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