Comedy of the Week

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


  • The Skewer

    Jan 20 2020

    A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply ha...more

  • Joe Lycett's Obsessions

    Jan 13 2020

    Joe Lycett returns for a second series, exploring the nation's weird and wonderful obsessions by getting to know a selection of famous and not so famous guests. Joining Joe on the sofa this week, weather presenter Carol Kirkwood shares her obsession with a cat called Donald, whilst Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo reveals her love of trainers. Joe also welcomes members of the public to share their secret passions, as well as this week's VOP (very obsessed person), Paul Fraine, who introduces Joe to the wor...more

  • The Casebook Of Max And Ivan

    Jan 06 2020

    Acclaimed double-act Max and Ivan return one last time as incompetent private detectives for hire. It’s New Year’s Eve, but any plans for celebration are put on ice as Max and Ivan are tasked with investigating fearsome crime family matriarch, Mama Shanks - played by special guest Katherine Parkinson. Word on the street is that she has something big planned for this very evening but, in a plot that takes in vaping, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and 10,000 bees, can Max and Ivan find out what it going do...more

  • The New Year International Comedy Show

    Jan 03 2020

    A festive celebration of the best comedy talent from around the world in a special programme recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre, brought to you by The Arts Hour. Malawian stand-up Daliso Chaponda hosts the star studded line up which features the BBC’s best comedy new comer, American Janine Harouni; the first woman to have a Netflix European comedy special, German Iranian Enissa Amani; Malaysian Nigel Ng, the host of comedy podcast Rice to Meet You; Australian rising star Brodi Snook; the host of ...more

  • The Museum of Curiosity

    Dec 30 2019

    The Museum of Curiosity is a Rose d’Or winning panel show in its fourteenth series hosted by John Lloyd (Blackadder, Spitting Image, Not The Nine O’Clock News, QI). Each series is ‘curated’ by a different comedian – the Museum’s current curator is Bridget Christie (A Bic For Her, Netflix's Stand Up for Her and the Rose d'Or winning Bridget Christie Minds The Gap). Last Christmas the Museum reunited four of its previous curators (Sally Phillips, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr and Jo Brand) for its first C...more