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 19 August 2016
I flew from Australia to New York just to watch Patrice O’Neal
Nick Cody picks his Perfect Playlist
19/08/2016 … Louis CK: Chewed UpArguably the greatest stand-up of the last decade, Louis CK delivered a brilliant hour of stand-up in Chewed Up, his third special.
Thu 18 August 2016
Jason Manford made me realise anyone could do comedy
Adam Rowe picks his Perfect Playlist
18/08/2016 … Richard PryorHe was the first comedian I ever saw.
Wed 17 August 2016
Mr Bean is doing better than me. That's depressing
Amee Smith picks her comedy favourites
17/08/2016 … Drop Dead FredI remember watching Drop Dead Fred and falling in love with grown-ups being silly and not caring who sees.
Tue 16 August 2016
'A masterclass in making screwball comedy'
Jake Yapp picks his Perfect Playlist
16/08/2016 … What’s Up, Doc?What’s Up, Doc? is, I think, an almost perfect film.
Mon 15 August 2016
Sometimes you just need to see a fat guy fall down a hill
Darren Connell picks his comedy favourites
15/08/2016 … Bill BurrBill Burr is my favourite comedian of all time right now, I genuinely get excited about watching him and haven't felt like that about a comedian in a long time.
Sun 14 August 2016
Playful, saucy and upbeat
Mark Dolan chooses his comedy favourites
14/08/2016 … Dave AllenDave Allen had the persona of the Irish uncle you always wished you had.
Sat 13 August 2016
The Office defined a generation
Luke Kempner on his comedy favourites
13/08/2016 … Justin Edwards My first real introduction to live comedy was watching Justin Edwards as Jeremy Lion when I was 15.
Fri 12 August 2016
'Katherine Ryan is an inspiration'
Maddy Anholt picks her comedy favourites
12/08/2016 … Victoria Wood: FatitudeVictoria Wood was one of those effervescent comedians who had the ability to cross boundaries with all ages.