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.
Mon 13 March 2017
'Always nice to hear the old man at work'
Andy Secombe – son of Harry and star of The Missing Hancocks – shares his comedy favourites
13/03/2017 … Hooray for Chortle – allowing me wax nostalgic all over their cutting-edge comedy website.
Fri 03 March 2017
'A sensitive, intelligent man of eloquence'
Myra Dubois picks her comedy favourites
03/03/2017 … What a treat for me to sieve through my wonderful mind and point an accusatory finger at other comedians – all much more famous than I – who may be part responsible for whatever it is I do on stage today! My current show 'Self AdMyra' is all about the things I admire in me, so it was very grounding for me to take some time out from my busy touring schedule (tickets still available, please buy tickets) to focus on what I admire in others.
Tue 17 January 2017
'I can only dream of doing stuff like this'
As Chris Gethard returns to Britain, he picks his Perfect Playlist
17/01/2017 … Thank you for allowing me to write about things I like! The first three are friends of mine who I think are doing some of the most consistent and delightful stuff out of my home base of New York these days.
Tue 03 January 2017
'The boldest satire the British public have ever been treated to'
Jolyon Rubinstein's Perfect Playlist
03/01/2017 … As his new show, Revolting, starts on BBC Two, Jolyon Rubinstein chooses his comedy favourites.
Mon 07 November 2016
The album that made me choose stand-up as a living
Mike Wilmot picks his comedy favourites
07/11/2016 … Laurel and HardyWhere to start, where to start? I think my first memory of comedy was watching old silent films with my dad on his Super 8 projector.
Thu 27 October 2016
'I was always attracted to dirty, gritty, horrible settings'
Angelos Epithemiou creator Dan Skinner chooses his comedy favourites
27/10/2016 … The CastleThis Australian movie looks pretty low budget – but it's one of the funniest films I've ever seen.
Mon 26 September 2016
'It's so cheery-uppy'
Jan Ravens picks her comedy favourites
26/09/2016 … Joyce GrenfellMy first choice, going chronologically, is Joyce Grenfell, who always reminds me of my mum.
Tue 13 September 2016
'He was the Hendrix of comedy'
US comic Barry Crimmins on his comedy favourites
13/09/2016 … I do not rate these geniuses in any particular order.