Chortle Quiz 2011

Test your comedy knowledge

Chortle staged a pub quiz at both the Leicester and Glasgow Comedy Festivals, raising funds for Amnesty. Now you can see how you would have fared, too – with this test of your comedy knowledge


Who are A, B, C, E and H

D: What is this sitcom?

F: What is this alien’s name – and which show is he from?

G: Who is this, and what Radio 4 panel show does she host?


1. Name the four regular presenters of Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live

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

3. Which comedian's last diary entry concluded: ‘Oh - what's the bloody point?"

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

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

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

7. Which recurring character did Ballard Berkeley play in Fawlty Towers?

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

9. What is the coffee shop called in Frasier?

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


Watch the video – the questions are on screen:


Which sitcoms were set in these locations:

1. Wernham Hogg?

2. 24 Sebastopol Terrace?

3. Craggy Island

4. Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre?

5. Sacred Heart Hospital.

6. The town of Nouvion?

7. Backstage at The Girlie Show

8. On the HMS Camden Lock?

9. In the company Grot?

10. 23 Meteor Street, Tufnell Park?


1. What was the first names of the characters played by Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey in Men Behaving Badly?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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.

10. Jonathan Ross has hosted every British Comedy Award ceremony except two. Who are the only other people to have hosted it?

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Published: 30 Mar 2011

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