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 25 July 2016
'She made me realise how powerful women could be in comedy'
Felicity Montagu chooses her Perfect Playlist
25/07/2016 … Felicity Montagu, probably best known as Alan Partridge’s put-upon personal assistant Lynn, stars in the new Radio 4 comedy Guilt Trip this week.
Fri 03 June 2016
Self-deprecation, hubris and mental illness...
Steve Rannazzisi chooses his comedy favourites
03/06/2016 … Howard SternThe self-proclaimed 'King of all media' is just that in America.
Tue 03 May 2016
'Ed Byrne made me up my comedy game'
Belgian comic Lieven Scheire chooses his comedy favourites
03/05/2016 … Thank You God - Tim Minchin I think we all know those moments where a friend shows you a clip he likes on YouTube, or sends you a link, and you find yourself clicking on more and more videos of the same comedian for the rest of the evening.
Tue 19 April 2016
'Richard Wilson once told me to piss off...'
Bobby Davro chooses his Perfect Playlist
19/04/2016 … Only Fools and HorsesOnly Fools and Horses is ageless comedy, a show you can watch with all the family.
Wed 30 March 2016
'They invented a new language of comedy'
John-Luke Roberts chooses his Perfect Playlist
30/03/2016 … A few years ago I bought the complete Laurel and Hardy box set of DVDs.
Mon 21 March 2016
'An incredible display of artistry in stand-up'
Pierre Novellie picks his Perfect Playlist
21/03/2016 … Here's my current Perfect Playlist of idols and icons – maybe they'll tarnish with age but for now their metaphorical posters are on my bedroom wall.
Tue 15 March 2016
Michael McIntyre's book inspired me...
Deirdre O'Kane chooses her comedy favourites
15/03/2016 … Will & GraceThis genuinely made me laugh out loud.
Thu 25 February 2016
'The benchmark for black British comedy'
Dane Baptiste chooses his Perfect Playlist
25/02/2016 … Chappelle’s Show: Charlie Murphy True Hollywood StoriesWith the bulk of television being voyeuristic formats for celebrity, this hilarious sketch strand did it amazingly, it probably cemented Charlie Murphy as a credible comic/raconteur, and probably repaired the Murphy brand by a small margin.