Comedy writer and star of R4's Cabin Pressure John Finnemore presents his favourite funniest readings, with the help of his readers Stephanie Cole & Geoffrey Whitehead. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Great words from Julian Barnes, Kurt Vonnegut, Dorothy Parker, Philip Larkin, Jack Handey, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, and comedy archive from Chris Morris and Peter Cook contribute to a hilarious and warm-hearted show.
Producer Beth O'Dea.
Short pieces by Wordsworth and Housman
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey
First Sight by Philip Larkin
A History of the World in Ten and a Half Chapters by Julian Barnes
A review of ‘The Ideal System for Acquiring a Practical Knowledge of French’ by Dorothy Parker
Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut