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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.

Mon 21 March 2016

'An incredible display of artistry in stand-up' | Pierre Novellie picks his Perfect Playlist

'An incredible display of artistry in stand-up'

Pierre Novellie picks his Perfect Playlist

21/03/2016 … Here's my current Perfect Playlist of idols and icons – maybe they'll tarnish with age but for now their metaphorical posters are on my bedroom wall.

Tue 15 March 2016

Michael McIntyre's book inspired me... | Deirdre O'Kane chooses her comedy favourites

Michael McIntyre's book inspired me...

Deirdre O'Kane chooses her comedy favourites

15/03/2016 … Will & GraceThis genuinely made me laugh out loud.

Thu 25 February 2016

'The benchmark for black British comedy' | Dane Baptiste chooses his Perfect Playlist

'The benchmark for black British comedy'

Dane Baptiste chooses his Perfect Playlist

25/02/2016 … Chappelle's Show: Charlie Murphy True Hollywood StoriesWith the bulk of television being voyeuristic formats for celebrity, this hilarious sketch strand did it amazingly, it probably cemented Charlie Murphy as a credible comic/raconteur, and probably repaired the Murphy brand by a small margin.

Wed 03 February 2016

'He took me to vivid places I had never been before' | Rob Auton chooses his comedy favourites

'He took me to vivid places I had never been before'

Rob Auton chooses his comedy favourites

03/02/2016 … David Shrigley David Shrigley makes me laugh a lot.

Mon 25 January 2016

'The ultimate in tortured outsiders' | Tom Allen chooses his comedy favourites

'The ultimate in tortured outsiders'

Tom Allen chooses his comedy favourites

25/01/2016 … As a kid I always loved just anything funny - especially if it somehow represented something outside of the mainstream.

Wed 06 January 2016

'The cruder his material, the better it is...' | Larry Dean picks his Perfect Playlist

'The cruder his material, the better it is...'

Larry Dean picks his Perfect Playlist

06/01/2016 … Billy Connolly Couldn't be a better way of starting my playlist than with The Big Yin.

Wed 30 December 2015

Idiots being stupid... it's the purest form of comedy | Seymour Mace picks his Perfect Playlist

Idiots being stupid... it's the purest form of comedy

Seymour Mace picks his Perfect Playlist

30/12/2015 … The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin My favourite sitcom, starring my favourite comedy actor, written by a brilliant writer and featuring an amazing ensemble cast with no weak links.

Thu 03 December 2015

'My life in comedy is futile' | Lewis Schaffer chooses his comedy influences

'My life in comedy is futile'

Lewis Schaffer chooses his comedy influences

03/12/2015 … Picasso said: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal'.

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