Comedian Peter Kay has been voted the Funniest Person Alive in a survey of 17,000 comedy fans, conducted by Zoo magazine.

The 'Phoenix Nights' star topped the poll ahead of 'The Office' and 'Extras' star Ricky Gervais, who was placed second on the list.

Lee Evans, Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly were placed in the top five of the list, with Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr and 'Little Britain' stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams all making the top ten.

Surprise entries on the list included 'Big Brother' star Jade Goody and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey.