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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Vir Das: 'I do not like goulash. Screw goulash' by Harriet Gibsone

The actor and standup on the things that make him laugh the most It would have to be when I saw Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip. I also love anything by Eddie Izzard. Continue readin…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Jonny Donahoe: ‘I have very boring dreams – I once dreamed I was making toast’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, comedian, playwright and one half of Jonny and the Baptists on the things that make him laugh the most I must have watched Dylan Moran’s DVD of Monster, recorded at Vicar Street…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Scummy Mummies: ‘The number seven is odd. It feels like a loner, a misfit' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup duo and parenting podcasters on the things that make them laugh the most Helen: Smack the Pony’s Dating Agency sketches. So silly, so gross, so desperate.Ellie: My son drew a p…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Catherine Bohart: ‘The funniest word? Butt’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Irish standup, writer and actor on the things that make her laugh the most How am I supposed to answer that? It’s like asking about your favourite kid, or the best ice-cream, or naming…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Jen Brister: ‘My mother-in-law once served us chicken pie and custard’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, author and actor on the things that make her laugh the most Has to be Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. I read it on holiday with a mate and laughed so hard I annoyed her…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the era Our No 1 comedian’s…

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Milton Jones: ‘I’ve never had a funny hairstyle’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, writer and Mock the Week regular on the things that make him laugh the mostNot the Nine O’Clock News, specifically Gerald the gorilla. Continue reading...

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Ashley Storrie: ‘Dinnerladies never gets old for me’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, writer, and viral video producer on the things that make her laugh the most It’s a tie between a French and Saunders sketch about a modern artist who can’t draw fingers, whi…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Sophie Duker: ‘The funniest thing that shouldn't be funny? Dogs licking lemons’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make her laugh the most It changes constantly, but she’s always a she. Josie Long singing baby songs. Suzi Ruffell doing a bit on doctors. …

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What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Harriet Gibsone, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

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

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jessica Fostekew: ‘What do Germans think comes between fear and sex? Funf’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make her laugh the most I went to see Daniel Kitson in Edinburgh and that left me feeling like I’d had a spiritual experience. But in terms…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jack Rooke: ‘It’s amazing what some sequins can do to wreck a home’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and writer on the things that make him laugh the most Bridget Christie. “I have rape fantasies all the time; my main one – longer sentencing!” is such a brilliant line. Con…

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Chris Redd: ‘The funniest sketch? Eddie Murphy being James Brown’ by Harriet Gibsone

The American standup, actor and Saturday Night Live cast member on the things that make him laugh the most The first time I laughed and couldn’t breathe was Katt Williams’s Pimp Chronicl…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sam Jay: ‘Funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny? My mom’s funeral’ by Harriet Gibsone

The US standup and Saturday Night Live writer on the things that make her laugh the most Bigger & Blacker by Chris Rock is high on the list. The “niggas v black people” joke is my fa…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Tom Lucy: ‘I’m making a real effort to bring back snazzy’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup comedian and Leicester Mercury award winner on the things that make him laugh the most I’m a big fan of Key & Peele. The first sketch of theirs I saw was the Substitute Tea…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Phoebe Walsh: ‘The Bell Jar is actually a very funny book’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, actor and writer on the things that make her laugh the most I’ve come to think of my existence as BC and AD in terms of when I saw Kate Berlant’s standup for the first time.…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Kemah Bob: Toxic masculinity and talk therapy have never been sillier by Harriet Gibsone

The writer, performer and improviser opens up about the things that make her laugh the most Rose Matafeo’s Horndog. Seeing a young woman of colour talking about love, life and cry-dancing …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Phil Dunning: ‘I once dreamed I was Sandy from Grease but Danny didn’t fancy me' by Harriet Gibsone

The comedy writer and performer on the things that make him laugh the most French and Saunders’s Baywatch sketch is my favourite. It was the first VHS tape that I wrote “Do not tape over…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Charlotte Ritchie: ‘Telling people your dreams just can’t be allowed, it’s too boring’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, singer-songwriter and Fresh Meat star on the things that make her laugh the most Specifically, Billy Connolly on scaring his sister in the corridor; even more specifically, the wa…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Ken Cheng: ‘Someone once muttered 'Chinese' through my whole show’ by Harriet Gibsone

The professional poker player and standup comic on the things that make him laugh the most The Two Ronnies’ Mastermind “answering the question before” sketch. A perfect execution of th…

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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…

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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…

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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...

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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...

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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...

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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…

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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…

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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…

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