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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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, …

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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 …

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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…

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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...

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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…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Colin Hoult: ‘The funniest heckle? You’re not funny because I’m not gay' by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostGreg Davies. His face, his stories, his sweet bod. Continue reading...

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Tom Davis: ‘Eddie Murphy’s Raw sits in my bedside drawer like a bible’ by Harriet Gibsone

The writer, standup and star of Action Team on the things that make him laugh the mostEddie Murphy Raw. A kid from school gave me a pirate copy when I was 12. I waited for my parents to go t…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Russell Peters: 'Any time I read the Bible I have a chuckle' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, actor and writer lifts the lid on the things that make him laugh the mostThere was a caricature done of me that I found online and they basically made my nose a dick! You probab…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Arnab Chanda: ‘I cried when I saw Steve Martin live’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostAmerican comedian Dr Brown [Phil Burgers]. And I cried when I saw Steve Martin touring with his bluegrass band because…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Tiff Stevenson: 'I looked like a giant tampon' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and actor spills the beans on the things that make her laugh the most, from Wanda Sykes to magic mushroomsWhite People Are Looking – Wanda Sykes’s bit on being black after Ob…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Bilal Zafar: ‘I was heckled by a fireworks display’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and actor on the things that make him laugh the most, from terrible tofu dinners to Shooting StarsDinner Party Conspiracy from The Armando Iannucci Show. A brilliant series but t…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Lee and Dean: 'The word 'again' makes almost every sentence funnier' by Harriet Gibsone

Miles Chapman and Mark O’Sullivan, creators and stars of the builders sitcom, on the things that make them laugh the mostMC: Most things by Vic & Bob. Top two Shooting Stars sketches h…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Lucy Porter: ‘You look bigger on the telly … and I’ve got a really small telly!’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and comedian on the things that make her laugh the mostEllen DeGeneres’s first HBO One Night Stand special blew my mind. The only reason I keep going in comedy is the hop…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Jack Barry: ‘I recently dreamed that a telepathic baby summoned me to its house’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and Chinese graduate on the things that make him laugh the mostI want to be nice and say one of my friends but that feels like a waste when this article is supposed to be about p…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Iain Stirling: ‘I still haven’t forgiven David Beckham for my curtains' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, writer and television presenter on the things that make him laugh the mostPatton Oswalt’s latest Netflix show is as good as standup gets. He talks about losing his wife and th…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Desiree Burch: ‘Eddie Murphy at his peak was a magical thing to behold’ by Harriet Gibsone

The award-winning comedian lets us in on the things that make her laugh the mostDave Chappelle is my go-to on this one. His last Netflix special had me torn up. Having grown up in the suburb…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Tom Allen: ‘Well this is all very well but we still haven’t had our soup!’ by Harriet Gibsone

The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostMaria Bamford. I was at Montreal comedy festival in 2006 and was totally intimidated by all the loud comics. I was on…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Rose Matafeo: 'I looked like a tiny, chubby Prince' by Harriet Gibsone

The writer and comedian lifts the lid on the things that make her laugh the mostBedazzled is a great comedy film. Dudley Moore really kills me. And the 2000 remake is funny as hell, too. Co…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Johnny White Really-Really: ‘Daniel Craig’s sensible trainers in Enduring Love tickled me pink' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup comic and writer on what makes him laugh the mostAl Roberts’s entrance to the Sheeps 2015 show Sheeps Skewer the News, when he came on with a mohican wig saying he was a punk n…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Lou Sanders: ‘I took a friend to a breast cancer op, all told it was a great day out’ by Harriet Gibsone

The writer, standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the mostLuke McQueen singing. Or Holly Burn really committing to something in front of a bewildered audience. Senseless comedy…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Jen Kirkman: ‘The thing that shouldn't be funny? Trump's off-the-cuff speeches' by Harriet Gibsone

The standup, screenwriter and actress on the things that make her laugh the mostNorm Macdonald’s new Netflix special; his bit about suicide. Continue reading...

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Jordan Brookes: ‘My dog’s face. It’s so stupid, sad and hilarious’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostBridget Christie. Her ability to make serious points in fluidly silly ways is so impressive. Continue reading...

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Lucy Pearman: ‘I gave Mick Quinn from Supergrass one very big testicle’ by Harriet Gibsone

The standup and one half of sketch duo LetLuce on the things that make her laugh the most Continue reading...

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Ahir Shah: ‘The funniest number? £350m, in a gallows humour sort of way’ by Harriet Gibsone

The 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nominee on the things that make him laugh the mostDoug Stanhope, Emo Philips, Reginald D Hunter and Adam Hess are the only comedians who have made me laugh so…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Paddy McGuinness: ‘I laugh in my sleep but I never remember why’ by Harriet Gibsone

The comic presenter and actor on the things that make him laugh the most, from Big Train to Airplane!I don’t go out of my way to see standup but I caught Micky Flanagan’s set on TV a whi…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

John Kearns: ‘Every family home should have a copy of Roger’s Profanisaurus’ by Harriet Gibsone

The double Edinburgh comedy award winner on the things that make him laugh the most, from Barry Humphries to Monkey TrousersSeeing Barry Humphries in Eat, Pray, Laugh! at the London Palladiu…

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