Comedy Club Extravaganza
A celebration of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club slot and its hosts
- BBC Radio 4 Extra
- Jake Yapp, Jessica Fostekew, Jon Holmes, Sarah Campbell, Rob Deering, Laura Lexx, Iain Lee, Angela Barnes and others
- Laura Grimshaw
Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club is a nightly showcase of the best in radio comedy, hosted by the best contemporary comedy voices. This three-hour programme celebrates the highlights of the Comedy Club since it began, looking back at the regular and guest hosts, the sketches and songs broadcast only in the Comedy Club, and the best interviews with guests from the world of comedy.
Presenters and comedians Jake Yapp, Jessica Fostekew, Jon Holmes, Sarah Campbell, Rob Deering, Laura Lexx, Iain Lee, Angela Barnes, Paul Garner and Arthur Smith take a look through the rich, varied Comedy Club archive to present their favourite guests, interviews, sketches, monologues, characters and songs.
Also featuring archive interviews with past guests including Sharon Horgan, Charlie Brooker, People Just Do Nothing, Rosie Jones, James Acaster, John Finnemore, Mackenzie Crook, Greg Davies, Rachel Parris, Nish Kumar, Katherine Ryan, Johnny Vegas, Josie Long, Alexei Sayle and more.
Plus highlights from the Comedy Club on the road - from the Edinburgh Festival, nine years of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, and the 2012 Cheltenham Literary Festival.
The programme also features a specially commissioned short-form documentary series: Comedy Club - 100 Glorious Years which charts the (questionable and entirely fictional) history of the Comedy Club with archive of landmark performances and presentation from the 1920s right through to the present day.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 2nd March 2019 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9am
- Episode length
- 180 minutes
- Last repeat
- Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 7:00pm