The Circuit

BBC Radio 4 Extra stand-up featuring comedy across the country. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2019.

Series 1

1. XS Malarkey

First broadcast: Tuesday 6th August 2019

Our first stop is Manchester and XS Malarkey, an award-winning not-for-profit comedy club in Manchester. The host Toby Hadoke talks backstage to Laura Davis and Adam Hess, as well as taking us on an audio tour of the club.


2. Jericho Comedy, Oxford

First broadcast: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Comedy Club host Rob Deering takes us on a tour of Jericho Comedy, chats backstage to the comedians Nathan Roberts and Chelsea Birkby, and tries to resist the allure of the on-stage mic... and fails.


3. Bent Double, Komedia, Brighton

First broadcast: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The award-winning comic Zoe Lyons hosts Bent Double; the queer-friendly stand-up night at Komedia in Brighton. Zoe takes us on a tour of the club and chats backstage to the comedians Rhys Nicholson and Tania Edwards.