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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.

Tue 09 December 2014

'Somewhere between mesmerising and creepy' | Matthew Highton chooses his Perfect Playlist

'Somewhere between mesmerising and creepy'

Matthew Highton chooses his Perfect Playlist

09/12/2014 … A few years ago a crime syndicate broke into my flat an injected me with a rare drug that means I have to laugh every four hours or die.

Fri 28 November 2014

They laugh and laugh.. and then they laugh some more | Phil Kay chooses his Perfect Playlist

They laugh and laugh.. and then they laugh some more

Phil Kay chooses his Perfect Playlist

28/11/2014 … I'm only choosing one clip for my perfect playlist and it's Laurel and Hardy.

Thu 27 November 2014

'An example of just how high you can aim in stand-up' | Pierre Novellie chooses his Perfect Playlist

'An example of just how high you can aim in stand-up'

Pierre Novellie chooses his Perfect Playlist

27/11/2014 … I've tried to list these personal comedy heroes in the order I discovered them – comedy is very formative, after all, and also it makes it easier than trying to prioritise one form over another.

Wed 12 November 2014

'She can't sing and she's got no rhythm but she doesn't care' | Lou Sanders chooses her Perfect Playlsit

'She can't sing and she's got no rhythm but she doesn't care'

Lou Sanders chooses her Perfect Playlsit

12/11/2014 … For me it's hard to watch telly when I've got a mirror.

Wed 05 November 2014

'I don't mind a bit of dirty humour...' | Alun Cochrane chooses his comedy favourites

'I don't mind a bit of dirty humour...'

Alun Cochrane chooses his comedy favourites

05/11/2014 … I am a pure and simple man-behind-microphone stand-up comic, so here are some of my favourites at what I do.

Sun 02 November 2014

What's more fun than a Dorset bus company’s amdram Alien? | Tom Bell chooses his comedy favourites

What's more fun than a Dorset bus company’s amdram Alien?

Tom Bell chooses his comedy favourites

02/11/2014 … What are my favourite comedy influences? How about this current government? Ha ha.

Mon 27 October 2014

'The master of observation and delivery' | Hatty Ashdown chooses her Perfect Playlist

'The master of observation and delivery'

Hatty Ashdown chooses her Perfect Playlist

27/10/2014 … Mrs Merton: Debbie McGee This one probably doesn’t surprise anyone who’s aware of my ‘nan child’ past, she's a genius chat show host and completely timeless, this could be on TV today and still really work.

Wed 15 October 2014

'I find arrogant arseholes really funny' | Fergus Craig chooses his comedy favourites

'I find arrogant arseholes really funny'

Fergus Craig chooses his comedy favourites

15/10/2014 … I’d first like to make it clear that Chris Morris, Reeves and Mortimer and Alan Partridge are OBVIOUSLY my comedy favourites but they’re everyone else’s as well so are therefore disqualified.