What's Funny About.... Image shows from L to R: Jon Plowman, Peter Fincham
What's Funny About...

What's Funny About...

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the people behind Britain's biggest comedies.

Press clippings

We shouldn't be afraid of Fawlty Towers' pure comedy

Radio 4's exploration of John Cleese and Connie Booth's beloved sitcom on What Funny About... revealed why it was so successful. But would it still get made today?

Charlotte Runcie, The Telegraph, 27th October 2021

Radio comedy reviews

New radio comedy is often disappointing. So welcome back Down The Line - the phone-in show with a twist. Also a look at Cabin Pressure which has started a repeat run, and comedy documentary What's Funny About...

Charlotte Runcie, The Telegraph, 20th May 2020

Radio 4's Down The Line to return for lockdown special

Radio 4 has confirmed spoof phone-in show Down The Line will return for a new lockdown special. Meanwhile Radio 4 Extra will broadcast a new comedy-focused documentary series called What's Funny About....

British Comedy Guide, 5th May 2020

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