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Summer Comedy Festival.

Summer Comedy Festival

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

Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC Sounds

BBC Comedy Festival

BBC Comedy Festival

Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word.

They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts.

The six episodes are hosted in turn by Miles Jupp, Jo Brand, Daliso Chaponda, Jayde Adams, Sara Pascoe and Darren Harriott.

Let them guide you around their bespoke festival sites to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent or Paul Sinha in the trivia tent. Stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field, there's performance poetry from Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish, and much, much more.

First released: Thursday 17th September 2020