Chortle Quiz 2011: The Answers

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A. Seth Rogan

B. Charlie Brooker

C. Kris Marshall

D. Nightingales

E. Deryck Guyler

F. Roger from American Dad

G. Sandi Toksvig from the News Quiz

H Sarah Millican


1. Name the four regular presenters of Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live
Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker, Lauren Laverne, David Mitchell

2. What is the name of Victor Meldrew’s wife?

3. Which comedian's last diary entry concluded: 'oh - what's the bloody point?"
Kenneth Williams

4. Which comedian is William Makepeace Thackeray’s great-great-great-grandson?
Al Murray

5. What was Spike Milligan’s real first name?

6. For which zany comedian was Michael McIntyre’s father a writer?
Kenny Everett

7. Which recurring character did Ballard Berkeley play in Fawlty Towers?
The Major (Major Gowen)

8. Which Olympian did the BBC apologise to after Frankie Boyle insulted her on Mock The Week?
Rebecca Adlington

9. What is the coffee shop called in Frasier?
Café Nervosa

10. Which sitcom is written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong?
Peep Show


1. Please, Sir

2. Jack Whitehall

3. Desmond’s

4. Annie Hall

5. Norman Collier

6. Ideal

7. Mitch Hedberg

8. Going Straight

9. Curry & Chips

10. Police Squad!


Which sitcoms were set in these locations:

1. Wernham Hogg?
The Office

2. 24 Sebastopol Terrace?

3. Craggy Island
Father Ted

4. Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre?
The Brittas Empire

5. Sacred Heart Hospital.

6. The town of Nouvion?
Allo Allo

7. Backstage at The Girlie Show
30 Rock

8. On the HMS Camden Lock?

9. In the company Grot?
The Fall and Rise Of Reginald Perrin

10. 23 Meteor Street, Tufnell Park?


1. What was the first names of the characters played by Martin Clunes and Men Behaving Badly?
Gary and Tony

2. What was the name of the superhero character in My Hero?

3. Who are Julius, Leonard, Adolph, Milton and Herbert collectively better known as?
The Marx Brothers (it’s their real names)

4. Who were the other two main characters in Will & Grace?
Karen and Jack

5. According to the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, what s the best drink in existence?
The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

6. Which world-famous comedy character’s parents are Mona and Abe?
Homer Simpson

7. It’s often mentioned that 28million viewers tuned in to the 1977 Morecambe and Wise Christmas special. But it wasn’t even the biggest audience that day… which comedian beat them in the ratings?
Mike Yarwood

8. Patricia Hodge and Tom Conti play the parents of which contemporary sitcom character?

9. In 1992, the Americans ruined Red Dwarf by making their own version. Who was the only actor from the British series to make it into the remake.
Robert Llewellyn (Kryten)

10. Jonathan Ross has hosted every British Comedy Award ceremony except two. Who are the only other people to have hosted it? One point for one, three points for both
Angus Deayton and Michael Parkinson – the very first one.

Published: 30 Mar 2011

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