Award-winning comedian Catherine Bohart takes us on a journey to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Across the series, Catherine gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've never heard are performed. This is the full Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience, but in your ears. A BBC Studios Production.
BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award: The Final
Host Mark Watson will be joined by an expert panel of judges comprised of stalwarts of the comedy world, including Zoe Lyons, Nina Conti, Simon Evans and Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy on Radio 4, as five of the UK's most exciting new comedy acts compete for the coveted title.
The winner of this year's competition will take home £1000 and a 15-minute script commission from BBC Studios. Past winners and finalists of the BBC New Comedy Award include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Joe Lycett, Josie Long, and Lost Voice Guy.
This year's finalists: Mo Omar, Janine Harouni, Josh Jones, Donald Alexander and Hannah Platt.
Producer: Adnan Ahmed
A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Funny From the Fringe - Ep 1
The sights, sounds and smells of the world's biggest arts festival.
Welcome To Wherever You Are
Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.
This week’s show features the best in international stand-up from Argentina, Hungary and Slovenia. Eliana La Casa @elianalacasa
is the resident MC of Buenos Aires’ first English language stand-up night and performs for us from Radio Colmena in the heart of la gran capital. Ambrus Oroscz @AmbroseOrosz, the first Hungarian to perform stand-up at the Edinburgh festival dials in from Budapest with stories of politics and his favourite “uncle jokes”. Tin Vodopivec @tinvodopivec Skypes in from Radio Slovenia in Llubljana where he’s the biggest national stand-up having recently supported Eddie Izzard on his tour in the country.
The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.
Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production
Gaby's Talking Pictures
Gaby Roslin hosts the film quiz featuring impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Amanda Redman and Hugh Dennis.
Presenter: Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman
Produced by Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
Executive Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Recorded at RADA Studios, London
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4