Julia Sutherland
A Funny Kind Of...

A Funny Kind Of...

  • Radio chat show / stand-up
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2014 - 2017
  • 13 episodes (5 series)

Julia Sutherland introduces and talks to stand-up comedians who look for laughs in some of life's darker places.

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A Funny Kind Of World, Episode 4

Julia Sutherland introduces an international range of comedians including Terry Alderton, with honest and challenging stand-up and chat covering race, religion and culture.

Further details

In this final episode of the series we hear from South African superstar Loyiso Gola, who explains the wide range of race and cultural issues in his homeland before telling the best Nelson Mandela joke you will ever hear.

Australian Muslim Nazeem Hussain is well aware of the divides across the world and experiences abuse on the internet everyday - but he doesn't let it get to him; he has his own way of turning the tables on the trolls. In conversation Nazeem explains the extent of everyday racism in his life, and how he and others have to adapt just to get through the day.

Originally from Japan, Yuriko Kotani moved to the UK twelve years ago and is still amazed by some of the cultural differences, not least the punctuality of the trains.

Closing the show is Terry Alderton, a man very sure of where the boundaries are and he's very happy to antagonise those who don't. In the studio he talks about his long history of kicking against the overly cautious censors, whilst on stage he plays an Indian character that is happy to abuse customers to entertain himself.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th February 2017
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th February 2017 11:30am Radio Scot
Saturday 3rd February 2018 11:30am Radio Scot

Cast & crew

Julia Sutherland Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Loyiso Gola Guest
Nazeem Hussain Guest
Yuriko Kotani Guest
Terry Alderton Guest

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