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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.

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.

Thu 11 August 2016

Incredibly dark... but with great craft | Mark Smith picks his Perfect Playlist

Incredibly dark... but with great craft

Mark Smith picks his Perfect Playlist

11/08/2016 … Dave Chappelle: Michael Jackson Almost certainly my favourite ever stand-up, Dave Chappelle is the one person guaranteed to make me scream like a boy.

Wed 10 August 2016

'The Muhammad Ali of stand-up' | Orlando Baxter chooses his comedy favourites

'The Muhammad Ali of stand-up'

Orlando Baxter chooses his comedy favourites

10/08/2016 … FridayI love stoner comedy movies but none more than this film.

Tue 09 August 2016

'The king of chaos' | Zach & Viggo choose their comedy favourites

'The king of chaos'

Zach & Viggo choose their comedy favourites

09/08/2016 … Da Ali G ShowPerhaps the most daring performer of our time, Sacha Baron Cohen brought us a trio of characters that have cemented their legacy in comedy history.

Mon 08 August 2016

'I wish producers took more risks with brown talent' | Tez Ilyas chooses his Perfect Playlist

'I wish producers took more risks with brown talent'

Tez Ilyas chooses his Perfect Playlist

08/08/2016 … South Park South Park is my favourite TV show of all time.

Sun 07 August 2016

'The sexiest dictionary definition of live comedy' | Emma Sidi picks her Perfect Playlist

'The sexiest dictionary definition of live comedy'

Emma Sidi picks her Perfect Playlist

07/08/2016 … Titty Bang Bang: Vampire Slayers This sketch sums up perfectly everything that I love about this show, but I could have picked anything from the reasonably short-lived TBB.

Sat 06 August 2016

'It's fearless in committing to ideas' | Chris Stokes chooses his comedy favourites

'It's fearless in committing to ideas'

Chris Stokes chooses his comedy favourites

06/08/2016 … Peter CookI'd heard a lot about Peter Cook before I'd ever seen any of his work, spoken about in terms such as 'genius' and 'the funniest man who ever drew breath'.

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