The funniest standup I’ve ever seen
Richard Pryor live in concert. He was a fantastic performer and great actor. His act was all about telling uncomfortable truths in a very, very funny way.
The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen
WC Fields playing pool and explaining how he got the nickname Honest John.
The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned
A vagina-shaped hat.
The funniest person I know
My mother before she started doing coke. Her comedy used to be very physical. Now it’s just talking, talking, talking. Sometimes funny, mostly boring.
The funniest word
The funniest film I’ve ever seen
I cannot decide between Spinal Tap and The Big Lebowski, but probably The Big Lebowski. The Cohen brothers managed, with great success, to celebrate the hippy when it was completely out of fashion. With each viewing, it becomes more profound.
The funniest book I’ve ever read
The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe. It was the first attack on political correctness I had come across.
The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen
The funniest number
The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had
There is nothing funny about hair, it’s just very thin strings on your head.
The funniest dream I’ve ever had
The one where I was licking Vladimir Putin’s face like a popsicle. All this time he was trying to make a speech and he got more and more annoyed with me.
The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny
My father’s scrotum. You want your parents to be role models and not an object of ridicule, but it’s hard to look at his balls and not burst out laughing.