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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 8

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


- Song from Pippa Evans as Loretta Maine: "I'm Fine".
- Interview with Richard Herring.
- Seven-year-olds doing stand-up: The Comedy Academy for Kids with Celia Pacquola. Interview with Melissa O'Brien, Tiernan Douieb and Thom Tuck.
- Podcast review: Answer Me This; Mike Detective; The Bugle.
- Steve Pemberton, Christopher Biggins and Stephen McCrum on performing in drag.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th May 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th May 2011 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 28th May 2011 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Rufus Hound Host / Presenter
Celia Pacquola Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Richard Herring Guest
Pippa Evans Guest
Melissa O'Brien Guest
Tiernan Douieb Guest
Thom Tuck Guest
Steve Pemberton Guest
Christopher Biggins Guest
Stephen McCrum Guest
Writing team
Rufus Hound Writer
Production team
John Pocock Producer

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