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.
Wed 30 September 2015
'Her writing is like music'
As The Job Lot returns, Jo Enright chooses her Perfect Playlist
30/09/2015 … Robin Williams Live At The MetWhen I first started doing stand up I watched Robin Williams Live At The Met over and over.
Mon 28 September 2015
We’re just a bunch of self-centred show-offs
Justin Moorhouse chooses his Perfect Playlist
28/09/2015 … Les Dawson: FeelingsMy absolute comedy hero and pretty much the most impressive person I've ever some across.
Tue 22 September 2015
'I wish I had written this...'
John Finnemore chooses his Perfect Playlist
22/09/2015 … I found 'any comedy ever made in any form' a very slightly dauntingly large field, so, as I am writing a sketch show at the moment, I decided just to pick sketches.
Fri 28 August 2015
'I wish Put A Dick In Her Ear was a real song...'
Baba Brinkman chooses his comedy favourties
28/08/2015 … Jon Stewart's political ju-jitsuThe best comedy skewers hypocrisy mercilessly and no one is better at turning up the heat on hypocrisy mongers at Fox News than Jon Stewart.
Wed 26 August 2015
'What YouTube was invented for...'
Luke Toulson chooses his Perfect Playlist
26/08/2015 … Demetri Martin on RoveWhenever I meet someone who says something like, 'I don’t really find stand-up comedy funny.
Tue 25 August 2015
'I didn't realise stand-up could be so emotional'
Tom Toal chooses his Perfect Playlist
25/08/2015 … Russ Abbott My mum went back to work once me and my brothers were in school we used to go round my Grandad’s a couple of times a week, he had two VHSes which we used to watch religiously.
Mon 24 August 2015
'The emergence of true, unvarnished talent'
Charles Booth chooses his comedy favourites
24/08/2015 … Monty Python and The Holy GrailThere are comedy films that I have grown to love more - Addams Family, Birdcage, Spinal Tap - and there is a better Python film in Life of Brian, but Holy Grail represents a moment of awakening for me.
Sun 23 August 2015
'The greatest TV show ever made'
John Osborne chooses his comedy favourites
23/08/2015 … Early DoorsI watched the first series of Early Doors with my housemates at university and it was our favourite show.