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.
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"
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"
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"
Should old people be allowed in the supermarket on weekends? Why do people squeeze the toothpaste tube from the top? And why is it so hard to put sheets on a bed when you get home from work? These essential issues and many more are covered in the brilliant new audiobook from Northern funny man Jason Manford.
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."
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.
Following the huge success of his sell-out 100-date UK stand-up tour, Dara O'Briain Live at the Theatre Royal marks the explosive finale to the run. Recorded in front of 2500 fans at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, this show has Dara at the very top of his game, musing on subjects as diverse as driving tests, baguettes, and the Milky Bar Kid.
"Great for attention seekers!"
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"
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!
"He has been better"
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.
The award-winning podcast Tell 'Em Steve Dave brings you four of the most righteous, grooviest tales of the flyest, dopest baadasssss albino bruthah that ever was and ever will be! From the creators of the Audible best-selling Fair-re-re Tale Theater, join us on an adventure through time and space.
Showtime! is Michael McIntyre at his breath-taking best. Following his two record-breaking shows, Live and Laughing and Hello Wembley, Michael returns with his most hilarious show yet. Recorded during his phenomenal 10 night run at the O2 in London and part of his 71-date arena tour playing to over 700,000 fans, Michael raises the bar once again with his relentless energy and razor-sharp observations that has the crowd roaring with laughter.
"Funny from start to finish"
He's Big, he's Beefy, it's the funny man from Cornwall! (must be the cream teas), JeThRo, will give you GIGANTIC belly laughs as he spurts forth his hilarious observations on life, for example... sheep chasing in Wales, and how lucky women are to sit down to pee when men have to aim at a moving target...that's daft that is! And there are stories to tell about JeThRo's friend, Denzil Penberthy, who gets very confused at the smallest things... what do you take to the Antiques Roadshow? and How do you get dogs muck off your shoe?
Get this year's comedy fix from the mighty Dara O Briain's highly anticipated new tour, Dara O Briain: Craic Dealer. The host of Mock the Week (BBC ONE), The Apprentice You're Fired! (BBC TWO) and star of Three Men in a Boat (BBC TWO) returns this year with his funniest Live show to date, proving why Dara is regarded as one of the comedy greats by audiences and fellow comedians alike.
"Great live stand-up comedy"
Micky has become one of the hottest new comics to break through to national fame.
Ricky Gervais is uniquely placed to apply his prodigious comedic talents to the world of celebrity. In this special filmed at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Ricky delivers hilarious and insightful observations on the nature of fame, and in the process displays his talent as Britain's foremost comedian to the fullest extent yet.
"Alone but just as funny!"
With 12 years on the comedy circuit under his belt, the award-winning Sean Lock is here loud and proud with Sean Lock Live. Recorded live on tour at the Warwick Arts Centre, you can be guaranteed Sean's hilariously surreal imagery and insightful observations on the human condition.
Recorded live at The Lowry, the spectacular waterfront theatre in Salford Quays, Reginald D. Hunter. In the Midst of Crackers showcases his unique, unpredictable and bound-pushing stand-up, making it clear that he has firmly cemented himself as one of the UK comedy industry's best. As frank, honest and cutting-edge as ever, Reginald D. Hunter tackles subjects only the bravest of comedians will touch, so prepare yourself for a feast of shockingly controversial, yet searingly honest and brilliantly intelligent stand-up.
"Funny but not as good as last time"
Eddie's 'bibilical' album, loosely set around the old and new testament, encompassing the 'death of Diana' and 'Armgeddon' sketches.
The Distinguished Minecraft Humor Compendium is a collection of the 42 silliest and funniest gruesome and entertaining jokes you will find anywhere in the Minecraft universe. Whether you are in the classroom sharing with your friends or just want to see a loved one enjoy some good laughs, this concise collection of Minecraft jokes, mined from the outskirts of the universe, is the perfect companion to the game.
WorkLaughs is full of hilarious and witty anecdotes about making a living. These selections are from comedians and notable personalities including Milton Berle, Paula Poundstone, and Jerry Seinfeld. Also included are sections from lesser-known colleagues of the daily grind.
Andrew Sleighter performing comedy about the cost of food, live at Mad House Comedy Club on September 13, 2014.
Gabe Kea performing comedy about a car accident, live at Skyline Comedy Cafe on April 21, 2012.
Assumed racism of the Midwest bothers Ryan Singer, but it's worse when he actually sees it. Performed for his album, How to Get High Without Drugs, recorded at Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2009.
Robert Buscemi performing comedy on a host of topics live at Wheeler Opera House on May 30, 2008.
Vince Morris performing comedy about a friend's visit to Los Angeles, live at Go Bananas on February 5, 2011.
Mary Mack performing comedy about taxidermy, live at Crackers Comedy Club on February 22, 2014.
Nick Griffin performing comedy about vampires, live at Laff Spot on April 16, 2011.
Drew Frees has a funny laundry story. Recorded live at Comedy Bar Chicago on June 28, 2014.
Rob fantasizes about the future of automobiles, live at Laughing Skull Lounge.
Dwayne Perkins performing comedy about computers, live at Skyline Comedy Cafe on September 15, 2012.
Brian Kohatsu went to a disappointing concert. Recorded live at the Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Club on June 15, 2014.
Craig Fay performing comedy about his college degree, live at Absolute Comedy on May 22, 2014.
Andrew Sleighter performing comedy about being poor, live at Mad House Comedy Club on September 13, 2014.
Shane Mauss starts some stuff with the wrong woman. Rookie mistake, Shane. Recorded live at Laugh Boston.
Dana Gould performing comedy about fears, live at Josh and Josh Show on March 20, 2014.
Dean Oleson performing comedy about spiders, live at Tacoma Comedy Club on November 30, 2013.
Andy Woodhull performing comedy about Redwood Forest, live at Go Bananas on September 8, 2012.
Rob Haze performing comedy about license plate, live at Laughing Skull Lounge on November 14, 2014.