The Fiver: Top 5 British Comedians Who’ll Give You a Laugh When You Need it Most - debatable, and missing Izzard and Davies, but I guess at least one of those are too well-known over here... although Lenny Henry is pretty popular too, I'd have thought.
One of my favorite songs growing up, and they tore the Apollo's roof clean off with this appearance. When Sinbad was your hype man, you had to know you'd arrived! A band years too far ahead of their time, and Vernon. DAMN.