My favourite comedian at the moment is Peter Kay. He's a good honest northener with a pleasing Lancashire accent. (P.Kay was born in bolton and alot of his comedy is based on observational humour of people he grew up with). He writes most of his material which is quite fresh and generally good taste. Often when he does stand ups his mothers is in the audience and its quite funny to see him trying to avoid swearing in front of his mother.
He has a great gift for communicating comedy in a laid back style.
A few videos of Peter Kay here. Some are actually adverts from 2002 which won an award for best ads of 2002.
Some quotes of peter kay
They are don't seem as funny written down. Alot of the comic talent comes through the manner of deliverance.