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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 2

Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter bring a mix of news, reviews and interviews from the comedy world. With Elvis McGonagall, Matt Harvey, Hal Cruttenden, Adam Hills and Bruce Dessau.

Further details


- Comedy poetry discussion with Elvis McGonagall, Matt Harvey and Lucy Porter.
- Review of Spy and Two Episodes of MASH
- Lucy Porter's dressing room interview: Compare Hal Cruttenden.
- Conversation of the Week: Adam Hills.
- News from the Red Carpet with Carla Battisti: Life's Too Short.
- Tour reviews with Bruce Dessau.
- DVD Review: Psychoville Halloween special.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th October 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 14th October 2011 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 15th October 2011 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Ed Byrne Host / Presenter
Lucy Porter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Carla Battisti Host / Presenter
Elvis McGonagall Guest
Matt Harvey Guest
Hal Cruttenden Guest
Adam Hills Guest
Bruce Dessau Guest
Ricky Gervais Self
Writing team
Ed Byrne Writer
Production team
Frank Stirling Producer
Ruth Fitzsimons Producer

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