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No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

A topical, political panel show podcast recorded in front of a live audience once a month. NP2BF, which has been running since 2011, is presented by LBC radio host James O'Brien and created by comedians Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie.

Previous Episodes

Series 9, Episode 2 (22nd February 2015)

Series 9, Episode 2 (22nd February 2015)

24th February 2015.   73 minutes.

In this month's show we discuss Greece and everything European, TV shows on Mars, racism on Earth, the relative merits of living in east London and Islamic State. All cheerful...

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Series 9, Episode 1 (25th January 2015)

Series 9, Episode 1 (25th January 2015)

26th January 2015.   93 minutes.

In this edition we cover the elections in Greece and the UK, comedians who get involved in politics, the limits of causing offence, social injustice in the Middle East, Davos,...

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Series 8, Episode 2 (26th October 2014)

Series 8, Episode 2 (26th October 2014)

27th October 2014.   60 minutes.

Given that two of the biggest topics this week are the global threat of a fatal disease with no cure and a string of stories of sexual violence, it's surprising...

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Series 8, Episode 1 (28th September 2014)

Series 8, Episode 1 (28th September 2014)

30th September 2014.   64 minutes.

This month's show is in association with the peace-building charity International Alert. Their Secretary General and No Pressure regular, Dan Smith, gives us a profound and fascinating analysis of the...

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Series 7, Episode 6 (29th June 2014)

Series 7, Episode 6 (29th June 2014)

30th June 2014.   80 minutes.

As we're taking two months off through the summer, here's a slightly longer podcast than usual; a satirical and seditious seaside special edition, if you will, (not to mention sibilant)...

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Series 7, Episode 3 (30th March 2014)

Series 7, Episode 3 (30th March 2014)

1st April 2014.   54 minutes.

No Pressure to Be Funny, March 30th 2014 - in which we deliver something unique in the history of British media - an interesting, informative and very funny discussion of...

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Series 5, Episode 5 (9th June 2013)

Series 5, Episode 5 (9th June 2013)

11th June 2013.   51 minutes.

In this month's show, Mitch Benn rocks the room with two pieces of satirical musical brilliance which contain more coherent and persuasive political arguments than we've heard from Her Majesty's...

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Series 5, Episode 3 (7th April 2013)

Series 5, Episode 3 (7th April 2013)

10th April 2013.   53 minutes.

This month's No Pressure sees guest host Kevin Day come up with some interesting new programme ideas for BBC3 based on some thoroughly historical suggestions for punishing financial wrongdoing from...

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Edinburgh 2012

Edinburgh 2012

20th August 2012.   84 minutes.

No Pressure To Be Funny joins forces with Amnesty International UK for a podcast from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. James O'Brien is joined by activist and comedian Mark Thomas, Canadian...

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