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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 6

Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter bring a mix of news, reviews and interviews from the comedy world. With guests Danny Robins and Stephen Armstrong.


- Interview with Stephen Armstrong and Danny Robins.
- Review: Life's Too Short, Richard Herring's Objective.
- On the Red Carpet with Rachel Tregenza: Rob Brydon on his autobiography Small Man in a Book. Johnny Depp on Life's Too Short.
- Review: Rev.
- Stephen Armstrong's comedy recommendations. Reginald D. Hunter and Enlightened.
- Lucy Porter's dressing room interview: 'Character Comedy' with Colin Hoult.
- Conversation of the Week: David Quantick.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th November 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th November 2011 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 12th November 2011 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 13th November 2011 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Ed Byrne Host / Presenter
Lucy Porter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rachel Tregenza Host / Presenter
Colin Hoult Guest
Stephen Armstrong Guest
Danny Robins Guest
Rob Brydon Guest
Johnny Depp Guest
David Quantick Guest
Writing team
Ed Byrne Writer
Production team
Frank Stirling Producer
Ruth Fitzsimons Producer

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