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GRIN YOU WIN

Are Brits from the North or the South more funny? We let Sun readers decide

THE North-South divide is no laughing matter – or maybe it is. A study by The Beano comic of 50 of our comedians, some now dead, has found they are twice as likely to be northerners as southerners.

So we asked YOU to vote online for who are the funniest folk in a series of match-ups. Overall, the North wins with 63 per cent of the vote – including the late Liverpudlian Ken Dodd just edging London’s David Walliams, by 51 per cent to 49 per cent. Here, we have more results, with the North in green and South in red.

 Liverpool's Ken Dodd (deceased 2018) versus London’s David Walliams
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Liverpool's Ken Dodd (deceased 2018) versus London’s David Walliams
 Bolton’s Peter Kay versus London’s Michael McIntyre
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Bolton’s Peter Kay versus London’s Michael McIntyre
 Leeds’ Vic Reeves versus Bromley’s Jack Dee
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Leeds’ Vic Reeves versus Bromley’s Jack Dee
 Bolton’s Paddy McGuinness versus Isleworth’s Jimmy Carr
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Bolton’s Paddy McGuinness versus Isleworth’s Jimmy Carr
 Liverpool’s John Bishop versus Essex’s Russell Brand
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Liverpool’s John Bishop versus Essex’s Russell Brand
 North’s Morecambe & Wise (deceased 1984 and 1999) v South’s Fry & Laurie
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North’s Morecambe & Wise (deceased 1984 and 1999) v South’s Fry & Laurie
 Leeds’ Keith Lemon v Southampton’s Benny Hill (deceased, 1992)
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Leeds’ Keith Lemon v Southampton’s Benny Hill (deceased, 1992)
 South Shields’ Sarah Millican versus Torquay’s Miranda Hart
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South Shields’ Sarah Millican versus Torquay’s Miranda Hart
 County Durham’s Rowan Atkinson versus Bristol’s Lee Evans
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County Durham’s Rowan Atkinson versus Bristol’s Lee Evans
Comedian Russell Howard swigs cider at 9.20am during interview with Lorraine Kelly
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