Stephen Merchant

1974 - Today

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Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English actor, comedian, director, presenter and writer. Alongside Ricky Gervais, 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). 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 7,059,895 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Stephen Merchant is the 57th most popular comedian (up from 71st in 2019), the 4,363rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,210th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Comedian.

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  • 55.09

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  • 25

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  • 2.67

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  • 3.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Stephen Merchant ranks 57 out of 90Before him are Jordan Peele, Patton Oswalt, Bill Hicks, Amy Poehler, David Cross, and Cedric the Entertainer. After him are Amy Sedaris, Fred Armisen, Jeff Dunham, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, and Jemaine Clement.

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Among people born in 1974, Stephen Merchant ranks 209Before him are Abubakar Shekau, Àlex Corretja, Roberto Heras, Stephen Wiltshire, Nelly, and Flavio Roma. After him are Sonya Walger, Jenna Fischer, Princess Claire of Belgium, Mark Hunt, Derek Jeter, and Mr. Oizo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Merchant ranks 4,363 out of 6,924Before him are Philip Selway (1967), Frank Dillane (1991), Celia Johnson (1908), W. Morgan Sheppard (1932), Richey Edwards (1967), and Reginald McKenna (1863). After him are Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823), Spottiswoode Aitken (1868), Sonya Walger (1974), Rebecca Mader (1977), Jack Beresford (1899), and Charles Rosher (1885).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

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

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