Jon Holmes.

The Skewer

BBC Radio 4 sketch show from Jon Holmes. 1 pilot in 2019. Stars Jon Holmes.

Returns Thursday 31st October at 11pm.

The Skewer

Topical comedy show from Jon Holmes using Radiophonic Workshop sounds

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Star
Jon Holmes

An open-door topical show from the mind of broadcaster, producer and audio-fiddler Jon Holmes of Listen Against and The Now Show - with digital consultancy and audio support from the Technical Director of the relaunched Radiophonic Workshop. It's also a radio comedy access point for a new generation of satirists who don't write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound.

Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don't put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer, with it's guerrilla approach to satire, is their new playground - bringing diverse voices together with soundscaping from a gardener, a call-centre worker and a supermarket delivery driver.

The sounds of The Skewer have been designed to be enhanced through headphones, attaching you to a late night drip of current events as they melt into your brain, evoking that feeling of drifting off but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch, as though you've accidentally stepped off a kerb.

Freeform, dreamlike, curious, scathing, The Skewer is the home of the new news jokers.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th April 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes