Comedy of the Week

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


  • Fred at The Stand

    Apr 21 2019

    Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh. This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t - yet. In this first episode, Fred introduces the incredible Ria Lina who celebrates her favourite child with her unique parenting style, the challenging Eshaan Akbar sees through thinly-veiled racism on public transport, the self-confessed unde...more

  • The Skewer (Extended Mix)

    Apr 15 2019

    An extended mix of the brand new open-door topical show from the mind of broadcaster, producer and audio-fiddler Jon Holmes of Listen Against and The Now Show - with digital consultancy and audio support from the Technical Director of the relaunched Radiophonic Workshop. It’s also a radio comedy access point for a new generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Sketch-writing has long been the way into...more

  • Ability

    Apr 08 2019

    Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn't the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and "up for stuff" - partly because he is keen to show that there's nothing he can't do, but also because, if he's honest, he's aware that he's less likely than other people to get the blame. In this second series of the award nominated comedy, Matt is still sharing a flat with his best mate, Jess. He is still in lo...more

  • Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off... Article 50

    Apr 01 2019

    He’s back! Marcus Brigstocke stars as Budleigh Salterton’s biggest idiot, come to help us over the cliff-edge in a show that - in a tribute to Brexit – will still be being put together right up to the last minute. It's misery chez the Wemmbley Hogg household. Since Giles's mother - Mums - and his father - Peter Wemmbley Hogg, same spelling - voted on opposite sides of the Brexit coin, nobody is speaking to each other anymore and Giles isn't even allowed to use the word "chez”. So, if - like Gi...more

  • Date Night

    Mar 25 2019

    Semi-improvised comedy show written and performed by Marc Wootton with Catherine Tate, Monica Dolan, Katherine Parkinson, Hammed Animashaun, Ellie White and Jamie Demetriou. Together they portray a series of couples all embracing the modern phenomenon of date night. DATE NIGHT, noun: A pre-arranged occasion when a couple who have been together for a long time commit to a regular night out in order to keep their relationship alive. The series follows a collection of couples who are desperately ...more

  • Love in Recovery

    Jan 14 2019

    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.