Summer Comedy Festival.

Summer Comedy Festival

BBC Radio 4 variety show acting as a virtual comedy festival. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020.

Series 1

The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC.

1. Miles Jupp

First broadcast: Friday 24th July 2020

Miles Jupp is our host as he takes us around his bespoke festival site to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent, Abandoman on the music stage and Test Match Special's very own Alison Mitchell in the Cricket Tent (of course there's a cricket tent, it's Miles Jupp we're talking about). Paul Sinha also attempts to run a quiz in the Trivia Tent and stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field.


Jo Brand.

2. Jo Brand

First broadcast: Friday 31st July 2020

Jo Brand settles on a poetic theme for her gathering, with the talents of poet, musician and performer John Hegley, spoken word artist Hollie McNish, poet and playwright Nafeesa Hamid and comedian Lewis MacLeod.


Daliso Chaponda.

3. Daliso Chaponda

First broadcast: Friday 7th August 2020

Daliso Chaponda presents a summer festival on the theme of protest. Black Lives Matter, Me Too, climate change, cancel culture and social mobility are all explored by Daliso and his passionate guests. Joining him are Athena Kugblenu, Scott Bennett, Russell Kane and Kate Lucas.


Jayde Adams.

4. Jayde Adams

First broadcast: Friday 14th August 2020

Joining Jayde Adams in a glittery line-up for JaydeFest, including Le Gateau Chocolat, Kathy Burke, Glyn Fussell, Sarah Millican, Rhys Nicholson and Kyran Wheatley.


Sara Pascoe.

5. Sara Pascoe

First broadcast: Friday 21st August 2020

Sara Pascoe presents her Tear-Jerker festival for grumpy, unhappy people. Joining her are Sophie Duker, Steen Raskopoulos, Rhik Samadder and Emmy The Great.


Darren Harriott.

6. Darren Harriott

First broadcast: Friday 28th August 2020

Darren Harriott curates his ideal festival: a magical carnival of surprise called The Festival of the Unexpected. Featuring trombonists, acrobats, wrestling and opera, it's a whimsical journey through Darren's favourite things with his favourite people. Also, there are vampires.