Radio comedy

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Bleak Expectations review – agreeably funny Dickensian spoof as cosy as a woollen teapot
Caroline Leslie’s production sends up the less problematic Victorian foibles with a terrifically spirited barrage of juicy one-liners, blunt anachronisms and pleasing melodrama

Brian Logan

18, May, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Angela Barnes: ‘Comedy’s the only job I’ve had where I don’t feel like a failure’
As she tours her latest show, the sanguine standup talks about trolls, deafness and finding joy through performing

Si Hawkins

24, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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This week in audio: Ten to the Top; Ken Bruce; The Debutante; Firecrotch and Normcore – review
As Radio 2’s replacement pop quiz gets off to a dubious start, Ken Bruce spreads joy from a new perch. Plus, Jon Ronson’s gripping tale of a debutante-turned-spy, and a killer Succession podcast

Jude Rogers

15, Apr, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Frank Skinner says former radio co-host Gareth Richards is fighting for his life
Comedian broke down in tears live on air as he told listeners his friend was involved in serious road accident

Nadeem Badshah

01, Apr, 2023 @7:58 PM

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‘I did standup with my baby strapped to me’ – the comics motherhood can’t stop
Some lied. Some hid it. And a few even mined it for jokes. Becoming a mum used to be near-fatal to a comedian’s career. But now, in a Mother’s Day special, we meet the new wave taking on taboos

Rachael Healy

14, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Jack Dee: ‘I’m a positive energy kind of guy’
The comedian on doing standup in prison, his first open mic with Paul Merton and taking I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue on tour

Interview by Liam Pape

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Jon Richardson: ‘My personal decline is much funnier than that of the country’
The comedian on supermarket petrol stations, working with his wife Lucy Beaumont and the comedy heroes he fell in love with in the 90s

Interview by Liam Pape

16, Jan, 2023 @9:13 AM

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Andrew Nickolds obituary
Comedy writer who worked on Maureen Lipman’s Agony, The Lenny Henry Show, Ed Reardon’s Week and Dave Podmore

Matthew Engel

20, Dec, 2022 @11:43 AM

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‘Nobody was safe’: the shocking, dangerous brilliance of Victor Lewis-Smith
He was an acerbic satirist with a maverick streak – and he would happily target everything from Captain Pugwash to Jimmy Savile. His legacy is enormous

Tim Worthington

13, Dec, 2022 @1:39 PM

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Helen Zaltzman and Martin Austwick: the 10 funniest things we have ever seen (on the internet)
The hosts of the Allusionists podcast share their online favourites, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a true crime pod, and #portmantNOs

Helen Zaltzman and Martin Austwick

20, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The week in audio: Doctor Who: Redacted; Access All; Will Be Wild
You don’t need to be a superfan to relish the BBC’s new Doctor Who-inspired podcast drama

Miranda Sawyer

07, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The week in audio: Fallen Women; Iain Dale; Kevin O’Sullivan; A House in History and more
A chilling podcast explores 17 cases of women who fell to their deaths in suspicious circumstances

Miranda Sawyer

16, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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