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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.

Sun 24 May 2015

Only a genius could make you side with the terrorists | Nazeem Hussain chooses his Perfect Playlist

Only a genius could make you side with the terrorists

Nazeem Hussain chooses his Perfect Playlist

24/05/2015 … Four LionsWhen I first watched this film, I was convinced it was written by a Muslim, because the main characters were so unbelievably true to life, and I was certain the characters were based on people I've met at community functions throughout my life.

Tue 05 May 2015

I picked it because he's drawn a beard on... | Ed Gamble chooses his Perfect Playlist

I picked it because he's drawn a beard on...

Ed Gamble chooses his Perfect Playlist

05/05/2015 … Preacher (Comic Book)This is my favourite comic book of all time.

Fri 24 April 2015

Sat 18 April 2015

'Testament to the magic of television' | Dave Hill chooses his Perfect Playlist

'Testament to the magic of television'

Dave Hill chooses his Perfect Playlist

18/04/2015 … Greetings from Norway, where I am extremely jetlagged and also smell of fish, albeit for two mostly different reasons.

Mon 16 March 2015

The funniest women on the planet... | Tom Stade picks his Perfect Playlist

The funniest women on the planet...

Tom Stade picks his Perfect Playlist

16/03/2015 … OK, as I sit here smoking my e-cigarette, it hit me that all these debates are going on in this comedy climate and I think they're nonsense – funny is funny.

Tue 10 March 2015

Tue 03 March 2015

It's honest and melancholy and soppy... how beautiful | Ellie Taylor chooses her Perfect Playlist

It's honest and melancholy and soppy... how beautiful

Ellie Taylor chooses her Perfect Playlist

03/03/2015 … David Brent dance  I remember sitting in university halls with my friend Dan with a good old VHS of The Office, rewinding and rewinding this bit and just dying with laughter.

Mon 02 March 2015

I swear on stage because of Lenny Bruce... | Mark Little chooses his Perfect Playlist

I swear on stage because of Lenny Bruce...

Mark Little chooses his Perfect Playlist

02/03/2015 … To be true to this exercise I am going to go back to 1979 when I did my first solo performance and seriously consider who were my masters – the guys who set me on a path as a comedy artist.