Comedy of the Week

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


  • Olga Koch: Fight

    Oct 21 2019

    In 2014, Olga Koch’s father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family’s life. Olga takes the listener behind the iron curtain, giving us an insight into what it was like to grow up in the newly-formed Russian Federation, how Putin's Russia came about, and why her family now live in exile in Munich. Based on Olga's hit Edinburgh Award-nominated show, Fight is the battle cry for a generation that takes freedom for granted, inspired by...more

  • Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat

    Oct 14 2019

    Award-winning author-comedian Sofie Hagen examines society’s relationship with fat people and, with her infectious wit, sets a funny and impassioned agenda for moving beyond mere body positivity to a better world for everyone - fat or not. Fatphobia is one of the last acceptable prejudices in a world that should really know better. Society continues to send poisonous messages about weight and size, causing widespread misery and mental illness, and dangerously skewing the priorities of millions ...more

  • Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes

    Oct 07 2019

    Marian Keyes is a publishing sensation - her works of fiction (Rachel's Holiday, The Break and others) have sold in their millions, across the globe. In this new series, Marian reads selections from her non-fiction writing, in conversation with her friend and actor Tara Flynn. This week's theme is Ireland and the Irish. Alongside the craic, Marian reads Passport Out Of Here and Do You Know The Bus Stop In Kilkenny? from her collection Under The Duvet. Presenters: Tara Flynn and Marian Keyes Pr...more

  • Quiz Nite!

    Sep 30 2019

    A series of comedy plays on a quizzing theme, written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Episode 2. " PTA" Lowfield Primary School is looking for a new organizer for the annual PTA fundraising Quiz. But competition among the parents for this coveted post proves greater than expected... Writers Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis Mr Fielder... Steve Punt Marina... Rosie Cavaliero Joyce... Gbemisola Ilkumelo Mrs Duggan... Selina Griffiths Jerry Halliwell... Hugh Dennis Producer Carl Cooper A BBC Studios ...more

  • Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

    Sep 23 2019

    Alexei offers his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn and the left, laments the decline of small business and explains what the 1997 film Starship Troopers can teach us all. Written by Alexei Sayle Performed by Alexei Sayle Produced by Joe Nunnery Music and Lyrics by Tim Sutton A BBC Studios Production