Billy Connolly has been named the UK's most influential stand-up comic of all time.
A hundred comedians compiled a shortlist of who had most influenced them, which was then put to a public vote.
A separate survey for international comics was topped by Robin Williams – although Bill Hicks, whose influence is certainly strong on the current circuit, failed to score.
Steve North, head of TV channel Dave, which commissioned the poll, said: ‘British stand-up is there with the best in the world ... It is great to see trailblazing stand-ups such as Billy Connolly and Robin Williams get the respect they deserve.
‘Both Connolly and Williams have consistently pushed the comedy envelope and whilst they may have more than 40 years of experience between them, they are still the funniest men on the planet.’
In fact, Connolly has 40 years experience alone, and Williams only marginally less.
The top 10 British comics were:
And for the internationals: