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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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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Shrink with laughter: the podcast that gets inside comedians' heads by Rachel Aroesti

Part podcast, part therapy session, The Comedian’s Comedian offers a peek into the inner life of standups. Meet its creator, Stuart Goldsmith“I basically find a comedian, find out how th…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Daniel Simonsen: ‘I dream about animals wearing boxer shorts’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Da Ali G Show to German sausages, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostI would say Bill Burr. He’s incredibly funny. I’m usually a really bad audience member …

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Chris Ramsey: ‘The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny: People falling over’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Billy Connolly to Shaun Of The Dead, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostBilly Connolly’s incontinence pants routine from his Audience With Billy Connolly. It …

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Isy Suttie: ‘My college boyfriend cut my fringe one night on a whim’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Adrian Mole to The Inbetweeners, the comedian reveals the things that make her laugh the mostPhil Kay. I just love the way he makes you feel exhilarated to be alive. The first time I gi…

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

James Acaster: the Leonardo DiCaprio of standup by Rachel Aroesti

He has found comedy in everything from knitwear to ready-to-eat apricots. But this son of Kettering’s apparently whimsical humour comes with hidden depths Related: Edinburgh festival 2016:…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Bridget Christie: ‘I ate strawberry-flavoured pants with baked beans’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Amy Schumer to Best In Show, the comedian reveals the things that make her laugh the mostI’ll never forget Kevin McAleer’s Edinburgh warmup at the King’s Head in Crouch End in Jul…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Ed Gamble: “My entire personality was based on Alan Partridge” by Rachel Aroesti

From back hair to a leather trenchcoat, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostThe first time my mind was blown by a live standup was Boothby Graffoe in Edinburgh in 200…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Nish Kumar: ‘I laughed so hard I nearly threw up’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Catch-22 to his cousins, the standup reveals the things that make him chortle the mostOne out of Louis CK, Chris Rock, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Richard Pryor or Bridget Christie. Jam…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Bill Bailey: The funniest person I know? My Auntie Jean by Rachel Aroesti

From Louis CK to A Confederacy Of Dunces, the comedian reveals the things that make him laughPhysically seen live was Louis CK – I thought he was very good. He’s found a way of accessing…

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