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What's So Funny?

What's So Funny?

  • Radio factual
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • 2011 - 2013
  • 44 episodes (3 series)

BBC Radio 4 Extra show which presents a half-hour look at the world of current British comedy, featuring guests, news, reviews and previews. Features Rufus Hound, Celia Pacquola, Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

Rufus Hound is joined by Dom Joly with news, reviews and previews of what's happening in comedy this week.


- Frisky and Mannish Song: British Seaside Resort version of "Beep" by the Pussycat Dolls.
- Interview with Dom Joly.
- Behind the scenes at Beauty Of Britain.
- TV and Radio Reviews: Fags, Mags And Bags; Campus; Down The Line; Candy Cabs.
- Interview with Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph.
- Frisky and Mannish Song: Correcting poor grammar.
- Sitcom Debate: Debate with Andrew Collins.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th April 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th April 2011 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 9th April 2011 1:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Rufus Hound Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Dom Joly Guest
Laura Corcoran (as Frisky and Mannish) Guest
Matthew Floyd Jones (as Frisky and Mannish) Guest
Jocelyn Jee Esien Guest
Nicola Sanderson Guest
Lesley Joseph Guest
Andrew Collins Guest
Writing team
Rufus Hound Writer
Production team
John Pocock Producer

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