Hear here. Three new radio comedies in the pipeline!
A raft of new radio comedies to tell you about today: with new shows in the offing from Andy Zaltzman, the Penny Dreadfuls and Jon Richardson (pictured).
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Richardson, who already has a weekly show in 6 Music – is about to record a pilot version of his planned Radio 4 show It’s Debatable.
In the show, the 27-year-old has to persuade the audience that an apparently far-fetch idea is, in fact, sensible – with an insider saying that his obsessive-compulsive tendencies help him form strong, if unusual views about life.
Meanwhile, satirist Zaltzman is to front a four-part Radio 4 series, Andy Zaltzman’s History Of The Third Millennium, in which he promises a comic history of the past ten years.
The programme, to be recorded next month, promises a team of guest comics plus a mix of ‘stand-up, sketches, facts and blatant lies’ to examine the major events and trends of the last decade.
Zaltzman has previously co-written and hosted the Radio 4 shows Political Animal and The Department with Daily Show correspondent John Oliver.
Finally, sketch group the Penny Dreadfuls are to take over Radio 4’s Afternoon Play slot on November 5, for a 45-minute spoof history of Guy Fawkes.
The trio of David Reed, Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck have previously written and performed two series of the Victorian-themed Brothers Faversham for Radio 7, as well as having four Edinburgh shows under their belt.
Audience tickets for all three shows are available: Richardson’s from sroaudiences.com, Zaltzman’s from TVrecordings.com and the Penny Dreadfuls from the BBC website
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