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Top 10 Funniest Graham Norton Interviews

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Written by Kimberley Payne From Hollywood legends to comic royalty. Welcome to WatchMojo UK and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 funniest Graham Norton interviews. For this list, we’ve scoured all series of “The Graham Norton Show”, and selected the finest, funniest and most memorable celebrity appearances. Special thanks to our user mac121mr0, mac121mr0 and Any Andrews for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Funniest Graham Norton Interviews


From Hollywood legends to comic royalty. Welcome to WatchMojo UK and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 funniest Graham Norton interviews.

For this list, we’ve scoured all series of “The Graham Norton Show”, and selected the finest, funniest and most memorable celebrity appearances.

#10: Judi Dench


Whenever she’s interviewed, Dame Judi Dench seems such a sweet and relaxed woman. And she quickly makes herself at home whenever she stops by Graham’s sofa. Judi has been on the show a few times, but we have to highlight when she sat with Elton John and John Bishop. Her forgetfulness is what makes this a really memorable moment, as she spends most of the chat being reminded of all the things she has done. And then there’s the “University Challenge” feature, which descends into all-out hilarity.

#9: Greg Davies


Fans of Greg Davies are very familiar with his ‘When I was a teacher’ anecdotes, but this school story is one of his best. Involving beer, a curry and his mother’s underwear, Greg’s tale tells of when the comic was caught in a hugely uncomfortable position. Not only does Greg mistakenly wear his mother’s smalls, but he’s almost caught short in the toilet. And Greg’s pain is doubled when he realises a student has heard way too much.

#8: Chris Pratt


He may be a world-renowned movie star, but Chris Pratt has a few tricks up his sleeve, too. Armed with a deck of cards and encouraged by Graham, the Star-Lord actor invites a very excited Will I Am to be his volunteer. But Chris’ card trick seems to be failing fantastically - with wrong guesses mounting up, and an awkward atmosphere setting in. But can Chris save himself in the end? You bet he can. The other guests can only gape in wonder.

#7: Mila Kunis


Appearing on “Graham Norton” to promote her film, “Oz the Great and Powerful”, Mila Kunis cuts an unassuming chat show guest, and a very funny character. Yes, she’s instantly recognisable as the voice of Meg from “Family Guy”, but she’s cool with that. And when Graham discusses her multilingual abilities, Kunis makes light of her other languages, too. Her self-deprecating humour makes her stories even funnier, proving that she’s about as down to earth as an a-lister can be.

#6: Eddie Redmayne


Bringing his trademark awkward charm to “The Graham Norton Show”, here we see Eddie Redmayne on the promo trail for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. In the film, he plays magizoologist Newt Scamander, but is he a wizard for real? The stage is set for magic once more, only this time it’s a colouring book at the centre of the trick. Aided by Bryan Cranston and Benedict Cumberbatch, Redmayne rocks some serious showmanship to pull this off. Plus, the Marvel/Harry Potter crossover is something to behold!

#5: Bill Murray


When Bill Murray graced “Graham Norton” alongside Matt Damon and Hugh Bonneville, to plug their movie “The Monuments Men”, he kicked off the night by getting everyone to down their drinks. It’s possible that the tipple went straight to Bill’s head though, because he spends the rest of the show in a very giggly mood. And while Murray’s stories are memorable in themselves, his reactions to his co-star’s are even better. Hugh’s woolly jumper yarn has Murray crying with laughter.

#4: Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pine


Few actors can boast a devoted fanbase to match either Benedict Cumberbatch or Chris Pine. So with both Hollywood heavyweights on his sofa, Graham surveys his audience for ‘Pine Nuts’ and ‘Cumberbitches’. And he isn’t disappointed. Norton finds fans who have travelled thousands of miles, specifically to see either actor. But when Benedict starts giving out hugs, the excitement levels escalate. From Kent to Hong Kong, these guys are loved all over the world.

#3: Seth MacFarlane


As Seth MacFarlane is a man of many voices, Graham wastes no time in getting this guest to run through some of our favourite characters. MacFarlane delivers a little bit of Peter Griffin, a small cut of Quagmire and some vintage Brian and Stewie, before inspiring the rest of the guests to give impressions a go. Tom Cruise’s Donald Duck wasn’t half bad, but MacFarlane ends with the highlight; a spoof of Liam Neeson’s “Taken” speech, in the style of Kermit the Frog. It’s shivers down the spine stuff.

#2: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman


To what’s essentially an X-Men special of “The Graham Norton Show”, with three stars of the series sharing some standout stories. James, Michael and Hugh are all-singing and all-dancing throughout this interview, but all three are flummoxed when Graham turns their attention to the surreal worlds of fanart and fanfiction. James and Michael take centre stage in a series of emotive artworks, before Hugh reads through some scintillating summaries. It’s “X-Men”, only more x-rated.

#1: Will Smith


Will Smith has had his fair share of famous interview moments, but Graham got the scoop when he chatted with Will and his son, Jayden. First the father/son duo roll through some freestyle lyrics, then they lay down the “Fresh Prince” theme tune with DJ Jazzy Jeff. But they save the best to last, with Will inviting Alfonso Ribeiro onto the stage, AKA Carlton Banks. The trio recreate the Carlton dance, before Graham gets involved for a big finale. A performance unlike any other, it’s guaranteed to get you smiling.
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