- Panel Show
- 2014 - 2016
- BBC Radio 4
- 11 (2 series)
- David Baddiel
- David Baddiel, Emily Dean and Geoffrey Whitehead
- Dave Cribb
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."
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- First broadcast
- Thursday 17th July 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 23rd May 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Friday 22nd April 2016 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra