Celebration of the greatest comedy films ever, including classic characters, most embarrassing moments, and recollections and revelations from stars from both sides of the camera. Alan Partridge had already appeared on TV in The Day Immediately and fake talk show Realizing Me, Realizing You (the latter also accessible to stream on Netflix), nevertheless it was the two series and 12 episodes of I’m Alan Partridge that cemented Steve Coogan’s comic creation as one among Britain’s best-beloved (or should that be most-hated?) comedy characters.

There are also a number of unforgettably funny scenes in this film, including Johnny Lever seeing the Abba-Dabba-Jabba lady for the first time, Paresh Rawal’s interruption, Johnny Lever enacting his father’s demise, and the following scene on the doorstep.

In this romantic holiday comedy, married Laslo and Cal soak up a gay teen relative who’s been kicked out of his residence; Sid and Gray have a casual online hookup which unexpectedly deepens; and Julian and Dylan confront their secret mutual attraction when compelled to share a mattress for a week.

We requested 253 movie critics – 118 ladies and one hundred thirty five men – from 52 nations and six continents a simple: What do you assume are the ten finest comedies of all time?” Films from any nation made since cinema was invented have been eligible, and BBC Culture did nothing to define in advance what a comedy is; we left that to each of the critics to determine.

This weird, in-progress century has already produced any number of great comedies, which is to say that a lot of your (and our) favorites were omitted: sorry, Toy Story 3”; sorry, Knocked Up.” As we are likely to lean towards the indie facet — and away from sure men-behaving-badly motion pictures — there are also some titles on right here that you simply may not have seen.