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Comedy of the Week

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.

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A break

By sarashubhada - Nov 27 2018
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A funny break from my life. Pretty solid.

Getting better

By Pecheez - Jul 11 2017
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Funny keeps getting funnier.

iTunes Ratings

224 Ratings
Average Ratings
136
48
15
8
17

A break

By sarashubhada - Nov 27 2018
Read more
A funny break from my life. Pretty solid.

Getting better

By Pecheez - Jul 11 2017
Read more
Funny keeps getting funnier.
Cover image of Comedy of the Week

Comedy of the Week

Updated 12 days ago

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.

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Rank #1: Funny From the Fringe - Ep 2

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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.
Aug 20 2019
28 mins
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Rank #2: BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award: The Final

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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 Ahmed
A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Aug 19 2019
56 mins
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Rank #3: Funny From the Fringe - Ep 1

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The sights, sounds and smells of the world's biggest arts festival.
Aug 13 2019
28 mins
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Rank #4: Welcome To Wherever You Are

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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 @elianalacasa
is 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 Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production
Aug 12 2019
28 mins
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Rank #5: Gaby's Talking Pictures

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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 Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona

Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
Executive Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Recorded at RADA Studios, London

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4
Aug 05 2019
28 mins
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Rank #6: Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers

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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 Prix
Eddie Waring – BBC – Challenge Cup Final 1968
Peter O’Sullevan – BBC – Grand National 1977
Kenneth Wolstenholme – BBC – 1966 World Cup Final

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production
Jul 29 2019
29 mins
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Rank #7: Love in Recovery

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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.
Jan 14 2019
28 mins
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