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Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

    Summer Comedy Festival - Daliso Chaponda

    Summer Comedy Festival - Daliso Chaponda

    Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts.

    In episode 3 it's Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda's turn as host as he wanders round his own fantasy Festival of Protest. Black Lives Matter, Me Too, climate change, cancel culture and social mobility are all explored by Daliso and his passionate guests.

    Host... Daliso Chaponda
    Guest... Athena Kugblenu
    Guest... Scott Bennett
    Guest... Kate Lucas
    Guest... Russell Kane

    Producer... Carl Cooper
    Production co-ordinator... Caroline Barlow
    Sound... Chris McLean

    This is a BBC Studios Production

    • 29 min
    Summer Comedy Festival - Jo Brand

    Summer Comedy Festival - Jo Brand

    Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts.

    In episode 2 it's Jo Brand's turn as chief curator as she brings together all her favourite festival ingredients for a celebration of poetry. She's joined by performance poets Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish as well as the impressionist Lewis MacLeod and the comedy poet, John Hegley.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound: Chris McLean
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    Summer Comedy Festival - Miles Jupp

    Summer Comedy Festival - Miles Jupp

    Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts.

    In episode 1, Miles Jupp is our host as he takes us around his bespoke festival site to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent, Abandoman on the music stage and TMS' very own Alison Mitchell in the Cricket Tent (of course there's a cricket tent, it's Miles Jupp we're talking about). Paul Sinha also attempts to run a quiz in the Trivia Tent and stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound: Chris McLean
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 6

    Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 6

    If you’ve ever wondered what Michael Gove’s real job was, this episode reveals all. Plus the government’s Covid rules are clarified at last, and Laura Kuenssberg and the BBC’s North America correspondent battle it out to establish who in the world has said the stupidest thing.

    Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson.

    Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Edward Tew, Gareth Ceredig, Alex Hardy, Athena Kugblenu, Lewis Cook and Paige Wilson.

    Producer Bill Dare
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 5

    Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 5

    If you don’t know what a Kanye West is, then Joan Bakewell will explain all, and Her Majesty the Queen tells us why she’s helping out the FBI. There’s also a special guest at Downton Abbey, and a new role for Daniel Day Lewis.

    Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson.

    Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Athena Kugblenu, Cody Dahler, Gareth Ceredig, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy, Paige Wilson, Sophie Dickson and Edward Tew.

    Producer Bill Dare
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 29 min
    Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 4

    Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 4

    We hear from Leicester’s oldest resident about the lockdown restrictions, the real reasons for the Covid19 outbreaks in meat factories, and a former Prime Minister performs in Alan Bennett’s latest Talking Head.

    Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson.

    Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Alex Hardy, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Gareth Ceredig, Athena Kugblenu, Kate Lipson and Sophie Dixon.

    Producer Bill Dare
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
479 Ratings

479 Ratings

newzealandjohn ,

Wd40

Yes, the 40 in WD40 was the 40th formulation for the water dispersant. So before you make fun of people for not knowing something (KellyAnne Conway not knowing the 19 in covid19 referred to the year) make sure you know what your analogy means or you look stupid. Also the G in 5 G means generation, the fifth generation of mobile phone technology.

cjacsutton ,

5 stars for news quiz

And the now show and dead ringers. Really hoping lobby land finishes soon and we can get back to them.

marimickflury ,

Great

This podcast is great and makes me laugh when I’m down! The only thing I don’t like is that you need to make the episodes more often. Other the best podcast in the galaxy great job.

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