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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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

'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.

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