No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny: Series 8, Episode 1 (28th September 2014)

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 current situation in the Middle East. To ensure the whole show is not built on easy laughs from such a trivial subject we also cover the Ebola virus, politicians posting penis pics and press ethics, and courtesy of Owen Jones' new book, we look at how Disraeli's observation about lies damned lies and statistics is still 109 percent true. Suzi Ruffell suggests a left-field technique to make Ed Miliband more dynamic, Paul Sinha is as consistently wise and funny as ever and Mitch Benn rocks the room with some great songs. Nick Revell loses his temper as usual, and the whole thing is held together expertly by James O'Brien.

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Published: 30th September 2014.   Length: 64 minutes.   Size: 59.2mb

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