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2013 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

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

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

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

'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

'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

'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

'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.

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