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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 5

Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter bring a mix of news, reviews and interviews from the comedy world. They are joined by John Finnemore and Ava Vidal.

Further details


- Interview with John Finnemore and Ava Vidal.
- Review: Him & Her and Why Me?: The Very Important Emails of Bob Servant.
- Lucy Porter's dressing room interview: 'Comedy Clubs' with George Egg and Richard Morton.
- Conversation of the Week: Richard Herring.
- On the Red Carpet with Rachel Tregenza: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on playing Thomson and Thompson in The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
- DVD review: Steve Coogan boxset.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th November 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

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

Cast & crew

Ed Byrne Host / Presenter
Lucy Porter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rachel Tregenza Host / Presenter
Richard Herring Guest
George Egg Guest
Richard Morton Guest
John Finnemore Guest
Ava Vidal Guest
Simon Pegg Guest
Nick Frost Guest
Writing team
Ed Byrne Writer
Production team
Ruth Fitzsimons Producer
Anna Harrison Producer

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