Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.
Sunil Patel: An Idiot's Guide to Cryptocurrency
In a desperate bid to become rich, comedian and broadcaster Sunil Patel attempts to live off cryptocurrency alone. In this episode, Sunil tries to pay for everything only using cryptocurrency, and ends up having to travel to El Salvador to get his big shop done.
Including interviews with academic Patrick Shortis and the performing talents of Christopher Biggins.
Written by and Starring Sunil Patel
Featuring Helen Bauer and Christopher Biggins
Additional Material from Charlie Dinkin
Assistant Producer - Ewan McAdam
Production Manager - Laura Shaw
Producer - Benjamin Sutton
A Daddy’s SuperYacht production for BBC Radio 4
Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual
Mike Bubbins is a good bloke, a good husband and a good Dad, but he never quite feels like he fits in. Not in an odd way, he's keen to point out. It's just he dresses like he lives in the 70s, his house looks like a 70s film set, and he drives a 70s Ford Cortina.
So yeah, in other words, in an odd way.
He's not done bad for a lad who failed his A-Levels, became a PE teacher (see 'failed his A-levels’), worked as an Elvis impersonator, and then signed up for a writing course but got the wrong day and turned up for a stand-up comedy course instead. Because it was raining, and his wife had already dropped him off, he decided he might as well stay.
Eleven years later, he presents his debut Radio 4 show.
We've all been through a lot, emotionally and psychologically, with the extraordinary events of the pandemic. In the middle of the biggest crisis the world has witnessed since the war, we all had to assess who we were, what our priorities were, what our core relationships are and how robust they really are.
Luckily, Bubbins isn't interested in any of that. He wasn't even involved in the pandemic. Because he lives in the 70s. In this show, he aims to take us back to a time before Covid and other complexities - a much simpler time.
Written and performer by Mike Bubbins, recorded at Mach Festival, 2022.
Produced by Siren Turner and Lianne Coop.
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4
Stephen Bailey: One of Many
Stephen Bailey is a lightweight boxer who lost a fight to Conor McGregor, he's an investor with £84 million in the bank, he's Axel Rose's stepfather and if you keep scrolling, he's also a comedian from Manchester.
Stephen is seriously contemplating changing his name in 2022, as he believes being Stephen Bailey is hindering his success - after all, a name change is one of the oldest tricks in showbiz. If the name maketh the man, it's made a lot of Stephen Baileys and the rest of them are always doing something more newsworthy than our Stephen.
This is a bespoke stand-up special about identity, where Stephen will work out whether you can change your whole life, just by changing your name.
Written and performed by Stephen Bailey
Production Coordinator: Katie Baum
Produced by: Georgia Keating and Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Athena Kugblenu: Magnifying Class
Athena has a conservatory (it came with the man). But what does that tell us about her identity? She’s got an aluminium hooded extractor fan and uses fabric conditioner. But does the quilted toilet roll in both of Athena’s toilets signify a working class girl done good? Or does it say that the rigid way we look at class might need a rethink? This stand up show tackles these questions and gives Athena the courage to finally live her truth as an upwardly mobile individual.
Producer... Leila Navabi
Production Coordinator... Caroline Barlow
A BBC Studios Production
The Skewer is quite a well done political show. Reminds me of Vicki Bennett’s People Like Us work.
Thank you very much for giving me a laugh every week. 😅😂🤣🤪
It’s a creeper.
It starts out slowly but...Next thing you know you like it.