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Daliso Chaponda's Radio 4 show to return for Series 3

Daliso Chaponda's Citizen Of Nowhere is to return for a third series on Radio 4, addressing the coronavirus crisis. And the Malawian comic is also writing his first children's novel.

British Comedy Guide, 17th October 2020

Review - Where To, Mate?

Much fuss was made earlier this month when it was announced that the BBC was remaking Alan Bennett's Talking Heads monologues with a new cast. Well, with a lot less fanfare, this low-key Radio 4 quarter-hour comedy occupies similar comedy, territory with wry and revealing character-led conversations, all taking place on cab journeys around Manchester.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 13th May 2020

Comedies shortlisted for BBC Audio Awards 2020

Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off, Mark Steel's In Town, Phil Ellis Is Trying, Phil Wang: Wangsplaining and Suggs: Love Letters To London are amongst the nominees in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 19th November 2019

XS Malarkey club turns 21

The Manchester comedy club that hosted early performances from Peter Kay, Alan Carr and Jason Manford turns 21 years old.

Emily Heward, Manchester Evening News, 22nd September 2018

Radio comedies shortlisted for BBC Audio Awards 2018

Liam Williams, The Penny Dreadfuls, Sarah Kendall, The Absolutely Radio Show, Harry And Paul Present and It's Jocelyn are amongst the shortlisted nominees for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 4th January 2018

Radio comedies up for BBC Audio Awards 2018

Shows starring Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, John Finnemore, Marcus Brigstocke, David Jason and Jocelyn Jee Esien are amongst the nominees for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2017

14 comedy shows up for BBC Audio Awards 2017

The shortlists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017 has been revealed, with 14 comedies in the running across the Best Scripted Comedy and Best Comedy with a Live Audience categories.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2016

Foster's Comedy Awards Panel Announced

The judges, headed by Lucy Lumsden, are Carl Cooper, Alex Hardy, John Nicholson, Charlie Perkins, Zoe Rabnett, Ben Williams, and public panel winners Dave Deverick, Kate Emmett and Mark Muldoon.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th August 2015