12 episodes

The funny take on news with comedians from around the world.

Comedians Vs. The News BBC

    • News
    • 3.4 • 92 Ratings

The funny take on news with comedians from around the world.

    Joanna Hausmann and Njambi McGrath

    Joanna Hausmann and Njambi McGrath

    This week, as we reach the grand finale in the battle to become the next US president, Jess and Eman are joined by Venezuelan American comedian Joanna Hausmann and British Kenyan stand-up Njambi McGrath.

    What’s a Maga-zuelan? We ask why so many Venezuelans support Donald Trump. And what can Americans learn from Kenya’s Presidential power games?

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    • 27 min
    Dr Jason Leong and Evelyn Mok

    Dr Jason Leong and Evelyn Mok

    Malaysian comedian Dr Jason Leong and Swedish comic Evelyn Mok join Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to tackle the international headlines. This week, why is Malaysia facing a political crisis? And has the Swedish Prime Minister really banned trick or treating at Halloween?
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    • 29 min
    Deborah Frances-White and Tats Nkonzo

    Deborah Frances-White and Tats Nkonzo

    Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are joined by British-Australian comic Deborah Frances-White and top South African stand-up Tats Nkonzo to take on the global news headlines. This week, is it deal or no deal for the UK on Brexit? And are comedians really considered ‘essential workers’ in South Africa?
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    • 28 min
    Wonho Chung and Carol Zoccoli

    Wonho Chung and Carol Zoccoli

    Jordanian stand-up star Wonho Chung and brilliant Brazilian comedian Carol Zoccoli join comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to give their unique take on the world’s headlines.

    This week, how do Brazilians feel about the promise of a vaccine for Covid-19? And what does it take to be crowned the most beautiful camel in Dubai?

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    • 28 min
    Josie Long and Ari Eldjárn

    Josie Long and Ari Eldjárn

    Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn and British stand-up Josie Long join comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to tackle the global headlines.
    This week, what does it really mean to be vice-president of the United States? And exploring the mystery of a strange sound tormenting the residents of an Icelandic town.
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    • 27 min
    Tumi Morake and Gastor Almonte

    Tumi Morake and Gastor Almonte

    South Africa’s queen of comedy Tumi Morake and top American stand-up Gastor Almonte join comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to find the funny in the world’s news. This week, why is the South African defence minister in trouble for borrowing a plane? And the American football star who became a hero off the pitch.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

podloverlondon ,

Love it

A great new podcast with worldwide comedy. Just what I’ve been after. Keep them coming! X

fre_morgan ,

Excellent show!

Great show - the hosts are super smart and sweet. They manage to make this messed up world seem lighter and funnier.

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