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

Don't Make Me Laugh

BBC Radio 4 panel show. 11 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars David Baddiel, Emily Dean and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Press Clippings

David Baddiel on Queen's sex life jokes

Part of me has adolescently enjoyed the furore around Don't Make Me Laugh. Part of me - an immature part - has been pleased that I can still create comedy which might epater le bourgeoisie at this level.

David Baddiel, i Newspaper, 22nd November 2016

Queen radio show joke breaches Ofcom rules

David Baddiel's radio show Don't Make Me Laugh, which broadcast jokes about the Queen on her 90th birthday, has been found in breach of Ofcom rules.

BBC News, 21st November 2016

Why don't comedians criticise the monarchy?

It's the job of standups to hold institutions to account - laugh by laugh - so why aren't more of them laying bare the anachronistic daftness of the royal family?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 19th October 2016

Radio 4 axes David Baddiel's Don't Make Me Laugh

Radio 4 has axed Don't Make Me Laugh, the Radio 4 panel show created by David Baddiel. The programme was recently reprimanded for jokes about the Queen.

British Comedy Guide, 5th October 2016

Queen sex jokes a 'serious breach' of guidelines

A BBC Radio 4 show broadcast on the Queen's 90th birthday that included jokes about her sex life was in "serious breach" of editorial guidelines, the BBC Trust has ruled.

BBC News, 30th June 2016

David Baddiel v Mail over queen sex & toilet jokes

David Baddiel has come under fire from the Daily Mail for being responsible for a programme that made jokes about the Queen's sex life on the day of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th April 2016

Radio Times review

David Baddiel is quick to point out that the idea for a series in which comedians are penalised if they make an audience laugh was his - the Radio 4 commissioning team did not single him out as the man best suited to host a show where you're not meant to be funny. In actuality, it's almost impossible not to laugh listening to this.

Jane Anderson, Radio Times, 17th July 2014

Radio 4 give greenlight to David Baddiel anti-laughter show

Radio 4 has ordered a series of Don't Make Me Laugh, a comedy format created by David Baddiel in which comedians must avoid making the audience laugh.

British Comedy Guide, 29th April 2014

David Baddiel creates anti-laughter Radio 4 show

David Baddiel is working on a new comedy format for Radio 4 called Don't Make Me Laugh in which comedians must try and avoid making the audience laugh.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2013