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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 a TV show, a film, a book, an album or a comic that means something to them. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works. Maybe there's just a lot of giggling.

Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick a TV show, a film, a book, an album or a comic that means something to them. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works. Maybe there's just a lot of giggling.
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United Kingdom

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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 a TV show, a film, a book, an album or a comic that means something to them. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works. Maybe there's just a lot of giggling.

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English

Contact:

07784261194


Episodes

XMAS SPECIAL 2: Sara Gibbs on A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/25/2018
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It's our second Christmas Special, as comedy writer Sara Gibbs (Succubus, Dead Ringers, Daily Mash) joins us round the fire to talk about the very first Peanuts TV special, 1965's A Charlie Brown Christmas, a cockle-warming mainstay of seasonal telly.

Duration:00:45:59

XMAS SPECIAL 1: Neil Forsyth on Morecambe & Wise Xmas 1977

12/23/2018
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Neil Forsyth, the writer of Eric, Ernie & Me talks about Eddie Braben's writing for the 1977 Morecambe and Wise Christmas special, the ratings smasher that drew half the nation round the telly.

Duration:00:55:52

Chris Addison on Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

12/20/2018
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Award winning comedy performer, writer and director Chris Addison (The Thick of It, Veep) talks about the life-changing effect of Victoria Wood's 1980s sketch series As Seen On TV.

Duration:01:07:38

Caroline Norris on Trevor and Simon

12/13/2018
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Award winning producer Caroline Norris (Horrible Histories, Tracey Ullman, Armstrong & Miller) celebrates Saturday morning telly's pant-swinging double act Trevor and Simon, and talks about the art of making comedy for children that adults can enjoy too.

Duration:01:07:21

Nish Kumar on Darkplace

12/6/2018
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Comedian Nish Kumar (The Mash Report, Newsjack) talks about his love for "the comedy nerd's Valhalla" Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, a single series of six perfectly formed horror spoofs from Matt Holness, Richard Ayoade, Alice Lowe and Matt Berry.

Duration:01:00:43

John Luke Roberts on Tom Lehrer

11/29/2018
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Comedy writer, performer and absurdist John Luke Roberts talks about his lifelong love for the acerbic songs of Tom Lehrer.

Duration:00:59:51

Margaret Cabourn-Smith on A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

11/22/2018
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Comedy actor Margaret Cabourn-Smith talks openly about her lifelong infatuation with Fry & Laurie, and comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris join in. An unseemly scramble to quote the most sketches ensues.

Duration:01:06:08

Mat Baynton on The Big Lebowski

11/15/2018
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Award Winning actor and writer Mat Baynton (The Wrong Mans, Horrible Histories) slouches in and pours himself a white Russian to celebrate the Coen Brothers' shambling masterpiece The Big Lebowski, with comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

Duration:01:07:37

Paul King on To Be Or Not To Be

11/8/2018
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Paddington's award-winning director Paul King joins us to talk about how he brought the bear to the screen, and to show us one of his favourite films, Ernst Lubitsch's hilarious 1942 Nazis vs Luvvies comedy 'To Be Or Not To Be'.

Duration:01:09:19

Barunka O'Shaughnessy on Shaun Micallef

11/1/2018
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Writer, script editor and funny person Barunka O'Shaughnessy (co-writer with Julia Davis of the award-winning Hunderby) sits down with Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley to celebrate Australian sketch comedy The Micallef Program, and in particular the sketch Spiffington Manse, giving the period drama a further stupid kicking.

Duration:00:58:45

Ed Morrish on The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (radio series)

10/25/2018
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Radio comedy producer Ed Morrish (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The News Quiz, Welcome To Our Village) talks to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris about the series that gave radio comedy production a good name: Douglas Adams' Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

Duration:01:04:57

Kevin Eldon on The Rutles

10/18/2018
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Comedy performer and writer Kevin Eldon (Jam, It's Kevin, Big Train, Hot Fuzz, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle) talks to Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley about his love for Neil Innes and Eric Idle's pitch-perfect Beatles pastiche, The Rutles.

Duration:01:01:38

Aisling Bea on Father Ted

10/11/2018
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Comedian and writer Aisling Bea talks about how Father Ted changed her life, in conversation with comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

Duration:01:19:50

Tom Davis on The Wonder Years

10/4/2018
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The BAFTA award winning Tom Davis (Murder in Successville, Action Team) talks to comedy writers Jason Hazaley & Joel Morris about the heart-yanking final episode of pioneering family sitcom The Wonder Years. "And that was when it hit me..."

Duration:00:51:40

Sue Perkins on This Is Spinal Tap - LIVE!

9/27/2018
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Recorded LIVE in front of an audience at the London Podcast Festival 2018. Writer, performer and national treasure Sue Perkins unleashes a triple-gatefold-album of praise for This Is Spinal Tap, joining comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris in their respective onstage translucent pods.

Duration:01:05:40

SERIES ONE: The Clip Show

8/9/2018
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While we're on holiday, a chance to revisit some of our favourite bits of series one. Thanks to all our fantastic guests, and thanks to you for listening. Back soon with a load more good stuff.

Duration:00:35:16

Matthew Holness on Monty Python's Holy Grail LP

7/19/2018
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Writer, comedian and director Matthew Holness (Garth Merenghi's Darkplace, Back) joins Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris to discuss the LP album version of Monty Python And The Holy Grail and the influence it had on him and his work. That's not the film, but the record*. Because that's how we do things round Rule Of Three way. (*The EXECUTIVE version of the record, naturally.)

Duration:01:01:29

Katherine Jakeways on Ever Decreasing Circles

7/12/2018
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Comedy writer and actor Katherine Jakeways (North by Northamptonshire, Armstrong & Miller, Tracey Ullman) brings in the classic cricket match episode of Esmonde & Larbey's "Ever Decreasing Circles", to lay in front of Joel Morris (who genuflects politely) and Jason Hazeley (who commits frenzied sacrifice in its honour) for the hosts both know this sitcom's awesome suburban power.

Duration:01:07:21

Cariad Lloyd on Whose Line Is It Anyway?

7/5/2018
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Comedy performer, writer, improviser and multi-award winning podcaster Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast, Austentatious, Murder In Successville, Comedy Store Players) talks to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris about her love for TV's groundbreaking improvised comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? as well as discussing how comedy can help cope with personal tragedy, and how the hell improvisation works.

Duration:01:12:38

Tony Way on Trading Places

6/28/2018
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Comedy writer and actor Tony Way (Reeves & Mortimer, Fast Show, Brian Pern, Game of Thrones) brings in the classic 1980s Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis comedy Trading Places for discussion with comedy writers Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris, while dressed as Father Christmas with all salmon in his beard.

Duration:00:53:28