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Friday, April 28, 2017

Katy Brand: ‘Victoria Wood's Two Soups is the funniest sketch ever’ by Rachel Aroesti

The comedian and sketch-show doyenne on the things that make her laugh the mostSimon Munnery’s The League Against Tedium in Edinburgh in the late 1990s. I had never seen anything like it; …

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Joel Dommett: ‘Adrian Mole is the funniest book I’ve ever read’ by Rachel Aroesti

The comedian and I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! runner-up on the things that make him laugh the mostI remember seeing Frank Skinner do a set at Banana Cabaret in Balham about a yea…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Danny Baker: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 nearly killed me’ by Rachel Aroesti

From crisps to his co-host Danny Kelly, the long-serving radio personality reveals the things that make him laugh the mostNot exactly standup, but Monty Python at Drury Lane in 1974. I had t…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Rich Hall: ‘Albert Brooks is one of the funniest comedians ever’ by Rachel Aroesti

From squid pelts to neurotic standup, the misanthropic US comic, writer and musician reveals the things that make him laugh the mostKevin Meaney, the recently departed Boston comedian, had t…

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Tom Rosenthal: 'I thought it would be cool to dye my hair into a Mongolian flag' by Rachel Aroesti

The standup and Friday Night Dinner star on the things that make him laugh the mostDave Chappelle on Sesame Street. Continue reading...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Andy Parsons: ‘Being bald seems to be very funny to toddlers’ by Rachel Aroesti

The gruff standup comic and consummate panel show pro on the things that make him laugh the mostI am a big fan of Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Sadly i…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

James Acaster: 'The Fast Show perfected the art of repetition' by Rachel Aroesti

From the cult sketch show to an imaginary Johnny Vegas metal band, the master observationalist dishes the things that make him laugh the mostThe Fast Show. Many sketch shows have tried to re…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Emma Sidi: ‘Burning Love is the funniest TV show I've ever seen’ by Rachel Aroesti

The character comic and star of BBC3’s Pls Like on what makes her laugh the mostTony Law is probably the one who makes me laugh the most without knowing quite how I got there, which is a b…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Russell Kane: ‘The funniest heckle I've ever had? Nick Grimshaw!' by Rachel Aroesti

The flamboyant standup on the things that make him laugh the most, from cult books and Tim Vine to reindeer’s blood pancakes“Fuck off Nick Grimshaw”. Wherever I go, people angrily insi…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Seann Walsh: ‘I wrote a line for The Thick Of It – it's probably my proudest moment’ by Rachel Aroesti

The fun-loving standup and panel show regular on the things that make him laugh the most, from Partridge to sausageThe Thick Of It. “Wake up and smell the cock,” is one of the best lines…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Jon Richardson: ‘The first series of The League Of Gentlemen blew my mind’ by Rachel Aroesti

The standup and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown team captain on what makes him laugh the mostLouis CK. The pressure was on as it was the first date for my future wife and me. We had a lovely…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Susan Calman: ‘When I’m feeling down I watch clips of cats jumping on children’ by Rachel Aroesti

The Glaswegian standup and Radio 4 regular on the things that make her laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I’ve never managed to see him live but when I was younger I had a tape of one of his gi…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Richard Herring: ‘Rick And Morty is the most brilliant TV show I've ever seen' by Rachel Aroesti

The comedian, writer and blogger on what makes him laugh the mostWatching Billy Connolly at the Hammersmith Apollo in the late 90s was a masterclass of long-form comedy. I also shared a hote…

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Nick Mohammed: ‘I secretly write down my wife’s jokes’ by Rachel Aroesti

The Drifters star on the things that make him laugh the mostProbably Daniel Kitson. But I remember crying with laughter the first time I saw Phil Nichol and, most recently, Colin Hoult as An…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Russell Howard: 'I’ve seen a comic urinated on' by Rachel Aroesti

The superstar standup on what makes him laugh the mostI, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan. Nomad is also pretty incredible. I listened to the audiobook on a beach in Mexico recently and…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Omid Djalili: ‘I own underwear with David Hasselhoff on the crotch’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Derek & Clive to Harry Hill, the comedian and actor reveals the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh in 1996. It was a 60-minute s…

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Miles Jupp: ‘The thing that always makes me howl is Frasier’ by Rachel Aroesti

The actor, comic and News Quiz host on the things that make him laugh the mostI used to go to The Stand comedy club a lot and I remember thinking Craig Campbell was just otherworldly. I saw …

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Jack Whitehall: 'Only at one of my gigs could you have a heckle about an Aga' by Rachel Aroesti

From Seinfeld to Withnail, the standup and TV star reveals the things that make him laugh the mostI went to see Seinfeld in Vegas, which is where you should see Seinfeld. He’s just the mos…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Jayde Adams: ‘Absolutely Fabulous hasn't aged at all’ by Rachel Aroesti

The standup and 2016 Edinburgh best newcomer nominee on what makes her laugh the most, from Brooklyn Nine-Nine to YouTubersJohn Sizzle. He’s a drag queen I gig with and he owns a pub calle…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Andy Zaltzman: ‘Snooker is the greatest use of a table humanity has devised’ by Rachel Aroesti

From newsagent sandwiches to the Day Today, the standup and John Oliver collaborator reveals the things that make him laugh the mostI supported Lee Mack when I was quite new on the circuit. …

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I had a dream Donald Trump got a lead role in Hamilton’ by Rachel Aroesti

The standup and president of the British Humanist Association on what makes her laugh the most Continue reading...

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Sean Lock: 'Father Ted never gets the credit it deserves' by Rachel Aroesti

From The Third Policeman to Johnny Vaughan’s football chat, the standup reveals what makes him laugh the mostJohnny Vegas. On the last night of his very first tour in London he had to use …

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Jenny Eclair: ‘My father was hilarious – even when he was dying’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Frasier to farting, the first solo female Edinburgh comedy award-winner reveals what makes her laugh the mostI once seriously worried about myself watching Greg Davies perform Firing Ch…

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Stewart Lee: ‘Roger Mann’s raised eyebrow is funnier than most comedians' whole act’ by Rachel Aroesti

The wordsmith, musician and standup extraordinaire on what makes him laugh the most Related: Stewart Lee on standup comedy and music – the Guardian Radio Hour podcast Continue reading...

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Hans Teeuwen: 'I once owned a vagina-shaped hat' by Rachel Aroesti

From I’m Alan Partridge to The Bonfire Of The Vanities, the absurdist Dutch comic reveals what makes him laugh the mostRichard Pryor live in concert. He was a fantastic performer and great…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Jason Byrne: ‘A heckler told me I was too fit to be a comedian’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Steve Martin to bowl haircuts, the Irish standup and audience participation master reveals what makes him laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I saw him in Dublin when I was 16 and all I wante…

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Richard Gadd: 'The funniest joke ever? Donald Trump for president' by Rachel Aroesti

The Scottish standup and this year’s Edinburgh award-winner on what makes him laugh the most, from Laurel and Hardy to cowboy boots Related: Comedian Richard Gadd: 'I've punished myself so…

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Friday, October 7, 2016

John Robins: 'I couldn't breathe during Monty Python, I was laughing that much' by Rachel Aroesti

The standup and Radio X presenter on what makes him laugh the most, from Richard Herring to ludicrous haircuts Related: Monty Python and the Holy Grail review – timelessly brilliant Conti…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

David Baddiel: 'I, Partridge should have won the Booker prize' by Rachel Aroesti

From Frank Skinner to Nietzsche-style sketch comedy, the standup and novelist reveals what makes him laugh the most Norm Macdonald. He’s so funny-boned. And he gives off an amazing aura of…

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Sam Simmons: 'Larry David gives me hope people still find old white bald men funny' by Rachel Aroesti

From Dr Seuss to his ‘pure evil’ mother, the 2015 Edinburgh award-winner reveals what makes him laugh the mostJudith Lucy, a total genius Australian comedian. She is so very, very dry, a…

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Al Murray: 'Dame Edna wrote Prince Philip a poem. It was the rudest thing ever' by Rachel Aroesti

From Michael Palin to Father Ted, the comedian reveals the things that make him chuckle the mostI saw Dame Edna four years ago and she was so funny you almost couldn’t bear to look. It was…

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