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Brighten your week with an episode of the latest Radio 4 comedy. Every Monday we bring you a fantastic variety of comedians including Mark Thomas, Lenny Henry and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.




Ankle Tag plus Elis James and Gareth Gwynn interview

Elis James and Gareth Gwynn join Cariad Lloyd in the studio to talk about writing the new show, "loom rooms" and potty training. Career fraudster Bob has been away at Her Majesty's pleasure for the last 5 years, but he's just been released on licence with an Ankle Tag registered to his estranged son's address. Gruff isn't happy about it, but Bob is a charming man who manages to persuade other people in Gruff's life that his heart is in the right place. Elis James and Katy Wix play new...

Duration: 00:38:26

The John Moloney Show

The Godfather of British stand up comedy, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. Edward isn't feeling well, he's leaning to the far-right - and it's not clear if it's a balancing act or political abnormality. There's only one thing for it, a trip to the Vet. John and Edward come up against characters who don't understand their plight, nor that of those most in need. Edward may end up providing as many solutions as he receives. Featuring Karen Bartke...

Duration: 00:16:37

Fresh From the Fringe: 2017

Recorded at the BBC's Edinburgh Fringe festival site, rising star Kiri Pritchard-McLean showcases the cream of stand-up and sketch comedy from this year's festival. Featuring new talents Darren Harriott, New Zealand's Rose Matafeo, Jon Pointing as Cayden Hunter and American stand up Desiree Burch... Producer...Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production.

Duration: 00:30:10


Mark Watson hosts the final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, Radio 4's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future, from the Edinburgh Fringe. Past finalists include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Russell Howard and Rhod Gilbert. Sixty acts competed in six regional heats, and two semi-finals, held across the country to make it through to the live final in Edinburgh. The final six acts go head to head in the hope of being crowned winner of the BBC New...

Duration: 00:51:01

The Now Show at the Fringe

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis visit the Edinburgh Fringe and present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Featuring rising star Fern Brady, South African Comedian Loyiso Gola, SNP MP Tommy Sheppard and musical Fringe legends The Doug Anthony All Stars. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production.

Duration: 00:31:48

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics plus interview

Natalie Hanes joins Cariad Lloyd in the Comedy of the Week studio to talk about running away to the library, finding your niche and ancient women's rights. Join Natalie and guests for half an hour of comedy and the Classics from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Natalie is a reformed comedian who is a little bit obsessive about Ancient Greece and Rome. Today she stands up in the name of Greek poet, Sappho, about whom we know so little, and most of what we think we know is made-up. But one...

Duration: 00:38:14