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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 3, Episode 3

Ed Byrne and Lucy Porter take a look the world of comedy. Guests this week include Dara O'Briain.


- Critics Veronica Lee and Stephen Armstrong review stand-ups Michael McIntyre, Kevin Bridges, Jimmy Carr.
- Red Carpet News with Rachel Tregenza: BAFTA nominations. Interview with Daniel Radcliffe and Chris O'Dowd about Bridesmaids, and writer of The Guard, John Michael McDonagh.
- Reviews: Watson and Oliver; Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy; future sitcoms by Will Self, Jack Whitehall and Chris O'Dowd.
- Lucy Porter's Dressing Room Interview: Sanderson Jones on his show "Comedysale.com".
- Conversation of the Week: Dara O'Briain.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th January 2012
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th January 2012 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 21st January 2012 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 22nd January 2012 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Ed Byrne Host / Presenter
Lucy Porter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rachel Tregenza Host / Presenter
Veronica Lee Guest
Stephen Armstrong Guest
Daniel Radcliffe Guest
Chris O'Dowd Guest
John Michael McDonagh Guest
Sanderson Jones Guest
Dara O Briain Guest
Production team
Frank Stirling Producer
Ruth Fitzsimons Producer

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