Out To Lunch
Comedy entertainment show for Saturday afternoons on Radio 2. Originally hosted by Rob Deering and Russell Howard, then hosted by Russell Kane
- 2006 - 2009
- BBC Radio 2
- 35 (6 series)
- Rob Deering, Russell Howard, Russell Kane, Alun Cochrane, Gary Le Strange, Mark Watson, Joanna Neary, Dan Antopolski and others
- Mark Augustyn
Russell Kane hosts this Radio 2 showcase of stand-up and sketches.
In its last format, each episode of Out To Lunch featured contributions from a regular crew of 'Lunchers' - triple Perrier Award-nominee Dan Antopolski, Writers' Guild Award-winners Colin & Fergus, if.comedy Best Newcomer Award-nominee Micky Flanagan, surreal comedian Paul Foot, and German 'comedy ambassador' Henning Wehn.
Out To Lunch also featured appearances from acts new to the UK live scene.
Members of the studio audience also get involved. Previous features have included one segment in which three audience members were sent out, each armed with a fiver, to procure the best lunch they could for the hosts. Meanwhile, in Pick A Winner, the audience members who would be most likely to triumph in particular categories (e.g. the person with the lowest voice) were picked out by the regular team.
Features in the latest series included The Big Commercial Break, in which the show created an audio advert for a member of the audience.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Saturday 15th April 2006 on BBC Radio 2
- Last new broadcast
- Saturday 10th January 2009 on BBC Radio 2 at 1pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes