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Episode 1

Stand Up for Comic Relief Episode 1 of 3

Hugh Dennis hosts this series in which six radio presenters, one from each of the six BBC radio stations, Radio 1 through to 6Music, are given just two weeks to become fully-fledged stand-up comedians by performing their first proper gig in front of the general public at London's famous comedy venue, The Comedy Store.

The contestants are: Dev from Radio 1, Tony Blackburn from Radio 2, Tom Service from Radio 3, Jenni Murray from Radio 4, Tony Livesey from 5 live and Shaun Keaveny from 6 Music.

To help them on their way though, each of them is paired up with a mentor who will try to help them steer clear of the many pitfalls of performing stand-up comedy. Dev is mentored by Chris Ramsey, Tony Blackburn by Julian Clary, Tom Service by Sandi Toksvig, Jenni Murray by Mark Steel, Tony Livesey by Justin Moorhouse and Shaun Keaveny by Miles Jupp. Between them they hope to win the title of Stand Up for Comic Relief champion!

But before this they are given a tour and some history of the Comedy Store by stand-up legend, Mark Thomas.

How will they cope with such a daunting challenge? Find out by listening to this series of three shows - and then vote on which presenter you think is the funniest, with proceeds going to Comic Relief.

This programme sees the presenters taking their first tentative steps into the world of stand-up comedy. To see and hear more of their performances, and to find out how to vote for the presenter you think is the funniest, with proceeds to Comic Relief, go to

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 Mar 2011 23:00

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