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02/07/2010

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 02 July 2010

Why do priests and vicars inspire so many television sitcoms? Brand new BBC2 comedy "Rev" challenges the cake-and-cassock comedy stereotype - but does it succeed? Just how relevant are the antics of a Church of England Reverend to a Scottish audience? Is there a clerical comic view of the world? And how do men and women of the cloth feel about their portrayal on TV? We put it to Church of Scotland minister, Owain Jones, and Father Joe Mills.

Braiding, cornrows, relaxants and weaves - what kind of hair day are you having and how much does it influence your self-esteem? In an expose of comic proportions, Chris Rock, gets to the root of the matter with hilarious documentary, Good Hair. Author, poet and Chris Rocks fan, Kokumo Rocks knows a thing or two about challenging hair - she reviews his efforts.

The days when a stand-up performed in a tiny club to a handful of people are being challenged by the increasing number of comedians doing stadium stand-up. We discuss what's kick-started this trend and whether comedians are the new 'rock stars'.

Could you cut it as a comedy critic? The world's biggest comedy festival is about to descend once more on our capital, so in preparation we master the art of critiquing comedy.

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 featuring everyone's favourite Aussie stand-up, Adam Hills.

All that plus our weekly comedy DVD recommendations.

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