The Big Booth

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 12 episodes (2 series), 2000 - 2001.

The Big Booth - The BBC Radio Comedy Collection

The Big Booth - The BBC Radio Comedy Collection

Award-winning stand-up Boothby Graffoe presents his individual brand of comedy in BBC radio's The Big Booth and Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order.

The only British comedian named after a Lincolnshire market town, Boothby Graffoe has won a cult following (and a Time Out Comedy Award) for his surreal stand-up routines and cerebral comic songs.

This collection contains his two critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy series, crammed with great gags, marvellous monologues, straw polls, sketches and ditties.

In The Big Booth, Boothby and guitarist Antonio Forcione are joined by special guests including Kevin Eldon, Richard Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock and Mariella Frostrup for 12 episodes of guitar-flavoured songs and observational comedy, including a special show recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. Prepare to climb into his soup time machine, stay the night in his haunted Scottish castle, meet a man with a replacement tongue, and hear scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea.

Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order features more magnificent meanderings and comic improvisations from Boothby's convoluted brain. The odd and the even odder get an outing as he looks at some things about families that make him laugh, and hosts a not-to-be-missed version of the Round Britain Quiz. With him on stage are Stephen Frost and Antonio Forcione, and guests include Art Malik, Paul Zerdin and Debra Stephenson.

Track listing:

1-6: The Big Booth Series 1
7-12: The Big Booth Series 2
13-18: Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order Series 1
19-24: Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order Series 2
25-30: Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order Series 3

First released: Thursday 18th June 2020