What makes me really laugh

What makes me really laugh

Initially it was always Tony Hancock.  I can remember travelling home on the train from work in the late fifties and we were all looking forward to Hancock’s Half Hour.

I liked Dick Emery, Arthur Haynes and Benny Hill.  The only woman I can remember who made me laugh was the late Linda Smith who was brilliant and currently Jo Brand I find very funny.

At present I enjoy Bill Bailey, Lee Mack and Sean Lock who all have very quick responses.

My favourite comedy moment was Hattie Jacques being criticised by Tony Hancock for her lumpy gravy:  he said “My mother’s was bad but at least it moved a bit”.

Another favourite was in the Vicar of Dibley when Dawn French fell into a large water filled pothole!

On BBC Radio 4 extra you can listen to many of the old funnies which is very, very good and worth tuning to regularly.

Pamela Bunton, Essex