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Jon Richardson: How To Survive The End Of The World

Channel 4 factual comic-documentary about life's worries. 1 episode in 2017. Features Jon Richardson, Lucy Beaumont, Graham Johnson, Leo De Watts and others.

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Preview - How to Survive the End of the World

Today it is hard to know what we should really be scared about. Stand-up comic Jon Richardson, a "self-confessed coward", is someone seemingly frightened of a wide range of things.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 20th February 2017

I think I'm losing my sense of humour. Normally I despise the precious "snowflake" types who want safe spaces and would ban all jokes lest they offend someone, but when I watched this I found myself sharing their tetchy philosophy, grumbling "You shouldn't laugh about such things." Am I becoming a snowflake, or am I just terrified at the prospect of the end of the world?

Comedian Jon Richardson is certainly terrified, so he explores the five most dangerous things and how likely they are to kill him.

He starts off with the most appalling scenario, Daesh getting their hands on a nuclear weapon, and he flees to the countryside with a "prepper" to learn how to survive in a "WROL" (without rule of law) scenario.

It irked me that he cracks cheap jokes about people's fear of nuclear weapons and the desperate measures they'd take to survive. Then he moves on to air pollution and wobbly ladders, but listing them alongside Daesh and dirty bombs is just crass.

Julie McDowall, The National, 20th February 2017

The world is currently so terrifying, newspapers are best read through pinholes in cardboard. Husband-and-wife comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont are more fearful than most, not least as they're expecting their first child in 2017. Here, Richardson humorously explores methods of circumnavigating Britain's most commonly cited threats, from Isis to sausages and all points between.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 20th February 2017