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Jake Yapp Saves Humanity In 28 Minutes

Jake Yapp Saves Humanity In 28 Minutes

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2017
  • 1 pilot

Jake Yapp satirises popular culture. Also features George Fouracres and Susan Wokoma.

Press clippings

BBC Radio 4 confirms 35 comedy commissions

Radio 4 has revealed details of 35 separate comedy commissions, ranging from returning shows to new series, previous pilots and brand new stand-up.

British Comedy Guide, 17th August 2017

If you're not planning to listen to Radio 4 in the coming year, you could make up for it by listening to the first few minutes of Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes. Here, you get a clear idea of the workings of programmes such as Poetry Please with Roger McGough ("one side of A4 read out over half an hour") and Woman's Hour ("we present a singer who's got a great backstory but sings pretty dismal tunes"). Oh, and how do you recognise a Radio 4 listener? "They're people who cut things out of the Guardian and give them to relatives."

David Hepworth, The Guardian, 7th January 2017

Radio 4 to broadcast six comedy pilots on twelfth night

Radio 4 is to "illuminate January with the spirit of misrule" by broadcasting a series of comedy pilots of the twelfth night, the 7th January.

British Comedy Guide, 21st December 2016

Jake Yapp gets Radio 4 show

Jake Yapp has been given his own Radio 4 show, a pilot entitled Jake Yapp Saves All Of Humanity In 28 Minutes.

British Comedy Guide, 19th August 2016

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