Stephen Merchant

1974 - Today

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Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English comedian, actor, director, and writer. He was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer, co-director, and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013) alongside Ricky Gervais. With Gervais and Karl Pilkington, he hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook, and television formats; the radio version won a bronze Sony Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Merchant has received more than 10,364,867 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Stephen Merchant is the 69th most popular comedian (up from 71st in 2019), the 5,173rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,990th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Comedian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Stephen Merchants by language

Over the past year Stephen Merchant has had the most page views in the with 976,502 views, followed by German (70,141), and Spanish (48,553). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (206.09%), Uzbek (136.36%), and Armenian (91.69%)


Among comedians, Stephen Merchant ranks 69 out of 98Before him are Fred Armisen, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hicks, Bill Burr, Janeane Garofalo, and Amy Schumer. After him are Kathy Griffin, Mindy Kaling, Jeff Dunham, Wanda Sykes, Khaby Lame, and Gallagher.

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Among people born in 1974, Stephen Merchant ranks 262Before him are Kenichi Suzumura, Shahab Hosseini, Sonya Walger, Jesper Blomqvist, Matthew Rhys, and Randall Park. After him are Maggie Siff, Marley Shelton, Mark Hunt, Elvir Baljić, Santino Marella, and Hideki Matsui.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Merchant ranks 5,173 out of 8,785Before him are Annie Lorrain Smith (1854), Alan Hollinghurst (1954), Lynn Fontanne (1887), Matthew Rhys (1974), Joe Cornish (1968), and Brian Cox (1968). After him are Alan Garner (1934), Judd Trump (1989), Donald Campbell (1921), John Barbour (1316), Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke (1705), and Alan Pardew (1961).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

Among comedians born in United Kingdom, Stephen Merchant ranks 6Before him are Ricky Gervais (1961), Simon Pegg (1970), Bob Hope (1903), Steve Coogan (1965), and Tracey Ullman (1959).