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Out To Lunch

Out To Lunch

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2006 - 2009
  • 35 episodes (6 series)

Comedy entertainment show for Saturday afternoons on Radio 2. Originally hosted by Rob Deering and Russell Howard, then hosted by Russell Kane. Stars Rob Deering, Russell Howard, Russell Kane, Alun Cochrane, Waen Shepherd and more.

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2006 - 2009
BBC Radio 2
35 (6 series)
Rob Deering, Russell Howard, Russell Kane, Alun Cochrane, Waen Shepherd, Mark Watson, Joanna Neary, Dan Antopolski and more
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.

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First broadcast
Saturday 15th April 2006 on BBC Radio 2

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