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What's So Funny?

BBC Radio 4 Extra factual. 44 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2013. Features Rufus Hound, Celia Pacquola, Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter.

Series 2, Episode 13

Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter bring a mix of news, reviews and interviews from the comedy world. This week looks especially at pantomime. With Les Dennis and Christopher Biggins.

Further details


- Interview with Veronica Lee, talking about pantomime.
- Panto facts.
- Conversation of the Week: Les Dennis.
- Lucy Porter's dressing room interview: Improv troupe The Noise Next Door.
- Red Carpet News with Kim Pigeon: Alan Carr: Chatty Man New Year's special.
- Conversation of the Week: Christopher Biggins.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th December 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ed Byrne Host / Presenter
    Lucy Porter Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Kim Pigeon Host / Presenter
    Christopher Biggins Guest
    Veronica Lee Guest
    Alan Carr Guest
    Les Dennis Guest
    Charlie Granville Guest
    Sam Pacelli (as The Noise Next Door) Guest
    Tom Livingstone (as The Noise Next Door) Guest
    Matt Grant (as The Noise Next Door) Guest
    Tom Houghton (as The Noise Next Door) Guest
    Writing team
    Ed Byrne Writer
    Production team
    Frank Stirling Producer
    Anna Harrison Producer

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