUHAMMAD ALI SPIKE MILLIGAN
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