Sunday, April 15, 2012

My listening pleasure: The funny edition

I have some more listening ideas for you this week and look, I've made a picture thingy!

Comedy is a real marmite issue. You either find something funny or you don't and so I'm a little nervous about giving you radio comedy recommendations. However, I'm going to anyway as a few of my favourites have returned to the airwaves this week and you may be missing out.

Radio 4 has comedy on each night at 6:30, as well as a few other times as well and it was really comedy that first bought me to speech radio. Some of the same shows that play now were on when I was a teenager and my Dad would have them on in the car or the kitchen. Clever, grown up, satirical comedy before Have I got news for you had entered onto our TV screens.

A couple that have started recently that you may like to try are The Unbelievable Truth, a panel game presented by David Mitchell, which definitely cheers up my Monday evening or Sunday afternoon, as it's repeated and Ed Reardon's Week. The latter is definitely a Marmite type show, that you will either love or hate. It's a sitcom about a grumpy failing writer who lives alone with his cat. I like both of these and was really pleased that they are back.

However, my big recommendation this week is The News Quiz. I love love love this programme and will often listen to the Saturday repeat as well. It makes me laugh out loud every week. If you like Have I got news for you, then I am confident that you will like this. In fact, even if you don't (I don't) you may still like this. The panel are funnier and they don't have annoying non-funny guests or politicians on, just sharp, scathing comedians poking fun at those in power.

Go on, off you go, listen now. It'll cheer you right up.


  1. I'm loving these posts, I've got no plans tomorrow, I'll know what I'll be doing...

  2. I am working at the computer now so I am going to listen to The Unbelievable Truth. It had better be good ;)

  3. I enjoyed it and I laughed so that is good!


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