Lawry Lewin

John Finnemore's Flying Visit review

As a darling of Radio 4, and with several awards to his name too, John Finnemore is right up there as one of the country's most successful comics. His appeal has always mystified me, though, and his debut tour show did nothing to change that, rarely raising above the limp and extremely ordinary.

The Telegraph, 3rd December 2019

A BBC Radio 4 comedy show that remained funny throughout. In John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, the comedy writer and actor - best known for the radio sitcom Cabin Pressure and being a regular guest on The Now Show - returns for a third series.

Along with Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan, Finnemore proves that the combination of witty writing and fine performers is a whole lot funnier than those comedians so in love with their own material they forget the audience are supposed to like it, too. A sketch about how Google has killed off the art of brilliantly stupid arguments in pubs was a particular favourite.

Lisa Martland, The Stage, 10th September 2013

Sunday night sketches and souvenirs

We're really looking forward to 7:15pm this Sunday because it's the final episode of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme on Radio 4. This promises to provide 30 minutes of edifying entertainment for your ears, performed by Finnemore alongside Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Simon Kane.

Jon Aird, BBC Comedy, 7th October 2011