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Friday 18 March 2011

Jenni Murray presents a special edition of the programme for Comic Relief live from Salford. Jenni is joined by a host of comedians including Jo Caulfield, Justin Moorhouse, Katy Brand, Susan Calman, and AL Kennedy in a live comedy special in aid of Red Nose Day from the BBC's new home in the North, MediaCity UK.
Fresh from her own comedy stage debut, Jenni will be exploring the art of good stand-up, how is a sense of humour defined by our upbringing, and the rights and wrongs of using your family as material in your routine, and we get a fit of the giggles... They say laughter is the best medicine - so how good is it for us to throw back our head and laugh out loud? As well as in-your-face cheeky humour from musical comedy duo, Busting Out.


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  • The Art of Stand-up

    Exploring the art of good stand up comedy, with Justin Moorhouse, Susan Calman, Jo Caulfield and A.L Kennedy.

  • Busting Out 1 - Everyone Loves Tits

    Australian Comedy duo Emma Powell and Mandi Lodge sing the signature number from their hugely successful show.

  • Humour & The Family

    How does Your Family Influence your Sense of Humour? With Susan Calman, Justin Moorhouse and Jo Caulfield.

  • Fit of Giggles

    Can having a distinctive laugh be the boost or the bane of your life? With Emma Kenny – psychologist, Susan Calman and Katy Brand.

  • Busting Out 2 - The Titty Train

    Emma and Mandi sing us out of the programme with The Titty Train.

  • Jo Caulfield

    Jo Caulfield

    Jo Caulfield is best known for her one woman shows. Jo has appeared at major comedy clubs, both in the UK and overseas, and has completed two solo nationwide tours. She is also Graham Norton’s head writer. Jo is a regular guest on both Mock The Week (BBC2) and Have I Got News For You (BBC1). She has written and starred in three series of her own critically acclaimed Radio 4 comedy show, “It’s That Jo Caulfield Again”. Her other Radio 4 appearances include the The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth.

    Jo Caulfield
  • Justin Moorhouse

    Justin Moorhouse

    Manchester based Justin Moorhouse is a talented stand-up comedian, writer and actor - not to mention an award-winning radio presenter. On TV screens, Justin is perhaps most recognisable as Young Kenny in the hugely successful ‘Phoenix Nights’. He spent the whole of the second series with his face painted as a tiger.

    Justin Moorhouse
  • Katy Brand

    Katy Brand

    Katy Brand is best known for her ITV2 series Katy Brand's 'Big Ass Show' and for Comedy Lab on Channel 4. In 2008 she won Best Female Newcomer in the British Comedy Awards

    Katy Brand
  • Susan Calman

    Susan Calman

    Glaswegian Susan Calman gave up a lucrative career in corporate law to become a comedian and has since proved to be one of the fastest rising stars in comedy. She reached the semi finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2005 and So You think You're Funny in 2005, and was a finalist in the prestigious 'Funny Women' competition in 2006. This year Susan has appeared on Radio 4's The Now Show, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz. She is also resident compere at Glasgow's most famous comedy club The Stand.

    Susan Calman
  • A.L. Kennedy

    A.L. Kennedy

    A.L. Kennedy is a writer and comedian. A number of comics have made the transition into serious prose but A.L.Kennedy made the transfer in the opposite direction in 2005. She now has a resident support spot in the Wicked Wenches evenings at Glasgow's comedy club The Stand. ALK does a few other gigs, but is generally too busy with other stuff to perform more than three or four times a month.

    AL Kennedy
  • Emma Kenny

    Emma Kenny

    Emma Kenny is a psychologist and counsellor affiliated to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society. She is known particularly for her work in People Watchers for BBC2 and GMTV as their resident psychologist.

    Emma Kenny
  • Busting Out

    Busting Out

    Busting Out starring Emma Powell and Mandi Lodge is the Australian show that puts women's assets at centre stage with its upfront, in-your-face comedy combining rousing song and dance sequences, sketches and stand up comedy. Busting Out! was a hit at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has since played to sell out crowds all over Australia and the UK.

    Busting Out


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