When The Laughter Stops. Copyright: BBC.

When The Laughter Stops

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2014. Stars Ava Vidal, Daliso Chaponda, Sibusiso Mamba, Lucian Msamati, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Steve Toussaint and Tonderai Munyevu.

When The Laughter Stops

Comedy drama about two UK-based comedians returning to Africa. Stars real-life stand-ups Daliso Chaponda and Ava Vidal

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Ava Vidal, Daliso Chaponda, Sibusiso Mamba, Lucian Msamati, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Steve Toussaint and Tonderai Munyevu
Writers
Sibusiso Mamba and Daliso Chaponda
Director
Marion Nancarrow
Producer
Marion Nancarrow

Real-life stand up comedians Daliso Chaponda and Ava Vidal play married couple Musondi and Rhakeele in this play.

Rhakeele has a secret desire to go back to the country she was born in - Africa, but for husband Musondi who has never lived there, it initially holds no attraction. Once there, however, the differences between life in the UK and life in Africa become polarised and they find themselves in direct opposition, using what they do best - stand-up - to prove which of them is the stronger.

But unwittingly they're making a tense situation in a country Rhakeele no longer understands far worse than they could ever realise and putting their closest friends in jeopardy.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 17th February 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 2:15pm