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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 03 May 2016

'Ed Byrne made me up my comedy game' | Belgian comic Lieven Scheire chooses his comedy favourites

'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

'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

'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

'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

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

'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.

Wed 03 February 2016

'He took me to vivid places I had never been before' | Rob Auton chooses his comedy favourites

'He took me to vivid places I had never been before'

Rob Auton chooses his comedy favourites

03/02/2016 … David Shrigley David Shrigley makes me laugh a lot.

Mon 25 January 2016

'The ultimate in tortured outsiders' | Tom Allen chooses his comedy favourites

'The ultimate in tortured outsiders'

Tom Allen chooses his comedy favourites

25/01/2016 … As a kid I always loved just anything funny - especially if it somehow represented something outside of the mainstream.

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