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Comedy of the Week

Comedy of the Week

Author: BBC Radio 4

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Sindhu Vee.
5 Episodes
Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn’t the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and “up for stuff” – partly because he is keen to show that there’s nothing he can’t do, but also because, if he’s honest, he’s aware that he’s less likely than other people to get the blame. Now Matt's left home for the first time and moved in to share a flat with his best mate, Jess. But when Bob (Allan Mustafa) shows up as the new carer, the fun really starts. Bob is new to the job and, although willing, domestic duties are not really his forte. He’s better at selling weed and dealing in knocked off iPads.But he likes Matt and treats him like a real person. So, as far as Matt is concerned, Bob is here to stay. Ability is the semi-autobiographical co-creation of Lee Ridley, otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy. Like his sitcom creation, Lee has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app. Lost Voice Guy is - probably - the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. He won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014, has done three full Edinburgh shows and been tour support for Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty and Jason Cook. Lee has previously worked for Sunderland City Council’s communications team, and the BBC in Newcastle and London as well, as various local newspapers. Katherine Jakeways is the co-creator and co-writer of Ability. Katherine is a multi-award nominated writer. She has written North by Northamptonshire, Guilt Trip and All Those Women for BBC Radio 4 as well as numerous radio plays. She has also written for Crackanory and The Tracey Ullman Show for TV along with a BBC 1 pilot, Carol and Vinney. A Funny Bones production for BBC Radio 4



Comments (4)

Rahul Amarnani

Loved it

Oct 5th

Dolores Millay

Said it all in the title. Just ha ha ha all the way. Much needed.

Sep 27th

Matt Weibel

this is fucking garbage!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am to have finally turned this nightmare of a podcast off. if the constant sound of an annoying host that isn't funny doesn't bother you the fact that he's British will. so do yourself a favor and don't ever think about listening to something this dumb ever again.

Sep 25th

Lorenzo Gift


Aug 20th
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