Comedians Quiz (Round 1)

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Published: 22nd November 2020

 

Given that we're in the run up to the season of good cheer, and goodness knows that we could all do with a bit of fun this year, i've created a quiz about comedians and their jokes.

From the information given and an example of their jokes can you guess the comedian.

Hope you enjoy.

 

Questions:

1) Born and brought up in Bolton he has written and starred in some of the most popular comedy series ever, as well as holding a Guinness world record for the most successful stand-up tour ever

“I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough.'”

 

2) Canadian comic born to British parents and known for his one-liners e.g.

"I went to a Karaoke Bar last night that didn't play any 70s music, at first I was afraid, oh I was petrified"

 

3) British comedian and one-line specialist who won the best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe with

 "I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again"

 

4) British comedian, actor and game show host known for his extensive compendium of jokes of which this is a favourite

‘I’m still enjoying sex at 74, I live at 76 so it’s no distance’

 

5) Famed for his long comedy shows and quick-fire delivery.

‘My act is very educational. I heard a man leaving the other night, saying: 'Well, that taught me a lesson.'’

 

6) Born in Southport he is famous for writing and starring in a long running sit-com as well as being a long running team captain on WILTY

“I remember the last thing my nan said to me before she died. 'What are you doing here with that hammer?'”

 

7) London born comedian and presenter, team captain on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, and winner of the third series of’ ‘Taskmaster’

"You know you are working class when your TV is bigger than your bookcase.

 

8) Although not a stand-up, he has appeared in a number of comedy panel shows and comedy series notably ‘Peep Show’

“I suppose doing things you hate is just the price you pay to avoid loneliness.”

 

 

Answers:

1) Born and brought up in Bolton he has written and starred in some of the most popular comedy series ever, as well as holding a Guinness world record for the most successful stand-up tour ever

“I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough.'”

Peter Kay

 

2) Canadian comic born to British parents and known for his one-liners e.g.

"I went to a Karaoke Bar last night that didn't play any 70s music, at first I was afraid, oh I was petrified"

Stewart Francis

 

3) British comedian and one-line specialist who won the best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe with

 "I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again"

Tim Vine

 

4) British comedian, actor and game show host known for his extensive compendium of jokes of which this is a favourite ‘I’m still enjoying sex at 74, I live at 76 so it’s no distance’

Bob Monkhouse

 

5) Famed for his long comedy shows and quick-fire delivery.

‘My act is very educational. I heard a man leaving the other night, saying: 'Well, that taught me a lesson.'’

Ken Dodd

 

6) Born in Southport he is famous for writing and starring in a long running sit-com as well as being a long running team captain on WILTY

“I remember the last thing my nan said to me before she died. 'What are you doing here with that hammer?'”

Lee Mack

 

7) London born comedian and presenter, team captain on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, and winner of the third series of’ ‘Taskmaster’

"You know you are working class when your TV is bigger than your bookcase.

Rob Beckett

 

8) Although not a stand-up, he has appeared in a number of comedy panel shows and comedy series notably ‘Peep Show’

“I suppose doing things you hate is just the price you pay to avoid loneliness.”

David Mitchell