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Where Do You Want Me? (A Comic In Continental Crisis)

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2009. Features Johnny Vegas, Albi Senior, Crissy Rock, Gary George, Ricky Stevens, Tony Scott, Wendy Kane and Ricky Wayne.

Where Do You Want Me? (A Comic In Continental Crisis)

Johnny Vegas looks at the Benidorm comedy scene and asks if it is a graveyard for past-it comedians, or a tribute to the glory days of comedy

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Johnny Vegas, Albi Senior, Crissy Rock, Gary George, Ricky Stevens, Tony Scott, Wendy Kane and Ricky Wayne
Writer
Johnny Vegas
Producer
Sally Harrison

Johnny Vegas asks whether Benidorm is the elephant's graveyard for entertainers who just don't know when to call it a day, or a shining tribute to the glory of comedy that came before. And he tries to fathom if this is the fate that awaits him.

Johnny is at a turning-point in his professional status. He has a thriving career but knows, deep down, that audiences are getting younger and his shelf life within showbusiness could be too close to perishable for comfort.

He sees that, with the demise of the great British Working Men's Clubs, and the unforgiving nature of popular culture, many household names have followed their audiences to the Spanish coast, where they are still revered and can play once more to packed houses of grateful punters.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 7th November 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:30am
Episode length
30 minutes