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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 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.


- 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th December 2011 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 1st January 2012 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

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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