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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

No Pressure To Be Funny. Image shows from L to R: Nick Revell, Steve Gribbin, Kevin Day, Nick Doody, Robin Ince, Alex Andreou, Grainne Maguire.

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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No Pressure To Be Funny. Image shows from L to R: Helen Lewis-Hasteley, Rich Peppiatt, Ben Norris, James O'Brien, Bob Mills, Tiffany Stevenson, Nick Revell.

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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No Pressure To Be Funny. Image shows from L to R: Ivan Gayton, Sameena Zehra, Nick Revell, Barry Castagnola, Kevin Day, Chris Coltrane.

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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No Pressure To Be Funny. Image shows from L to R: Suzi Ruffell, Paul Sinha, James O'Brien, Mitch Benn, Nick Revell, Dan Smith.

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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No Pressure To Be Funny. Image shows from L to R: James Sherwood, Nick Revell, Tom Levitt, James O'Brien, Aisling Bea, Bob Mills, Liam Mullone.

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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No Pressure To Be Funny. Image shows from L to R: Nick Revell, Suzanne Moore, James O'Brien, Joe Wells, Robin Ince, Alex Andreou, Alistair Barrie, Pippa Evans.

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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Web Links

Alistair's Website

Nick's Website

James O'Brien on LBC

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