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The 100 best comedy movies: who voted?

View the top ten lists chosen by over 70 industry experts including Dan Aykroyd, John Boyega, Isy Suttie and Edgar Wright

How did we choose the 100 best comedy movies of all time? We asked the experts – more than 70 stand-up comedians, actors and writer and directors who make a living tickling our funny bones. Explore the top ten entries from all our contributors, including Peter Capaldi, Sharon Horgan, Jack Whitehall and Jo Brand.

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Contributors: A-C

James Acaster

James Acaster is a multi-award-winning stand-up comedian who has also appeared on '8 Out of 10 Cats' and 'Have I Got New For You'. He tweets at @jamesacaster.

1. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
2. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
3. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
4. Dumb and Dumber(Peter Farrelly, 1994)
5. Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
6. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
7. Office Space (Mike Judge, 1999)
8. When Harry Met Sally... (Rob Reiner, 1989)
9. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
10. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Chris Columbus, 1992)

Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit is most familiar as long-suffering producer Pete in ‘30 Rock’. He’s also appeared in numerous movies, including ‘For Your Consideration’ and ‘Last Night’.

1. Bedazzled (Stanley Donen, 1967)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
5. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
6. Windy City Heat (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2003)
7. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
8. The In-Laws (Andrew Fleming, 2003)
9. Modern Romance (Albert Brooks, 1981)
10. Saturday's Lesson (Robert F. McGowan, 1929)

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd is Dan Aykroyd. You need more? He wrote ‘Ghostbusters’, ferchrissakes. And he tweets at @dan_aykroyd.

1. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
2. Sons of the Desert (William A. Seiter, 1933)
3. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)
4. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
5. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen, 1969)
6. Carry on Doctor (Gerald Thomas, 1967)
7. Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World (Stanley Kramer, 1963)
9. The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis, 1960)
10. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)

David Baddiel

Author, screenwriter and comedian David Baddiel is perhaps best known for his work with Frank Skinner on ‘Baddiel and Skinner: Unplanned’ and ‘Fantasy Football’. He tweets at @baddiel.

1. Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)
2. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
3. When Harry Met Sally... (Rob Reiner, 1989)
4. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
5. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
7. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
8. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
9. Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)
10. Derek and Clive Get The Horn (Russell Mulcahy, 1979)

Ben Bailey Smith AKA Doc Brown

Ben Bailey Smith is both a successful rap artist and a stand-up comedian. He's appeared in countless TV shows and co-stars with Ricky Gervais in 'David Brent: Life on the Road'. He tweets at @docbrown88.

1. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
3. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
4. Four Lions (Christopher Morris, 2010)
5. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
6. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
7. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
8. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
9. Honeymoon in Vegas (Andrew Bergman, 1992)
10. The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967)

Dane Baptiste

Dane Baptiste is a South London born stand-up who was nominated for the 2015 Newcomer award in Edinburgh. He tweets at @danebaptweets.

1. Coming to America (John Landis, 1988)
2. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
3. House Party (Reginald Hudlin, 1990)
4. Police Academy (Hugh Wilson, 1984)
5. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Declan Lowney, 2013)
6. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
7. Bebe's Kids (Bruce W Smith, 1992)
8. CB4 (Tamra Davis, 1993)
9. The Brady Bunch Movie (Betty Thomas, 1995)
10. Half Baked (Tamra Davis, 1998)

Todd Barry

Todd Barry is an American stand-up whose albums sell by the bucketload. He's also appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, and tweets at @toddbarry.

1. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
2. Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000)
3. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
4. Diner (Barry Levinson, 1982)
5. The Kentucky Fried Movie (John Landis, 1977)
6. Pumpkin (Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder, 2002)
7. Roger Dodger (Dylan Kidd, 2002)
8. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
9. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
10. Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, 1984)

John Boyega

John Boyega is a Peckham-born actor who starred in 'Attack the Block' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. He's going to be more famous than you can possibly imagine, but for now he still tweets at @johnboyega.

1. Coming to America (John Landis, 1988)
2. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
3. Soul Plane (Jessy Terrero, 2004)
4. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (Dennis Dugan, 2008)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995)
7. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
8. The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)
9. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)
10. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)

Jo Brand

Jo Brand is one of the UK’s best-loved comedians. A pioneer of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s, she’s a Bafta winner and bestselling author. She tweets at @iamjobrand.

1. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. Riff-Raff (Ana Cristina Franco, 2009)
4. Life Is Sweet (Ana Cristina Franco, 2009)
5. Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, 1983)
6. The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)
7. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
8. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
9. True Stories (David Byrne, 1986)
10. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)

Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin is a doctor turned stand-up best known for his alter ego Lee Nelson. He tweets at @simonbrodkin.

1. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
2. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, 1986)
4. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
5. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
6. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
7. Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
8. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
9. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2012)
10. Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008)

Bill Burr

Bill Burr is an award-winning American stand-up known for numerous TV specials and a recurring role in 'Breaking Bad'. He tweets at @billburr.

1. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. Slap Shot (George Roy Hill, 1977)
4. Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
5. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
6. There's Something About Mary (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 1998)
7. Stripes (Ivan Reitman, 1981)
8. Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton, 1996)
9. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
10. Old School (Todd Phillips, 2003)

Susan Calman

Susan Calman is a loveable Glaswegian comic that you might recognise from 'The News Quiz' and 'Have I Got News For You'. She tweets at @susancalman.

1. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
2. Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985)
3. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
4. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)
5. Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)
6. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, 1980)
7. National Lampoon's European Vacation (Harold Ramis, 1983)
8. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
9. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
10. Blades Of Glory (Josh Gordon, Will Speck, 2007)

Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Antonia Campbell-Hughes’s screen career has included a wonderful turn in Jane Campion’s ‘Bright Star’ and a recurring role in BBC sitcom ‘Lead Balloon’.

1. Pet Cemetary II (Mary Lambert, 1992)
2. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
3. Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992)
4. Muriel's Wedding (P. J. Hogan, 1994)
5. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (David Mirkin, 1997)
6. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008)
7. Wayne's World 2 (Stephen Surjik, 1993)
8. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
9. Meet the Parents (Jay Roach, 2000)
10. National Lampoon's European Vacation (Harold Ramis, 1983)

Peter Capaldi

Actor-writer-legend Peter Capaldi used to be best known as foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in 'The Thick of It', but that was before he began to bend time and space as 'Doctor Who'.

1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
2. It's a Gift (Norman Z MacLeod, 1934)
3. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
4. Four Lions (Christopher Morris, 2010)
5. I'm Still Here (Casey Affleck, 2010)
6. Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)
7. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
9. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
10. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, 1984)

Seb Cardinal

Seb Cardinal is the star and co-writer of popular Channel 4 sketch comedy Cardinal Burns. He tweets at @cardinalburns.

1. Dumb and Dumber (Bobby & Peter Farrelly, 1994)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
3. Klown (Mikkel Norgaard, 2010)
4. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004) 
5. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) 
6. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
7. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
8. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2001)
9. Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)
10. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)

Jarred Christmas

New Zealander Jarred Christmas is a UK stand-up circuit and panel show regular. He tweets at@jarredchristmas.

1. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
2. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
3. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
4. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
5. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
6. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
7. The Castle (Rob Sitch, 1997)
8. Funny Bones (Peter Chelsom, 1995)
9. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, 1984)
10. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)

Andrew Collins

Recovering music journalist Andrew Collins has presented numerous TV shows and written many more, including 'Not Going Out' with Lee Mack. He tweets at @andrewcollins.

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
2. Carry On Screaming (Gerald Thomas, 1966)
3. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, 1984)
4. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
5. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
6. Carry On Up The Khyber (Gerald Thomas, 1968)
7. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
8. Stripes (Ivan Reitman, 1981)
9. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Stanley Kramer, 1963)
10. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis is the screenwriter and director behind the likes of 'Blackadder', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Notting Hill'.

1. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. National Lampoon's Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
4. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
5. Dr Strangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
6. Knocked Up (Judd Apatow, 2007)
7. 500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009)
8. Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003)
9. Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, 1983)
10. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)

Contributors: D-J

Rhys Darby

New Zealand stand-up Rhys Darby played Murray in 'Flight of the Conchords', and has since appeared in several movies including 'What We Do in the Shadows.' He tweets at @rhysiedarby.

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
4. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
5. The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1963)
6. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
7. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
8. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, 2004)
9. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
10. Dumb & Dumber (Peter Farrelly, 1994)

Greg Davies

Stand-up and panel show king Greg Davies played Mr Gilbert in 'The Inbetweeners', and now stars in school-set sitcom 'Man Down'. He tweets at @gdavies.

1. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
2. What About Bob? (Frank Oz, 1991)
3. The Man With Two Brains (Carl Reiner, 1983)
4. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
5. The Castle (Rob Sitch, 1997)
6. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
7. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
8. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
9. Gregory's Girl (Bill Forsyth, 1981)
10. Blades Of Glory (Josh Gordon, Will Speck, 2007)

Steve Day

Steve Day is the UK’s best-known deaf stand-up comic.

1. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. Stuck on You (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 2003)
4. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
5. The Rutles:  All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle, Gary Weis, 1978)
6. Toy Story 2 (John Lassetter, Ash Brannon, 1999)
7. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
8. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
9. Privates Progress (John Boulting, 1956)
10. A Day At the Races (Sam Wood, 1937)

Dustin Demri-Burns

Dustin Demri-Burns is the star and co-writer of popular Channel 4 sketch comedy ‘Cardinal Burns’. He tweets at @cardinalburns.

1. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) 
3. The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1963)
4. Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)
5. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
6. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
7. The Jerk (Jen Annakin, 1965)
8.The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
9. Dumb and Dumber (Ben Stiller, 2001)
10. Let's Talk About the Rain (Agnes Jaoui, 2008)

Kevin Eldon

The actor Kevin Eldon has appeared in practically every British comedy series of note, including ‘Brass Eye’, ‘Spaced’, ‘Big Train’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’, ‘Jam’ and ‘Nighty Night’.

1. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
2. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)
3. Way Out West (James W. Horne, 1937)
4. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
5. Bedazzled (Stanley Donen, 1967)
6. Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
7. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
8. Bananas! (Woody Allen, 1971)
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
10. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)

Pippa Evans

Pippa Evans is a British comedian known for her work on 'Showstopper! The Improvised Musical'.

1. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
2. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
3. Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, 2012)
4. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
7. Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz, 1986)
8. Mrs Doubtfire (Chris Columbus, 1993)
9. Drop Dead Fred (Ate De Jong, 1991)
10. Bernard and the Genie (Paul Weiland, 1991)

Stewart Francis

Stewart Francis is an award-winning Canadian stand-up and comedy writer who has appeared on British TV in the likes of 'Mock the Week' and '8 Out of 10 Cats'. He tweets at @stewartfrancis1.

1. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
3. The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968)
4. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
5. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen, 1969)
6. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
7. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (Woody Allen, 1972)
8. Dumb and Dumber (Peter & Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
9. The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955)
10. Bowfinger (Frank Oz, 1999)

Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman is a high-concept comedian whose DVDs 'Are You Dave Gorman?' and 'Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure' have led to a high-profile career on TV and radio. He tweets at@davegorman.

1. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
3. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
4. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz, 1998)
5. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
6. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
7. The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005)
8. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
9. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
10. The Rutles: All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle, Gary Weis, 1978)

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths, who passed away in 2013, was a gregarious comedy actor best known for his spectacular turn as Uncle Monty in 'Withnail and I'.

1. The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926)
2. Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934)
3. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
4. The Paleface (Norman Z McLeod, 1948)
5. The Italian Job (Peter Collinson, 1969)
6. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
7. The Front (Martin Ritt, 1976)
8. Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)
9. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
10. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)

Nick Helm

Shouty stand-up Nick Helm has been a regular on panel shows like '8 Out of 10 Cats', and played the lead role in BBC sitcom 'Uncle'. He tweets at @thenickhelm.

1. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
4. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
5. Happy Gilmore (Dennis Dugan, 1996)
6. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
7. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
8. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
9. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
10. ¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986)

Richard Herring

Stand-up comedian Richard Herring partnered up with Stewart Lee in the likes of TV sketch show 'Fist of Fun', and sparked controversy with his 2009 routine 'Hitler Moustache'. He tweets at @herring1967.

1. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
2. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
3. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
4. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
6. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
7. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
8. Wayne's World (Penelope Spheeris, 1992)
9. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)
10. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)

Simon Hickson

Simon Hickson is one half of comedy duo Trevor & Simon, known for their contributions to ‘Going Live!’ and ‘Live & Kicking’ throughout the ’80s and ’90s. He tweets at @simonmhickson.

1. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
2.  Kingpin (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 1996)
3. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff, 2003)
4. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
5. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
6. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
8. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
9. Neighbors (John G. Avildsen, 1981)
10. Too Many Crooks (Mario Zampi, 1959)

Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan is the Hackney-born Irish actor, writer and director behind the hugely popular sitcoms 'Pulling' and 'Catastrophe'. She tweets at @sharonhorgan.

1. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May, 1972)
2. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
3. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
4. Dumb and Dumber (Peter & Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
5. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
6. The War of the Roses (Danny DeVito, 1989)
7. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
8. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
9. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
10. The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller, 1996)

Russell Howard

Russell Howard is a stand-up and TV star whose appearances on 'Mock the Week' led to his own topical comedy show, 'Russell Howard's Good News'. He tweets at @russellhoward.

1. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
2. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
3. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
4. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
5. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess, 2004)
6. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
7. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)
8. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
9. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
10. Dodgeball (Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2004)

Tom Huddleston

Tom Huddleston is the Assistant UK Film Editor at Time Out London, and an author of children’s books. He tweets at @tomhuddleston.

1. When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner, 1989)
2. Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)
3. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)
4. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
7. The General (Buster Keaton, 1926)
8. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
9. World's Greatest Dad (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2009)
10. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988)

Sean Hughes

Irish comedian Sean Hughes used to present 'Sean's Show' and 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', but he has since retreated from TV and stand-up work. He tweets at @mr_seanhughes.

1. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
2. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
3. Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003)
4. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006)
5. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, 1984)
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
7. True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)
8. Meet the Parents (Jay Roach, 2000)
9. K-9 (Rod Daniel, 1989)
10. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)

Robin Ince

Robin Ince is a stand-up comic and science populariser. He’s the co-presenter of Radio 4’s ‘Infinite Monkey Cage’ with Professor Brian Cox and he tweets at @robinince.

1. Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944)
2. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
3. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
4. Sons of the Desert (William A. Seiter, 1933)
5. The Music Box (James Parrott, 1932)
6. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
7. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
8. Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972)
9. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
10. Happiest Days of Your Life (Frank Launder, 1950)

Rhys James

Rhys James is a stand-up comedian described by Time Out’s comedy editor as ‘sickeningly talented’. He tweets at @rhysjamesy.

1. Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
3. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
4. Old School (Todd Phillips, 2003)
5. Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2010)
6. Bananas! (Woody Allen, 1971)
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
8. Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin, 2005)
9. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess, 2004)
10. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (Jay Roach, 1997)

Dom Joly

Dom Joly is a journalist, comedian and the loudmouthed star of ‘Trigger Happy TV’. He tweets at @domjoly.

1. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz, 1988)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968)
4. American Movie (Chris Smith, 1999)
5. Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
6. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
7. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988)
8. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
9. Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)
10. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)

Contributors: K-Q

John Kearns

John Kearns is a comedian who won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2014. He tweets at @johnsfurcoat.

1. Four Lions (Christopher Morris, 2010)
2. Dumb and Dumber (Peter Farrelly, 1994)
3. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
4. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
8. The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)
9. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
10. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi, 2008)

Tim Key

Tim Key is a stand-up comedian, performance poet and actor who has appeared on numerous TV shows including the final series of ‘Peep Show’. He tweets at @timkeyperson.

1. Safety Last (Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, 1923)
2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
3. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
4. The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1963)
5. Clockwise (Christopher Morahan, 1986)
6. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
7. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
8. The Apartment (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
9. Stir Crazy (Sidney Poitier, 1980)
10. Nuts In May (Mike Leigh, 1976)

Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar is a stand-up comedian and one half of double act The Gentlemen of Leisure with Tom Neenan. He tweets at @MrNishKumar.

1. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
2. Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage, 1997)
3. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
4. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
5. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
6. Dodgeball (Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2004)
7. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
8. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
9. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
10. In the Loop (Armando Ianucci, 2009)

Tony Law

Tony Law is a Canadian surrealist comedian and panel-show regular based in London. He tweets at @mrtonylaw.

1. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
3. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Jones, 1979)
4. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
5. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
6. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
7. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
8. Wayne's World (Penelope Spheeris, 1992)
9. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
10. Slap Shot (George Roy Hill, 1977)

Helen Lederer

Best known for her role as Catriona in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, Helen Lederer is an actress, comedian and presenter who tweets at @helenlederer.

1. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
2. As Good As It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)
3. The Belles of St Trinian's (Frank Launder, 1954)
4. School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. In the Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
7. School for Scoundrels (Robert Hamer, 1960)
8. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
9. Mrs Doubtfire (Chris Columbus, 1993)
10. Carry On Cleo (Gerald Thomas, 1964)

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’, and tweets at @joelycett.

1. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Tom Shadyac, 1994)
3. Mrs Doubtfire (Chris Columbus, 1993)
4. Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007)
5. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
6. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
7. The Hangover (Todd Phillips, 2009)
8. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2012)
9. Scary Movie 2 (Keenan Ivory Wayans, 2001)
10. Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)

Norman Lovett

Best known for playing the computer Holly in ‘Red Dwarf’, Norman Lovett has been a stand-up since the early ’80s. He tweets at @normanlovett1.

1. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess, 2004)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach, 1997)
5. Zoolander (Jay Roach, 1997)
6. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
7. Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn, 2010)
8. The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955)
9. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
10. Dumb and Dumber (Peter Farrelly, 1994)

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason is a giant of American comedy, a veteran stand-up performer who trained as a rabbi before embarking on a six-decade career.

1. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
2. Caddyshack II (Allan Arkush, 1988)
3. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
4. Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944)
5. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
6. Foul Play (Colin Higgins, 1978)
7. The Marrying Man (Jerry Rees, 1991)
8. The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)
9. Avanti! (Billy Wilder, 1972)
10. My Favourite Wife (Garson Kanin, 1940)

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant rose to fame when he co-wrote ‘The Office’ with Ricky Gervais. He has also worked as an actor in Hollywood, and tweets at @stephenmerchant.

1. Chickens Come Home (James W. Horne, 1931)
2. Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)
3. Swingers (Doug Liman, 1996)
4. Monkey Business (Norman Z MacLeod, 1931)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. Road to Utopia (Hal Walker, 1946)
7. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
8. The Thin Man (WS Van Dyke, 1934)
9. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
10. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan is an actress, comedian and writer best known for playing Philomena Cunk on ‘Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe’. She tweets at @missdianemorgan.

1. Nuts In May (Mike Leigh, 1976)
2. Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde, Albert & David Maysles, 1975)
3. The Return of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1975)
4. Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)
5. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
6. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
7. Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
8. Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010)
9. The Sunshine Boys (Herbert Ross, 1975)
10. A Town Called Panic (Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar)

Al Murray

Al Murray is a comedian best known for his hugely popular character ‘The Pub Landlord’. He ran for parliament in 2014 and tweets at @almurray.

1. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Jones, 1979)
2. ¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986)
3. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
4. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
5. Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2012)
6. Funny People (Judd Apatow, 2009)
7. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
8. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
9. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)
10. The Music Box (James Parrott, 1932)

Trevor Neal

Trevor Neal is one half of comedy duo Trevor & Simon, best known for their contributions to ‘Going Live!' throughout the ’80s and ’90s. He tweets at @trevorneal.

1. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
2. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
3. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
4. ¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986)
5. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
6. Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003)
7. Kingpin (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 1996)
8. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
9. School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
10. Liar Liar (Tom Shadyac, 1997)

Kim Noble

Kim Noble is a Perrier award winning comedian, actor and video artist. His theatre performance ‘You’re Not Alone’ won huge praise on its debut London run, and he tweets at @mrkimnoble.

1. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
2. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
3. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
4. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
5. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
7. The Rebel (Robert Day, 1961)
8. Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)
9. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
10. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

Luisa Omielan

Luisa Omielan is a comedian whose stand-up show ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?’ was a sellout at London’s Soho theatre. She tweets at @luisaomielan.

1. Sister Act (Emile Ardolino, 1992)
2. Sister Act 2 (Bill Duke, 1993)
3. Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest, 1984)
4. The Lion King (Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994)
5. Booty Call (Jeff Pollack, 1997)
6. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz, 1988)
7. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (Jon Avnet, 1991)
8. Home Alone (John Hughes, 1990)
9. Sex and the City (Michael Patrick King, 2008)

Andi Osho

Andi Osho is a London-born actress, comedian and occasional activist who appears regularly on ‘Mock the Week’. She tweets at @andiosho.

1. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
2. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
3. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
4. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
5. Notting Hill (Roger Michell, 1999)
6. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
7. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
8. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
9. Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe, 1996)
10. The Truth About Cats & Dogs (Michael Lehmann, 1996)

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt is a stand-up comedian and actor best known for his dramatic turn in ‘Young Adult’ and recurring roles in TV shows like ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and ‘Veep’. He tweets @pattonoswalt.

1. Female Trouble (John Waters, 1974)
2. Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984)
3. The General (Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton, 1926)
4. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
5. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994)
6. Richard Pryor Live in Concert (Jeff Margolis, 1979)
7. Slap Shot (George Roy Hill, 1977)
8. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
9. Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener, 2013)
10. Aaltra (Benoit Delepine, 2004)

Nicholas Parsons

The face of ‘Call My Bluff’ and the voice of ‘Just a Minute’, Nicholas Parsons has also appeared in everything from ‘Doctor in Love’ to ‘Bodger and Badger’.

1. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
2. Mr Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
3. The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926)
4. The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1963)
5. As Good As It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)
6. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
7. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994)
8. The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)
9. Bridget Jones's Diary (Sharon Maguire, 2001)
10. Mr Jolly Lives Next Door (Stephen Frears, 1987)

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe is a writer, stand-up, activist, atheist, feminist and vegan. She appears regularly on radio and TV, and tweets at @sarapascoe.

1. Elling (Petter Naes, 2001)
2. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
3. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)
4. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
5. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
6. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
7. The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman, 2007)
8. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005)
9. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach, 2010)
10. Robin Hood – Men in Tights (Mel Brooks, 1993)

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton is a comedian, actor and writer best known for appearing in ‘The League of Gentlemen’. 

In no particular order

Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
Broadcast News (James L Brooks, 1987)
Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
Murder By Death (Robert Moore, 1976)
Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987)
This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
Way Out West (James W Horne, 1937)
Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)

Greg Proops

Greg Proops has done just about anything you can do in comedy. A regular member of the ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ team in the UK and US, he performs across the world and tweets at @gregproops.

1. The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
3. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
4. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926)
7. Bedazzled (Stanley Donen, 1967)
8. Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
9. A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937)
10. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

Contributors: R-Z

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey is a young stand-up familiar from numerous panel shows including ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ and ‘Argumental’. He tweets at @IAmChrisRamsey.

1. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
2. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
3. Dumb and Dumber (Peter & Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
4. Kevin & Perry Go Large (Ed Bye, 2000)
5. Four Lions (Christopher Morris, 2010)
6. In the Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
7. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
8. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
9. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
10. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach, 1997)

Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal is a London-born comedian best known for appearing in TV’s ‘Plebs’ and ‘Friday Night Dinner’. He tweets at @rosentweets.

1. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
2. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
3. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
4. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
5. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach, 1997)
6. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
7. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
8. The Mask (Chuck Russell, 1994)
9. Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1996)
10. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)

Rita Rudner

US comic Rita Rudner has been in the business for more than 30 years. She has lived in Las Vegas for several of them, and has sold more than a million tickets.

1. Looking for Comedy in The Muslim World (Albert Brooks, 2005)
2. What Just Happened (Barry Levinson, 2008)
3. The Deal (Steven Shachter, 2008)
4. Definitely, Maybe (Adam Brooks, 2008)
5. Priceless (Pierre Salvadori, 2006)
6. La Chevre (Francis Veber, 1981)
7. The Castle (Rob Sitch, 1997)
8. Broadcast News (James L. Brooks, 1987)
9. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)
10. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith is an actor, comedian, writer and director. He was one of the creators of ‘The League of Gentlemen’. He tweets at @ReeceShearsmith.

1. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
4. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
5. High Anxiety (Mel Brooks, 1977)
6. Sons of the Desert (William A Seiter, 1933)
7. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988)
8. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
9. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
10. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)

Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter is a comic, actor and writer of screenplays including ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. He was the host of TV’s ‘The Michael Showalter Showalter’ and tweets at @mshowalter.

1. National Lampoon's Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
2. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
3. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
4. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
5. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones, 1983)
6. ¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986)
7. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
8. National Lampoon's Vacation (Harold Ramis, 1983)
9. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
10. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)

Sam Simmons

Sam Simmons is a multi-award-winning Australian comedian based in Los Angeles. He tweets at @samsimmonss.

1. The Castle (Rob Sitch, 1997)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
4. Anchorman (Adam McKay, 2004)
5. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
6. The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)
7. The Muppet Movie (Frank Oz, 1979)
8. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
9. Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)
10. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)

Daniel Simonsen

Daniel Simonsen is a Norwegian comic based in Britain. He tweets at @Daniel_Simonsen.

1. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
2. Richard Pryor Live in Concert (Jeff Margolis, 1979)
3. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
4. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
5. The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)
6. Jalla! Jalla! (Josef Fares, 2000)
7. Svidd Neger (Erik Smith Meyer, 2003)
8. Dumb and Dumber (Peter & Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
9. Kopps (Josef Fares, 2003)
10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)

Dan Skinner


Dan Skinner is a British comedian best known for his character Angelos Epithemiou. He appears in the BBC sitcom ‘The Kennedys’ and recently co-starred in ‘High Rise’.

1. The Castle (Rob Sitch, 1997)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
4. Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)
5. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess, 2004)
6. Jackass The Movie (Jeff Tremaine, 2002)
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
8. Sleeper (Woody Allen, 1973)
9. The Man With Two Brains (Carl Reiner, 1983)
10. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)

Isy Suttie

Isy Suttie is a British comedian and actress best known for playing Dobby in ‘Peep Show’. She tweets at @isysuttie.

1. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
4. Manhattan Murder Mystery (Woody Allen, 1993)
5. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)
6. Nuts In May (Mike Leigh, 1976)
7. The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo, 1997)
8. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
9. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
10. Four Lions (Christopher Morris, 2010)

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is a comedian and activist who appears regularly on TV and campaigns for human rights at home and abroad. He recently walked the Israeli wall of separation, and tweets at @markthomasinfo.

In no particular order

Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
Theatre of Blood (Douglas Hickox, 1973)
To Be Or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942)
The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Tim Vine

Tim Vine is a British comedian known for his way with a sparkling pun. He tweets at @RealTimVine.

1. Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, 1984)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
3. A Shot in the Dark (Blake Edwards, 1964)
4. Love and Death (Woody Allen, 1975)
5. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
6. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
7. Parenthood (Ron Howard, 1989)
8. Pillowtalk (Michael Gordon, 1959)
9. Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943)
10. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)

David Wain

David Wain is a filmmaker whose debut ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ has become a cult classic. He also made the excellent ‘Role Models’ and ‘Wanderlust’, and tweets at @davidwain.

In no particular order

The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
National Lampoon's Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943)
Love & Death (Woody Allen, 1975)
Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
Flirting With Disaster (David O Russell, 1996)
Bananas (Woody Allen, 1971)
Return of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1975)

Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace is a British writer and comedian whose memoir 'Yes Man' was adapted into a movie starring Jim Carrey. He tweets at @dannywallace.

1. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
3. Nuts In May (Leigh, 1976)
4. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Seth Gordon, 2007)
5. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
6. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
7. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
8. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
9. The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller, 1996)
10. Me, Myself & Irene (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 2000)

Felicity Ward

Felicity Ward is an Australian comedian that you might recognise from ‘The Inbetweeners 2’. She tweets at @felicityward.

1. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
2. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz, 1987)
3. When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner, 1989)
4. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)
5. Flying High (Charles Reisner, 1931)
6. The Castle (Rob Sitch, 1997)
7. The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller, 1996)
8. There’s Something About Mary (Peter & Bobby Farrelly, 1998)
9. Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris, 1992)
10. Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988)

Mark Watson

Mark Watson is an award-winning British comedian, novelist and TV regular. He tweets at @watsoncomedian.

In no particular order

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1994)
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
King Of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
In The Loop (Armando Ianucci, 2009)
Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
The Man With Two Brains (Carl Reiner, 1983)

Reggie Watts

Multi-talented US comic Reggie Watts improvises musical sets, looping his voice to create shows and songs that are never the same twice. He tweets at @reggiewatts.

1. Not Another Teen Movie (Joel Gallen, 2001)
2. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
3. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Older Brother (Gene Wilder, 1975)
4. Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain, 2001)
5. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
6. Hot Shots! Part Deux (Jim Abrahams, 1993)
7. Coming to America (John Landis, 1988)
8. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
9. Bongwater (Richard Sears, 1997)
10. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)

Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker is a British actress familiar from films such as ‘Venus’ and ‘Attack the Block’ and TV’s ‘Broadchurch’.

1. Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003)
2. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
3. ¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986)
4. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
5. Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (Tom Shadyac, 1994)
6. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
7. Dumb and Dumber (Peter Farrelly, 1994)
8. Weekend at Bernie's (Tedd Kotcheff, 1989)
9. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
10. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall is a hugely successful British comedian and actor who has appeared in ‘Bad Education’ and ‘Fresh Meat’. He tweets at @jackwhitehall.

In no particular order

The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz, 1988)
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)
The Mask (Chuck Russell, 1994)
Mike Bassett England Manager (Steve Barron. 2001)

Ben Williams

Ben Williams is a British comedy journalist and rollercoaster enthusiast. He was formerly Comedy editor of Time Out London, and he tweets at @benagain.

1. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
2. Robin Hood – Men in Tights (Mel Brooks, 1993)
3. Office Space (Mike Judge, 1999)
4. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
5. Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000)
6. The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988)
7. Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)
8. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
9. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
10. Dumb and Dumber (Peter Farrelly, 1994)

Liam Williams

Liam Williams is a British comedian responsible for the radio series ‘Ladhood’. He tweets at @funnylad5.

1. Dr Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
2. Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2010)
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
4. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
5. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
6. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
7. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)
8. A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom, 2005)
9. They Came Together (David Wain, 2014)
10. 8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)

Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright co-wrote and directed 'Spaced', ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ and 'The World's End'. He tweets at @edgarwright.

1. Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
3. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
4. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
5. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen, 1969)
6. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
7. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
8. National Lampoon's Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
9. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
10. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)

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