Don't Make Me Laugh. David Baddiel. Copyright: So Radio / Fierce Tears
Don't Make Me Laugh

Don't Make Me Laugh

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2014 - 2016
  • 11 episodes (2 series)

Radio 4 series created by David Baddiel in which guests must try to avoid making the audience laugh. Stars David Baddiel, Emily Dean and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Don't Make Me Laugh. David Baddiel. Copyright: So Radio / Fierce Tears

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2014 - 2016
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
11 (2 series)
Creator
David Baddiel
Stars
David Baddiel, Emily Dean and Geoffrey Whitehead
Producer
Dave Cribb
Companies

Don't Make Me Laugh is a radio panel show concept created and hosted by David Baddiel. It asks comedians to do the one thing they hate above all else - NOT get laughs.

The comedians face the challenge of going up to the mike in front of the live audience without making them laugh. If a comedian gets a laugh, he or she loses the mike, and it passes to the next guest. The longer they can go without laugh, the more points they get.

It isn't easy - in each round, they are given inherently funny topics, like 'my most embarrassing sexual experience' or 'why David Cameron's face looks like a big ham'.

Don't Make Me Laugh is a chance to hear some of the country's top comedians fight tooth and nail against their most natural instincts. "There will certainly be plenty of laughter - but only some of it deliberately."

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 17th July 2014 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Monday 23rd May 2016 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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