Chat Show Roulette
Radio 4 chat show... but an improvised one in which the guests are all actually comedy performers playing characters. Justin Edwards hosts
- Panel Show
- BBC Radio 4
- 6 (1 series)
- Ashley Blaker and Justin Edwards
- Justin Edwards and James Sherwood
- Ashley Blaker
Improvised character comedy show for Radio 4 in the shape of a traditional chat show.
Like many chat shows, there's one host, guests and a studio audience. However in this case the guests are all comedy performers who don't know who they will be playing until literally seconds before they appear. That's because their identities, backgrounds and life stories - and the questions that host Justin Edwards will ask - are chosen randomly from suggestions from the audience.
When the guests appear, the host engages with them like any good chat show host and the performers must go with it. But even then extra curveballs are thrown along the way as more facets of the guests' pasts are drawn from the audience suggestions. At the end of each interview, the 'guest' is asked to give some kind of performance whether singing or a demonstration of a special skill.
James Sherwood provides musical accompaniment.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Thursday 19th March 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 23rd April 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Sunday 27th May 2018 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra