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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.

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.

Thu 19 February 2015

'I really do laugh a lot at people getting twatted' | Sarah Kendall chooses her Perfect Playlist

'I really do laugh a lot at people getting twatted'

Sarah Kendall chooses her Perfect Playlist

19/02/2015 … I had such a good time putting this list together.

Wed 18 February 2015

That's how I like my comedy: mild-hearted | Liam Williams chooses his Perfect Playlist

That's how I like my comedy: mild-hearted

Liam Williams chooses his Perfect Playlist

18/02/2015 … Why Bother?Chris Morris compared these improvised interviews he did with Peter Cook to playing chess: '[Other improvised projects] were about trying to establish a character within a situation, and Peter Cook was really doing "knight's move" and "double knight's move" thinking to construct jokes or ridiculous scenes flipping back on themselves, and it was amazing.

Tue 17 February 2015

Funny... and profoundly annoying | Phil Mann from BattleActs chooses his Perfect Playlist

Funny... and profoundly annoying

Phil Mann from BattleActs chooses his Perfect Playlist

17/02/2015 … Paul Foot: Shire HorsesEvery single thing he says is so completely detached from reality as to not even be within the realms of plausibility.