Act Your Age. Simon Mayo. Copyright: BBC.

Act Your Age

BBC Radio 4 panel show of joke-telling. 18 episodes (3 series), 2008 - 2011. Stars Simon Mayo, Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter, Roy Walker and Adrian Walsh.

Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 9am.

Press Clippings

Family wanted!

Do you think you're a good judge of comedy? If so this might be for you...

Jon Aird, BBC Comedy, 12th May 2011

A new panel game, Act Your Age, ostensibly pitting comics from different generations against each other, sounded like a poor man's Mock the Week, with the six contestants, including Lucy Porter, Stephen K Amos and Barry Cryer, vying to come up with the funniest jokes or anecdotes. It wouldn't have mattered that chairman Simon Mayo's scoring was fashionably arbitrary if he'd made a wittier contribution, or helped the contestants out when they were floundering. Any panel game that is reduced to knock-knock jokes in its first outing is going to struggle to find an audience.

Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage, 8th December 2008

They act their age, but they're not funny

I can remember laughing only once, and even that was spitefully. Stephen K Amos, Lucy Porter, Barry Cryer and, bizarrely, Roy Walker had pitched up to pick up a cheque by not trying very hard.

Chris Campling, The Times, 2nd December 2008