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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.

Comedy of the Week BBC Radio 4

    • Comedy
    • 3.5 • 158 Ratings

Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.

    Your Place or Mine with Shaun Keaveny: Sarah Kendall on Newcastle, Australia

    Your Place or Mine with Shaun Keaveny: Sarah Kendall on Newcastle, Australia

    In the first episode of Your Place or Mine, comedian and writer Sarah Kendall joins Shaun Keaveny to try and convince him to go on a trip to her hometown, the coal-mining city of Newcastle, Australia. The cafe culture and oceanside bathing pools sound tempting - but will Shaun actually commit to the day-long flight?

    Your Place Or Mine is the travel podcast that isn’t going anywhere - not until guests can convince Shaun Keaveny it’s worth getting off the sofa for. Each week a familiar face will try to persuade Shaun and resident geographer, historian and comedian Iszi Lawrence that jetting off to their favourite destination is worth the hassle.

    Across the series listeners will be able to figuratively globe-trot to a new destination, as guests share a personal guide to their favourite place on the planet. Iszi will be on hand to check out the facts during the podcast’s metaphorical tour of its visitors’ much-loved locations.

    With all the missed travel these past two years, Your Place Or Mine will explore whether getting back on a plane is too much for our wallets and limited carbon budgets, or if seeing the world and experiencing global cultures is something we can’t afford to miss.

    Your Place or Mine is a BBC Audio production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

    Producers: Proinsias O’Coinn and Jen Whyntie

    • 40 min
    Welcome to the Neighbourhood: James Acaster

    Welcome to the Neighbourhood: James Acaster

    Jayde Adams and guest James Acaster dive into the feisty world of community apps and messageboards, sifting through the angry neighbourhood bins to find disgruntled comedy gold.

    From biggest beefs to weirdest news, Jayde discovers a hotbed of (largely unintentional) hilarity with graffiti-daubed wheelie bins, stray cats, e-scooters and more.

    Jayde and the production team would like to hear about what's riling up the neighbours around Britain. Are your groups kicking off? Listeners can submit screenshots of the funniest and freakiest posts and threads to welcometotheneighbourhood@bbc.co.uk.

    Presenter: Jayde Adams
    Producer: Cornelius Mendez

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum

    Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum

    Comedian Tom Mayhew is joined by his mate Sian Davies to talk about cheap dates, love and relationships as Tom’s stand up explores sexuality and feelings among the working class.

    Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum is an autobiographical stand-up series where the comedian shares stories about his life growing up working class and his time on benefits. The show takes a wry, sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their head.

    Written and Performed by Tom Mayhew
    Featuring Chris Cantrill and Sian Davies
    Additional Material – Olivia Phipps
    Production Coordinator – Katie Baum
    Producer – Benjamin Sutton
    A BBC Studios Production.

    • 14 min
    The Ultimate Choice

    The Ultimate Choice

    Steph McGovern leads a pair of seriously funny minds through some devious Would You Rather dilemmas, to find definitive answers to the great questions of our age. Or not.

    In this episode, comedians Russell Kane and Ria Lina step up to the plate, with their fates to be decided by the wise and all-powerful studio audience, who will make the ultimate choice.

    Starring Steph McGovern, Russell Kane and Ria Lina
    Devised by Jon Harvey and Joseph Morpurgo
    Mixed by David Thomas
    Production Support: Leah Marks
    Associate Producer: Joseph Morpurgo
    Produced and edited by Jon Harvey
    Executive Producer: Ed Morrish

    A Naked production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Robin Ince's Reality Tunnel

    Robin Ince's Reality Tunnel

    Escaping the confines of The Infinite Monkey Cage, comedian Robin Ince takes us on a journey through his Reality Tunnel in this two-part stand-up show, recorded specially for Radio 4.

    Performing in front of a live audience in Manchester, Robin examines the brain’s relationship with reality and over the two episode series, he looks at the difference between the inner and the outer self and considers how we put together our picture of the world.

    Written and performed by Robin Ince
    Produced by Carl Cooper

    Sound Manager - Jerry Peal
    Sound Editor - Joshan Chana
    Production Coordinator - Katie Baum
    Picture by Steve Best

    This was a BBC Studios production

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Monty_dog ,

Some nice bits but often boring!

Some of the great sketch and gameshows are great but the interviews and the host are quite unfunny. I recomend for when you've nothing else to listen too except your piling up Ted Talks you need to see but don't waste your time on this go listen to No Such Thing As A Fish or Friday Night Comedy.
(Or try radiolab!)

Macminifan12345 ,

Good selection of content

I generally find the shows aired here to be high quality and generally quite funny. Would recommend to anyone who likes Brit humour.

MiloMinderbiner56 ,

Not For Me Thanks

Feeble. What happened to the normal Friday night & Comedy of the Week?

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