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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.

Mon 07 November 2016

The album that made me choose stand-up as a living | Mike Wilmot picks his comedy favourites

The album that made me choose stand-up as a living

Mike Wilmot picks his comedy favourites

07/11/2016 … Laurel and HardyWhere to start, where to start? I think my first memory of comedy was watching old silent films with my dad on his Super 8 projector.

Thu 27 October 2016

'I was always attracted to dirty, gritty, horrible settings' | Angelos Epithemiou creator Dan Skinner chooses his comedy favourites

'I was always attracted to dirty, gritty, horrible settings'

Angelos Epithemiou creator Dan Skinner chooses his comedy favourites

27/10/2016 … The CastleThis Australian movie looks pretty low budget – but it's one of the funniest films I've ever seen.

Mon 26 September 2016

'It's so cheery-uppy' | Jan Ravens picks her comedy favourites

'It's so cheery-uppy'

Jan Ravens picks her comedy favourites

26/09/2016 … Joyce GrenfellMy first choice, going chronologically, is Joyce Grenfell, who always reminds me of my mum.

Tue 13 September 2016

'He was the Hendrix of comedy' | US comic Barry Crimmins on his comedy favourites

'He was the Hendrix of comedy'

US comic Barry Crimmins on his comedy favourites

13/09/2016 … I do not rate these geniuses in any particular order.

Fri 09 September 2016

'There’s not a misstep in it...' | John Robins picks his comedy favourties

'There’s not a misstep in it...'

John Robins picks his comedy favourties

09/09/2016 … RushmoreI don't think there can be a best work of art, but Rushmore is definitely my favourite film, and, guys, I've seen Silence Of The Lambs 18 times, so that's saying something.

Sat 27 August 2016

'I've been singing Kristen Schaal Is A Horse for 8 years' | Susie Youssef picks her comedy faves

'I've been singing Kristen Schaal Is A Horse for 8 years'

Susie Youssef picks her comedy faves

27/08/2016 … Pajama MenI adore the Pajama Men, Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez.

Nothing better than seeing the straight man lose it | Clare Plested chooses her Perfect Playlist

Nothing better than seeing the straight man lose it

Clare Plested chooses her Perfect Playlist

27/08/2016 … Choosing this list was harder than choosing my daughter’s name.

Fri 26 August 2016

'As close to comedy perfection as you can get' | Goodbear pick their Perfect Playlist

'As close to comedy perfection as you can get'

Goodbear pick their Perfect Playlist

26/08/2016 … Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment choose their comedy favourites The Royle FamilyJoe: Despite the action in this sitcom rarely ever venturing beyond the front room, Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash have a created a whole world of characters so beautifully drawn, you feel like you know everything about them.

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