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25/06/2010

Best-selling comedian - ever - at Edinburgh's Fringe festival, Jason Byrne, reveals to Janice Forsyth how his childlike sense of fun and high octane lunacy never wanes - even in the face of adversity.

Hi-de-hi campers! Holiday park entertainment has long been viewed as naff by association with the likes of TV's fictional Maplin's and its hapless posse of Yellowcoat entertainers. So with the return of the 'staycation' we find out if holiday park humour is still as uncool as it used to be.

Prime time TV slots, online hits, DVD sales and stadium tours that outsell rock concerts - it seems our appetite for comedy has never been greater. So why is comedian Liam Mullan so concerned about this 'golden age' that he's campaigning for the return of the comedy album?

As the school holidays approach we look at comedies for children on BBC 7's summer schedule with Head of Programmes Mary Kalemkerian.

And we continue our series from BBC Radio Scotland's online Comedy Zone featuring the best or our station's comedy archive from down the years. This week we keep company with Barry Cryer.

All that plus our weekly comedy DVD recommendations.

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45 minutes

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Sat 26 Jun 2010 00:00