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Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick something that makes them laugh. A book, a film, a tv show, a comic, a radio show, anything. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works, or we just giggle until we're finished. Both approaches are valid.


WINNER BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2020: Best Arts & Culture Podcast

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    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick something that makes them laugh. A book, a film, a tv show, a comic, a radio show, anything. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works, or we just giggle until we're finished. Both approaches are valid.


WINNER BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2020: Best Arts & Culture Podcast

    Andrew Hunter-Murray on The Meaning Of Liff

    Andrew Hunter-Murray on The Meaning Of Liff

    Andrew Hunter-Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, QI) chooses Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's little book of words for things there aren't words for yet, The Meaning of Liff, and talks about working with Lloyd on the latest edition.


    (Recorded LIVE at the Great Big Owl Podcast Festival Owlchella '20, London, February 2020)
     
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    • 57 min
    Moose Allain on The Far Side

    Moose Allain on The Far Side

    Cartoonist Moose Allain talks of his love for Gary Larson's era-defining Far Side cartoons.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Izzy Mant on The Comic Strip: The Strike

    Izzy Mant on The Comic Strip: The Strike

    Producer, writer and comedian Izzy Mant (Peep Show, Gameface, Harry & Paul) talks about her love for The Comic Strip's pin-sharp film industry satire The Strike.


    (photo by Idil Sukan)
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Robin Ince on John Waters' Hairspray (1988)

    Robin Ince on John Waters' Hairspray (1988)

    Comedian Robin Ince talks about his love for John Waters' joyous 1960s dance comedy Hairspray.
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Joe Thomas on The Office: Quiz Night

    Joe Thomas on The Office: Quiz Night

    Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat) picks The Office's storming 'quiz night' episode (series one, episode three). That's the real quiz. That's the real quiz.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lucy Mangan on Steve Martin Live (1979)

    Lucy Mangan on Steve Martin Live (1979)

    Columnist, author and TV critic Lucy Mangan talks about the joy and comfort she finds in Steve Martin's 1979 stadium stand-up show.
     
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

wowosote ,

Amazing perspectives on comedy

If you are interested in why things are funny at all you should listen to all of these. Hearing funny people explain what they appreciate and learned from classics unpacks a huge amount of so structural information that you just don’t get when people talk about themselves or works that haven’t had time to simmer into our culture. It’s also funny!

jonrob5000 ,

Hours of aceness

A brilliant series that brings out the joy of comedy - whether you’re familiar with the subjects or not. You could learn a bit about how comedy works, but not necessarily. This is the podcast equivalent of a trusted mate saying ‘have you heard this?’.

cindyT6k ,

Glorious!

Paul King and the hosts discussing Paddington and To Be or Not To Be is so amazing. Funny, insightful, even educational, and glorious!

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