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.
Tue 03 March 2015
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
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
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
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
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.
Fri 06 February 2015
Danny from The Voice... a great character comic?
Cariad Lloyd chooses her comedy favourites
06/02/2015 … Here’s a great list I completed recently:Send a card to Jessie Write a great list Stop being paranoid about Google Shave toes Conquer fear of stop-motion animationIt’s a great list but it’s pretty personal, so here’s another great list that you might get more out of, I don’t know you might have read Noam Chomsky or seen a skydive so you might not be easily impressed.
Mon 26 January 2015
Pedantic, creepy and sweaty... I love him!
Fin Taylor chooses his comedy favourites
26/01/2015 … I've tried to choose particular routines that people may not be aware of, or praise particular sitcom characters that are more unsung heroes.
Mon 05 January 2015
Comedy that makes you you laugh and think and feel
Sketch trio Beasts choose their comedy favourites
05/01/2015 … Owen Roberts's picks…Big Train: GymnasticsIt's a clichéd thing to say, but when Big Train first came on television it was the programme you simply had to watch because everyone would be talking about it the next day at school.