Recent Perfect Playlist
Here comedians choose half-a-dozen or so of their favourite comedy moments, illustrated with clips. Whether it's just the things that make them laugh or important influences on their careers, these selections reveal what makes their comedy brains tick.
Mon 15 September 2014
The one comic who never bombs...
Al Lubel chooses his comedy favourites
15/09/2014 … Woody AllenI first listened to this routine when, in the late 1980s, I bought a CD of Woody Allen’s stand-up act from the 1960s.
Tue 26 August 2014
I want to be Dick Van Dyke when I grow up
Mat Ricardo chooses his comedy favourties
26/08/2014 … David LettermanHe used to, sometimes, introduce himself as 'Your TV pal, Dave', which is exactly what he became.
Tue 19 August 2014
Wild characters with twisted scenes that ring with pathos
The Noise Next Door choose their comedy favourites
19/08/2014 … Whose Line Is It Anyway? It's eye-rollingly obvious but Whose Line… was the first place we saw improv, it's what inspired us to give it a go, and it was the template we lovingly mimicked when we first started performing improv shows.
Mon 18 August 2014
No one knows about this – and that's a tragedy
Andrew O'Neill chooses his comedy favourites
18/08/2014 … Bad News ‘I'm not getting back in the van until you say we're 'eavy metal.
Sat 16 August 2014
He's everything I'd aspire to be...
Rachel Parris chooses her comedy favourites
16/08/2014 … Tom Lehrer in concertTom Lehrer is my favourite musical comedian, and I want to be him when I grow up.
Fri 15 August 2014
I became quite obsessed with Michael Crawford...
Nick Mohammed chooses his comedy favourites
15/08/2014 … Some Mothers Do 'Ave EmWithout doubt my favourite sitcom as a child.
Thu 14 August 2014
'Some of the best lines ever written for a woman. Delivered by a man.'
Susan Calman chooses her comedy favourites
14/08/2014 … An Audience with Victoria WoodLike many comics of my generation, Victoria Wood was, and remains, a huge influence on my writing.
Wed 13 August 2014
Funny, dark and hugely moving
Suzi Ruffell chooses her comedy favourites
13/08/2014 … I found compiling this list really hard, on a different day I might have given you six completely different clips but for today it is these: Victoria WoodI have always been a huge fan of Victoria Wood.