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Friday, March 15, 2019

Paul Mayhew-Archer: ‘Parkinson’s shouldn’t be funny but it’s making me laugh’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Vicar of Dibley writer and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue producer on the things that make him laugh the most I produced Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell’s Million Pound Radio Show. It in…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00AM
Friday, March 8, 2019

Anna Ptaszynski: ‘I dreamed I served a baby for lunch’ by Harriet Gibsone

The QI elf and No Such Thing As a Fish team member on the things that make her laugh the most Harry and Paul’s Question Time sketch springs to mind. Their panel show sketch would also be h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:00AM
Friday, March 1, 2019

Rob Auton: ‘My haircut got comments like – Doth thou playeth the lute, sire?’ by Harriet Gibsone

The polymath standup, writer and painter on the things that make him laugh the most Brian Gittins doing his show on the top deck of a bus in Edinburgh. Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:51AM
Saturday, February 16, 2019

David Earl: ‘My mum once baked me a cake like a labrador on wheels’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor and comic known for his character Brian Gittins on the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill. In the 90s. The Hawth, Crawley. Laughed more that hour than any other. Reason …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:54PM
Friday, February 8, 2019

Luisa Omielan: ‘The funniest dream? My friend’s baby served to me as a kebab’ by Harriet Gibsone

The What Would Beyonce Do? standup on the things that make her laugh the mostSister Act. Or Booty Call, a really obscure film with Jamie Foxx in it. It’s about two guys that are trying to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM
Monday, February 4, 2019

Jo Brand: ‘Why don’t you put some jam on your shoes and invite your trousers to tea?' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, writer and actor on the things that make her laugh the mostI equally loved Lee Cornes and Nick Hancock. Lee Cornes once did the same set in the first half and the second half of…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:54AM
Saturday, January 19, 2019

The new comics that sum up 2019 by Hannah J Davies and Harriet Gibsone

There’s an unorthodox new generation of performers on the horizon. From Mae Martin to Mawaan Rizwan, here are the funniest new faces of comedy Modern Toss on comedy Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Friday, January 18, 2019

Flo & Joan: ‘I had a recurring nightmare Marilyn Manson would chase me on a horse' by Harriet Gibsone

The British musical comedy sisters on the things that make them laugh the mostNicola Dempsey: Our friend Al trod on a bird at a bird sanctuary. Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Friday, January 4, 2019

Sindhu Vee: ‘The funniest word? Discombobulated is a contender’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and former banker on the things that make her laugh the mostWhen I was a kid I could not get enough of the Carol Burnett Show and it’s still one of the things I watch on YouTub…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:54AM
Friday, December 28, 2018

Daniel Sloss: ‘This Is Going to Hurt is the funniest book I’ve ever read’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, actor, writer and youngest comedian to perform a solo season in London’s West End on the things that make him laugh the mostPete Holmes as Lightweight James Bond. It’s the f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:32PM
Friday, December 21, 2018

Hal Cruttenden: ‘Joan Rivers is the funniest standup I’ve ever seen’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, writer and actor on the things that make him laugh the mostI saw Joan Rivers host the gala at the Montreal comedy festival in 2008. I hadn’t seen her on television for a while…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Friday, December 14, 2018

Jonny Woo: ‘I don't get heckled, I shut them up before they open their mouths’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, actor and drag superstar on the things that make him laugh the mostMyra DuBois. She’s the best standup on the gay scene in London. Best off script and she can rattle on withou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:12AM
Friday, November 30, 2018

Anuvab Pal: ‘The funniest heckle I've ever had? "Change the topic"’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, screenwriter, novelist and Radio 4 regular on what makes him laugh the mostAli G trying to sell venture capitalists the business idea for an ice-cream glove: a glove you wear on…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Adam Rowe: ‘Funniest word? Earstril, it’s a word that doesn’t actually exist’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Liverpudlian standup, podcaster and MC on the things that make him laugh the mostBill Burr’s helicopter tour routine on his Netflix special. It’s not just hilarious, it’s also the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:04AM
Friday, November 16, 2018

Jessie Cave: ‘I can’t remember jokes. It’s a problem socially … and in my career’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, actor and cartoonist on the things that make her laugh the mostAlfie Brown in his show Scissor. He has a bit about falling in love that is very, very funny. Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, November 2, 2018

Felicity Ward: ‘When I was nine I was certain an undercut would change my social standing' by Harriet Gibsone

The Australian standup and Radio 4 regular on the things that make her laugh the mostEddie Pepitone had this routine about auditioning for a laundry commercial where the casting agent said h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Friday, October 19, 2018

Fin Taylor: ‘The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen? Anything from Big Train’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Whitey McWhiteface and Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey standup on the things that make him laugh the mostMat Ewins’s Edinburgh show in 2017 is hard to top. He is one of my closest friends i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Friday, October 5, 2018

Daliso Chaponda: ‘I got pickpocketed before a Chris Rock gig but still laughed like a maniac’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Malawian standup and Britain’s Got Talent runner-up on the things that make him laugh the mostI went to Chris Rock’s Total Blackout tour. On the way, myself and comedian Tony Vino go…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Friday, August 31, 2018

Steve Furst: ‘I have a pair of trousers with a baboon’s arse sewn into them’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, actor and alter ego of Lenny Beige on the things that make him laugh the mostGoing to standup was very much an occasion back in the early to mid 80s. There weren’t many clubs …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18PM
Friday, August 10, 2018

Evelyn Mok: ‘I once sprayed a can of whipped cream down my throat’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Swedish standup lifts the lid on the things that make her laugh the mostThunderAnt’s One Man Show. This is the sketch group that preluded Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM
Friday, July 20, 2018

Tom Ward: ‘Shooting Stars is the funniest TV show – Vic and Bob are gods’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and 2017 Chortle best newcomer award winner on the things that make him laugh the mostCardinal Burns as Dean and Murf, playing two drug casualties dining out on their minor dance…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24AM
Friday, July 13, 2018

Alex Edelman: ‘Picking the best Mel Brooks movie is like picking a favourite child’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Edinburgh comedy award winner and millennial poster boy on the things that make him laugh the mostBrent Forrester’s “Pre-Taped Call-In Show” sketch for Mr Show or any one of the mo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24AM
Friday, July 6, 2018

Marc Wootton: ‘My funniest item of clothing? It has to be a Prada man dress’ by Harriet Gibsone

The comedian, actor and star of High & Dry on the things that make him laugh the mostAfter graduating, I ran the Canal Café in Little Venice and one of the regulars was Steve Delaney pe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM
Friday, June 29, 2018

Michael Che: ‘My grandmother's the funniest person I know. She’s a bigot and hysterical' by Harriet Gibsone

The American standup, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostThe Miles Davis autobiography. The stories he tells are insane and hilarious. Nothing is funnier than a true …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Friday, June 22, 2018

Adam Riches: ‘The funniest number? 43, it’s just so gloriously pathetic’ by Harriet Gibsone

The comedian, writer and Foster’s Edinburgh comedy award winner on the things that make him laugh the mostEverything in Airplane! Leslie Nielsen’s nose growing as he tells the passengers…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:04AM
Friday, June 15, 2018

Gina Yashere: 'I once had a haircut that made me look like a cotton bud' by Harriet Gibsone

The east London actor and comedian lets us in on the things that make her laugh the mostAs a kid, I loved Kenny Everett. During one sketch, he plays Rod Stewart in tight lepoardskin pants si…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, June 8, 2018

Sophie Willan: ‘The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten? A leftover blob of MDMA’ by Harriet Gibsone

The comedian, writer and author on the things that make her laugh the mostNot the Nine O’Clock News is timeless. My favourite one is Gerald the Gorilla with Rowan Atkinson. It’s genius, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Friday, June 1, 2018

Stuart Laws: ‘No books are funny, unless you find a swearword in a dictionary’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup comic on the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill’s 2005 tour preview at a 100-seater venue in Windsor. I had no idea what a preview was but loved it. Once I gig with …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Friday, May 25, 2018

Tom Stade: ‘The funniest number? Infinity, it tickles my brain’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Canadian standup on what makes him laugh the mostThe late Foster Brooks played the greatest drunk ever and the pilot sketch with Dean Martin is a work of art. It should be studied in uni…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM

What to see this week in the UK by Steve Rose, Harriet Gibsone, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From Zama to Tacita Dean, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Friday, May 18, 2018

Loyiso Gola: ‘The funniest word? Nincompoop makes me laugh every time' by Harriet Gibsone

The South African standup and late-night satirical news anchor on what makes him laugh the mostIt has to be Ross Noble. I saw him at the Cape Town comedy festival in 2002. I was in high scho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:18AM

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