Dara O'Briain is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of Mock the Week, The Apprentice: You're Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows Dara O'Briain: School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O'Briain's Science Club for BBC2. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, talking and downright funny live performers working today.
Kevin Bridges is in a league of his own as he blows the roof off the SSE Hydro in front of 12,000 fans with his brand-new show, A Whole Different Story. Recorded as part of his UK and Ireland tour and 16-night residency at Glasgow's newest venue. Kevin is in explosive form as he mixes economic theory, art history and diet tips with the rigors of growing up and adapting to his new found place in the world. It is a comic masterpiece.
Michael McIntyre is back with his brand-new show, Happy and Glorious. Following the record-breaking successes of Live and Laughing, Hello Wembley and Showtime, Michael returns to the stage to do what he does best: make everyday life face-achingly hilarious. Happy and Glorious was recorded at the O2, where Michael has now performed 27 times - more than any other artist in the world.
"A laugh a minute."
In this episode: Athenian democracy and arboreal investments; Karl on road safety; President Pilkington's pronouncements; Malthusian musings; Karl's adoption agency; the ins and outs of organ donation; social injustice on the busses; morality and entomology; Karl's Luddite attitude to plate sanitation; euthanized ensifera; social orthodoxy at the orthodontist's; and splenetic etiquette.
"He's got a head like an orange!"
The record-breaking, chart-topping comedy phenomenon returns for a fifth season - all four episodes are here as a single download. Ricky Gervais, of course, is the award-winning co-creator and star of The Office and Extras. Steve Merchant, who also stars in Extras, is his long-time creative partner. Karl is a pile of protoplasm that mimics the functions of a human being.
"Listening to this makes life worth living!"
Here's the first in a new series of in-depth discussions on a variety of subjects relating to humanity's greatest endeavors. Around the table, Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington. In this episode, MEDICINE, we explore the treatment of human ailments through history - from trepanation (or 'oles in the 'ed) in early tribal societies right through to the possible, if improbable, future of medical technology.
The ninth episode in this new series considers the human body, its form, function, and failings. In this episode: Same name, different brain; Minty fresh nostalgia; Karl's earliest memory; Senses and Sensibilities; Lying Eyes; The way to a man's heart; Harley Street literature; Desert Island Paraphilia; Karl's subconscious navigation; Spectral chit chat in St Ives; Dermal rumours; Knob nerves; The disappointing lack of freakery; Biodiversity and lazy scientists; and Epilogue.
"Pilky is on top form"
In this episode: The unsightly face of social evolution; vestigial destiny of the digitus minimus manus; Karl has Google on the brain; Karl's starter for 10; Karl gets disorientated; Forwards looking foreword - teeth, pants, specs and predictive spelling; Steve's plans for the End of Days; Chaos theory reinvented; Ambitions unfulfilled; Karl takes the path less trodden; Shop Idol; and Britain's Got Chiropody.
"Average content, poor sound quality"
Here are three special episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show, featuring those doyens of the medium, the eponymous multi-award winning Ricky Gervais; Steve Merchant (The Office, Extras); and the round-headed idiot savant, Karl Pilkington.
"Packs a punch despite length"
Join Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington for a final verbal jaunt around the world. In this episode... A preamble on Earthly nomenclature; Steve laments inclement weather; Karl does Genesis; A load of old Morlocks; Aunty Nora's insulated isolation fears; Karl talks shit; Industrial relations masterclass; Sofa salvage; Karl makes the bed; Karl up to his elbows; A dip with a dolphin; War on terrapins; Karl's new project; Karl and the Cairo khazi.
"keep them coming..."
The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history.
Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's debut radio show charts the ups and downs of his life, from Billingsgate fish porter to successful stand-up comic and from Sunblest to panini, tabloids to broadsheets and the street party to the dinner party. Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life, and he regales us with autobiographical stories told through stand-up comedy. In between the laughs, the programme goes behind the scenes with short interviews that give an insight into Micky the man.
"Funny and Entertaining"
Billy Connolly's live shows have been enthralling audiences around the world for over three decades. The Greatest Hits is Billy at his pure unadulterated best, almost two hours of the greatest moments from the greatest show, the absolute ultimate in Billy Connolly Live!
"Sheer comic genius."
The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio have been talking drivel ever since....
"Don't be conned"
In this episode: Karl's great escape; Capital punishment - an exhaustive debate; Karl's confectionery confession; Steve invites trouble on the tube; Ricky discovers a useful guide to the ten commandments; Steve's anti-mugging strategy; Ricky's bullion robbery and Karl's daylight robbery; The Bodyguard, followed by The Negotiator.
"Jolly good show"
Jean Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people'. But, as Satan will tell you, Hell is actually a fiery, unendingly cruel domain where Oliver Reed can never quite catch the barman's eye and Yves St Laurent is forced to wear a donkey jacket. But Hell is about to become more hellish for Satan himself (Andy Hamilton). Not only is the historian Edith Barrington (Annette Crosbie) taking for ever to write his biography, An Angel Misunderstood, but everything is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up.
Following his massive Out Out Tour, Micky returns with an even bigger tour and even funnier recording. Recorded live at the Hackney Empire this superb performance shows Micky at the top of his game, let alone back in it!
"In a class of his own"
The one and only Chatty Man is back with his brand-new, critically acclaimed show, Yap, Yap, Yap! Recorded live at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo as part of his mammoth 158-date UK and Ireland tour. Alan is in top form as he regales the audience with tales of his dogs, going on safari with his mum and flying high with Carol Vorderman.
In this third series, written by Mark Tavener, Prentiss McCabe take on their most difficult and demanding client - an odious tennis star - and Charles tries to rescue the career of a disgraced Labour minister. The pair also find themselves charged with the unenviable task of trying to help the government sort out the health service (with the help of a llama), and Charles finds himself representing the latest 'star' from Big Brother. Martin, meanwhile, becomes a member of the House of Lords...
Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues... sees Kevin return to The SECC to perform a record-breaking run of ten sold out nights to over 75,000 ecstatic fans. Recorded on a Saturday night in Glasgow, Kevin is in his element, as this home town gig shows off his no nonsense approach to comedy. He cuts through the niceties with his Glaswegian man in the street charm to the next chapter of his epic comedic journey.
"funny as ****"
Star of QI, Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn gives a hilarious outsider's view on modern British life compared to his home country. Be it gently mocking this nation's obsession with the housing market or our tendency to laugh off personal failure, Henning is one of the funniest and most popular comedians around. And yes, there might be just the odd mention of the World Cup.
Multiaward winning comedy star Russell Kane is at his hyperactive best as he rips through his brand new stand-up show. Recorded live in London's theatre land at the Vaudeville Theatre, Essex-born comedy genius Russell hits the stage running as he comes to terms with how we are supposed to behave in a modern British society.
Introducing Chris Ramsey: the critically acclaimed North East funny man people are calling the next big thing in comedy. He's a Celebrity Juice regular and star of Channel 4's Time Crashers and BBC2's Hebburn, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. Now Chris brings his sell-out, brand-new stand-up show to audio for the first time. Filmed to a packed home crowd in Newcastle, expect an electrifyingly hilarious performance.
After reapplying the tiger face as Young Kenny for the hugely successful Phoenix Nights LIVE reunion in aid of Comic Relief, Justin Moorhouse has been back doing what he does best - touring to packed audiences across the UK with his hilarious new show. This hugely likeable and energetic comedian ponders those everyday gripes and grumbles, delivering big laughs to a rapt home crowd at The Lowry in Salford.
Older, wiser, funnier and far closer to a full breakdown, Cruttenden certainly has an edge to him. Perhaps it's from existing on the edges of things - the edges of London, the edge of middle age, the edge of middle class and the edge of greater fame. He has all the likeability of an arena comic but with something of the night about him.
The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offence another person's humour? PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why has tackling the preconceptions of political correctness become so offensive? Paul will tackle these areas with hard-hitting subjects like the fine art of attracting a woman, jokes cut from his TV appearances, homosexuality and nonexistent customer services.
In A Vulgar Art, Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy is a rather broad category, people who study it often begin by relating it to something they recognize - "literature" or "theatre"; "editorial" or "morality" - and analyze it accordingly. A Vulgar Art begins with a more fundamental observation: Someone is standing in front of a group of people, talking to them directly, and trying to make them laugh.
Depressed about the current state of his comedy career, Danny Lobell finds himself at the Social Security Office. Danny shares an amusing story about how he found some unexpected encouragement sitting next to him in the waiting room, for RISK! at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, CA.
Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change.
In what doesn't sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be a comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible.
If you're looking for a comedy clip show that's hotter than heat vision, look no further! In this episode of Comedy Pod Hero, Dave Ross ends a relationship poorly, Luke Burbank hears the advantages of vinyl records, Chris Gethard advocates for responsible ninja weapon use, Superego goes to a celebrity golf tournament, Bruce Campbell meets some icons of film and television, and Kumail Nanjiani swaps horror stories with Adam Sessler about former tenants of places they've lived.
After more than 40 years of belly-bursting gags and outrageously offensive laughs, the world's bluest stand-up is finally hanging up his helmet. Recorded in front of a live audience in August 2015 and featuring brand-new material that's fatter, funnier and filthier than ever. One thing's for sure: age hasn't mellowed him. Don't miss your chance to witness the end of an era as the original bad boy of British comedy goes out with a bang.
The West Country's greatest ever spinner of madness and mirth, Jethro, is back and live for the first time in four years and for the last time ever! Filmed on one special night in summer 2015 at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre, What Happened Was... is a celebration of Jethro's 40 years as one of the great joke masters of all time. In response to endless requests, Jethro finally revisits some of the favourite gags and stories.
Made in China is Des Bishop's hilarious account of the stand-up comedian's experiences in China when he moved there for a year to learn Mandarin. Following RTÉ's broadcast documentary series, Bishop now retells his culture-clash tales in an inspirational, laugh-out-loud hit show which has wowed critics and audiences alike. From the star of previous hit RTÉ series The Des Bishop Work Experience, Joy in the Hood and In the Name of the Fada.
The Fresh Prince of Delamere storms a truly hilarious, laughter-filled show in his brand-new stand-up show. In a bellyaching hit show packed with more tales of mischief, mayhem and storytelling shenanigans, Neil Delamere unleashes an unending stream of witty banter that leaves you craving more.
A magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding's best-known TV characters (such as The Moon and Fantasy Man). There will also be muscular support from special guests including Mike Fielding (Naboo/Smooth).
Don't get your cape in a twist! It's another edition of Comedy Pod Hero, here to bring you the funniest of Earth's mighty podcasts.