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.
Fri 06 December 2013
So I started focusing on what I was saying...
The Boy With Tape On His Face chooses his comedy favourites
06/12/2013 … Donald and DaffyI have always loved cartoons and when Who Framed Roger Rabbit hit the screens it was a vision of a world that I would quite happily live in.
Wed 27 November 2013
Falling over and knocking things down is the world's best comedy
Holly Burn chooses her Perfect Playlist
27/11/2013 … I suppose compiling a Chortle Perfect Playlist is what it must be like to get married.
Tue 19 November 2013
A film that never fails to amuse
Marcel Lucont chooses his Perfect Playlist
19/11/2013 … Whitney Houston meets Serge GainsbourgA classic Gainsbourg moment from the Champs-Elysées show in 1986.
Mon 11 November 2013
'The last act of a great clown...'
Edward Aczel chooses his Perfect Playlist
11/11/2013 … I am known as an anti-comedian, so it’s probably not surprising some of the people and moments I've chosen easily fit into this category It’s impossible to say if I'm influenced by any these amazing people, but I will always be their fan.
Mon 04 November 2013
'They could have been the next Laurel & Hardy...'
Nick Helm chooses his Perfect Playlist
04/11/2013 … Comedy was a huge part of my life growing up.
Thu 31 October 2013
Wed 30 October 2013
'Ridiculous and dainty – just like him'
Gyles Brandreth chooses his comedy favourites
30/10/2013 … Arthur Askey singing the Bee Song When I started out - at the beginning of the 1970s - I hosted a BBC radio comedy series with Cyril Fletcher who had started out as a stand-up in the 1930s before stand-up was called stand-up.
Wed 23 October 2013
'An unwashed, nasty, greedy, scheming, little man with no manners or dignity'
Andrew Lawrence chooses his comedy favourties
23/10/2013 … Leonard RossiterCrow-like, slightly hunched, perma-grimacing, gabbling uncontrollably- Leonard Rossiter was astonishingly good at playing a man in torment.