Comedy of the Week

Comedy of the Week Podcast

Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Sindhu Vee.

Life on Egg
When an oil field is discovered in the sea near The Egg, the team are excited about the riches that could soon come their way. But their excitement is short-lived when they discover this oil field could actually threaten the very existence of The Egg itself. It'll take all of Harry, Anne and Peter's wit, courage and determination to extricate themselves from this sticky situation. It might also take a guillemot or two. Starring: Harry Hill as Governor Harry Karen Bartke as Anne Marek Larwood as Peter Gyles...

ReincarNathan
Nathan Blakely was a popstar, Until he died and was reincarnated as a snail. Will he ever make it back to human again? It's Quantum Leap meets Planet Earth meets an idiot. Daniel Rigby, Diane Morgan and Josh Widdicombe star in this new comedy series about the afterlife. A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4 Diane Morgan - Jenny Daniel Rigby - Nathan Tom Craine - Tim from next door Henry Paker - Denis and Waiter Freya Parker - Susan, Conchita, Dying Snail Josh Widdicombe - Bert Writers: Tom Craine and ...

Prepper
Comedy with Sue Johnston and Pearl Mackie. Trump. ISIS. The Courgette Crisis. Signs of civilisation’s fragility are all around. No wonder the Doomsday Clock just nudged closer to midnight. In this fearscape, more and more ordinary people are wondering how they’d cope if everything we take for granted (law and order, access to healthcare, iceberg lettuces in Sainsburys) was taken away. Preppers - a large and rapidly growing global community - have taken this thought one step further. They’re actively skil...


Mark Steel's In Town
Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 with the ninth series of his award-winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. In the first episode Mark visits Hastings. Hastings is mainly known for its famous battle, but they don't like to go on about that. Apart from over seventy businesses with 1066 in the title, you hardly see it mentione...

Love in Recovery
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....

Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You
Award-winning comedian and super-sharp everywoman Angela Barnes tackles life and love and, with the help of the audience, packs herself a fantasy coffin. In part tribute to Angela's beloved late father - a larger than life gregarious character, he was a sex shop manager, naturist, and a big fan of caravans and pranks - Angela celebrates his carpe diem approach to life, and his motto "You Can't Take It With You". When her father died very suddenly in 2008, Angela and her family proved him wrong and stuffed h...


Party
Writer Tom Basden reunites the cast of this critically acclaimed Radio 4 series six years on as the group of aspiring political agitators once again apply their small minds to big problems. This Christmas one-off special sees the team reunite one last time to take on Donald Trump. Starring Tom Basden...Simon Anna Crilly...Mel Tim Key...Duncan Jonny Sweet...Jared Katy Wix...Phoebe Producer...Julia McKenzie A BBC Studios Production...

The Tim Vine Chat Show Christmas Special 2018
Tim Vine hears the Christmas stories of the British public and offers up a sack full of seasonal one-liners, definitely not traditional songs and fiendishly silly seasonal games. Featuring a seasonal lawn-mowing song and a man who lost his Christmas dinner. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The Damien Slash Mixtape
Multi-character YouTube star Damien Slash makes the move from online to Radio 4, in this new fast-paced, one-man sketch comedy show. From the surreal to the satirical, from the zeitgeist to the absurd, Damien serves up a range of high octane characters, all from his own voice. Adverts, actors, hipsters, trolls - no aspect of modern life is left un-skewered. Written by and starring Damien Slash (aka Daniel Barker). Guest starring Natasia Demetriou Production coordinated by Hayley Sterling Produced by Matt S...


Tudur Owen - Where on Earth is Anglesey?
What do CenterParcs, Sky Sports and The Royal Horticultural Society all have in common? They’ve all accidentally omitted Anglesey from their official maps of the UK in the recent past. It seems that despite being the largest island in the Irish Sea and the largest island of Wales, Anglesey remains a mystery to most and so one man is going to have to work his socks off to put it firmly back on the map. Hosted by Wales and Anglesey’s very own favourite stand-up, Tudur Owen, this programme is one man’s missi...

Alex Edelman's Peer Group
Nominated for this year’s main Edinburgh Comedy Award, and winner of the Newcomer in 2014, American comedian Alex Edelman is back for a second series of his show PEER GROUP in which he takes a comic look at what it’s like being a millennial today. The first episode is all about his relationship with materialism and what millennials actually want to own, apart from - obviously - a house. He looks at how the internet has changed people's perceptions of owning things, and what things actually mean anything to...

The Cold Swedish Winter: Childhood
The fourth series of the comedy following the fortunes of a British comic who has married into a Swedish family and is building a new life in Scandinavia. The series is set and recorded on location in Sweden, written Danny Robins (co-creator and writer of the Lenny Henry comedy Rudy’s Rare Records), and stars Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian Adam Riches along with a cast of Sweden’s most popular TV comedy actors. We catch up with Geoff (Adam Riches) and Linda (Sissela Benn) as the generous period of ...


Ankle Tag
The Evans family are back for another series. Former convict Bob is forced to live with his uptight son Gruff, sympathetic daughter-in-law Alice and granddaughter Carys whilst on parole. Ex-fraudster Bob gets the opportunity to catch up with a former resident of C Wing, who has written about his time in prison. Bob – Steve Speirs Gruff – Elis James Alice – Katy Wix Richard Flint – Neil Pearson Tabitha – Adelayo Adedayo Hakan – Naz Osmanoglu Pam - Anna Brophy Leon Written by Benjamin Partridge & Gareth ...

Joy
New sitcom starring Jocelyn Jee Esien about the world of a youth group leader called ‘Joy’. Joy was written by Jocelyn Jee Esien and Bola Agbaje, the script editors were Sarah Campbell and Laura Major. The performers were Nicholas Bailey, Nimisha Odedra, Vivienne Acheampong and Nathan Bryon. Producer, Suzy Grant A BBC Studios production...

Britain in Bits with Ross Noble
Ross Noble presents his surreal magazine show featuring celebrity guests and stories from around Britain - the best bits, the worst bits, the fascinating bits and the downright strange bits. Ross is joined in the studio by presenter, author and actress Fern Britton while Piers reports on the new musical about to make a splash in the West End - Boulangerie du Honte, a prequel to Les Miserables. We also hear about the rise in pickpockets and how we can protect ourselves, and an amazing story about an unlikel...


Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life
This episode was first broadcast in 2016. Multi-award winning Mark Watson is assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, as he revives his quest to make some sort of sense of life against the backdrop of a world that, in recent times, has come to seem even more peculiar than usual. The tenacious trio take on some of human life's central topics - family, spirituality, Scandinavia. Watson peddles his unique, high-octane stand-up while Simmons and Adamsdale chip in with...