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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
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Award-winning comedian Catherine Bohart takes us on a journey to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Across the series, Catherine gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've never heard are performed. This is the full Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience, but in your ears. A BBC Studios Production.
Host Mark Watson will be joined by an expert panel of judges comprised of stalwarts of the comedy world, including Zoe Lyons, Nina Conti, Simon Evans and Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy on Radio 4, as five of the UK's most exciting new comedy acts compete for the coveted title.The winner of this year's competition will take home £1000 and a 15-minute script commission from BBC Studios. Past winners and finalists of the BBC New Comedy Award include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Joe Lycett, Josie Long, and Lost Voice Guy.This year's finalists: Mo Omar, Janine Harouni, Josh Jones, Donald Alexander and Hannah Platt.Producer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Funny From the Fringe - Ep 1

Funny From the Fringe - Ep 1

2019-08-1300:29:092

The sights, sounds and smells of the world's biggest arts festival.
Welcome To Wherever You Are

Welcome To Wherever You Are

2019-08-1200:29:061

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.This week’s show features the best in international stand-up from Argentina, Hungary and Slovenia. Eliana La Casa @elianalacasais the resident MC of Buenos Aires’ first English language stand-up night and performs for us from Radio Colmena in the heart of la gran capital. Ambrus Oroscz @AmbroseOrosz, the first Hungarian to perform stand-up at the Edinburgh festival dials in from Budapest with stories of politics and his favourite “uncle jokes”. Tin Vodopivec @tinvodopivec Skypes in from Radio Slovenia in Llubljana where he’s the biggest national stand-up having recently supported Eddie Izzard on his tour in the country.The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.Producer: Richard MorrisProduction co-ordinator: Hayley SterlingA BBC Studios Production
Gaby's Talking Pictures

Gaby's Talking Pictures

2019-08-0500:29:022

Gaby Roslin hosts the film quiz featuring impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Amanda Redman and Hugh Dennis.Presenter: Gaby RoslinTeam Captains: John Thomson and Ellie TaylorImpressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni AnconaCreated by Gaby RoslinWritten by Carrie Quinlan and Barney NewmanProduced by Gaby Roslin and Barney NewmanExecutive Producer: Gordon KennedyRecorded at RADA Studios, LondonAn Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4
A new series of potentially misremembered anecdotes from Andy Hamilton.Over this 4 part series, Andy will be sort of remembering tales about Sport, Class, Religion and Stupidity. Through comic observations and personal anecdotes he will explore each theme, examining how much (or how little) things have changed in the 60ish years he's been on this planet.In this first episode Andy looks at Sport, a subject very close to his heart and something he’ll argue you should try and care about as well – however much of a non-fan you may claim to be! Expect heavy old leather footballs, annoyingly helpful cricket teammates and a round of golf interrupted by poisonous snakes.Andy was born in Fulham in 1954, read English at Cambridge and then in 1976 began writing comedy for BBC Radio, on programmes like Week Ending and The News Huddlines. In 1990, he and Guy Jenkin created Drop the Dead Donkey for Channel 4. Andy has spent much of his working life making acute observations about politics and family life. In 2007, again with Guy Jenkin, he created the massive TV hit, Outnumbered, which celebrated the chaos of life with young children. More recently they created the highly topical Ballot Monkeys for Channel 4, which charted the absurdities of the General Election and then the EU Referendum. For over 20 years he has been playing the part of Satan in his Radio 4 sitcom, Old Harry's Game. Andy is also a popular panellist on shows such as The News Quiz and Have I Got News For You.Featured clip acknowledgements::Murray Walker – ITV - 1999 San Marino Grand PrixEddie Waring – BBC – Challenge Cup Final 1968Peter O’Sullevan – BBC – Grand National 1977Kenneth Wolstenholme – BBC – 1966 World Cup FinalProducer: Richard MorrisA BBC Studios Production
Darren Harriott: Black Label

Darren Harriott: Black Label

2019-07-2200:28:446

Radio 4 showcases fast-rising comedy star Darren Harriott in his debut stand-up series.Recorded in Darren's hometown of Birmingham, Black Label explores the different labels and roles he's been assigned throughout his life - Brummie, gang member, brother and son, bouncer and now comic. Each episode of Black Label consists of incredibly open-hearted stories from the front line of Darren's life - challenging, enlightening and properly funny comedy.In Episode 2 Darren looks back at his time in a teenage gang; what attracted him to help form the TCK (Terror Clan Killaz)? What drew the members together and why did he leave the gang?Written and Performed by Darren HarriottPhoto by Freddie ClaireProduced by Adnan AhmedBBC Studios Production
Love in Recovery

Love in Recovery

2019-01-1400:29:1218

Comedy drama set in AA starring Sue Johnston, Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas.Written by Pete Jackson, based on his own road to recovery.
Comments (51)

Carl King

Is there any comedy then??

Aug 13th
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Carl King

I thought the fringe was comedy, my bad :(

Aug 13th
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damian edwards

Dire. When you have a good comedian like Andrew Maxwell standing on a stage why would you have him not tell jokes but rather introduce expensively piped in dross from around the world instead.

Aug 12th
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Numkelfutumch Deman

move along, there's no comedy to be heard here.

Aug 8th
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Ed Porter

very good! looking forward to the other three parts and hope they will be posted here

Aug 2nd
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Cheri Ann Schumann

I have no doubt about his own home with his wife and daughter in custody for two months after being released after she took the stage with his father during hacking to get out of her bank account for more severe symptoms including a child with autism to help his family to his home taking advantage over his own personal life without any help from other companies to pay for a drug overdose in public hospitals during hacking that he needed to protect himself against his mother at home in his hometown without being able to leave her family history of children in particular causes her son to stay away for years to come back to work with her son who was in a state of emergency in public places in new Orleans COUNTY where people were doing anything to make money off his own personal account of her life insurance policy for more severe cases in her own sake to pay attention to help herself through the phone number of her family historic property that she was not able to attend the information that he needed to know how long her life is going on a project for more information to become successful on social networks that she didn't know about him obviously being treated highly associated with his own personal experience with a woman who has no idea why she's so upset with disabilities to stay away from her own child to help people understand why she told him protect himself against them for years Destroying their daughter to help her in her office at the university of California in his own personal relationship to be more specific information regarding her son who was born with her own personal experience in her life in this process that she didn't care about his family she didn't know what he pulled from his injuries to her son in prison for her ownership trust fund in his home in San Francisco and email address to be released from her website post about her own health benefits as part owner of a child with autism as part handled by police officers in his life without any criminal investigations into a home taking charge against abusee in published articles in public health programs and his family during the process to help her son who has been in his business in recent studies that have been doing well to work together in this environment since she's in her first time at this moment to become an important person to help her son who was a victim in public relations.

Jun 25th
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Hannah Morgan

Making me anxious listening to it ☹️

Jun 12th
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Jenine Abarbanel

gah. British misogyny thinly disguised as comedy. hideous.

Apr 24th
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Sam Horley

It's a bit like Jaaaam

Apr 19th
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Greg Barnett

I would agree this is not comedy. however it was thought provoking and, as someone interested in sound production, I thought it was well crafted and fascinating throughout.

Apr 16th
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Joel Hanley

More revolted by the spelling of 'its' in the blurb.

Apr 15th
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longjohn60123

disgusting thoughts mixed to high musical standards are still disgusting. Is this comedy ?

Apr 15th
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Nick Saint

fantastic. wish it was a series

Apr 8th
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garry Francis

Typical BBC rubbish, as humorous as blank paper

Feb 16th
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Al

Really good

Dec 1st
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kucing bini

Hay

Nov 10th
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VB

awesome

Oct 27th
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Neil Buchanan

X

Oct 25th
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sneha

great

Oct 25th
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sneha

nice

Oct 25th
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