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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 2, Episode 1

Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter bring a mix of news, reviews and interviews from the comedy world. They are joined by Sam Bain and John Lloyd.

Further details


- Sitcom discussion with Sam Bain and Lucy Porter.
- Discussion about Don't Start.
- Lucy Porter's dressing room interview: Compare Mark Olver.
- Conversation of the Week: John Lloyd.
- News from the Red Carpet with Rachel Tregenza: Jo Brand's Big Splash, Johnny English Reborn.
- Book review: Peter Kay's new book.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th October 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th October 2011 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 8th October 2011 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 11th February 2012 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Ed Byrne Host / Presenter
Lucy Porter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rachel Tregenza Host / Presenter
Sam Bain Guest
Mark Olver Guest
John Lloyd Guest
Jo Brand Self
Rowan Atkinson Self
Writing team
Ed Byrne Writer
Production team
Frank Stirling Producer
Ruth Fitzsimons Producer

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