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The Comedy Episode

Miranda Sawyer explores comedy podcasting, talking to Richard Herring, Adam Buxton and New Zealand comedians Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery.

Miranda Sawyer explores the world of podcasting, rounding up some of the best spoken word audio from around the world. This week: The comedy episode.

Richard Herring discusses the freedom the medium allows comedians and ponders its impact on mainstream media. Adam Buxton reflects on his new podcast and dreams of interviewing David Bowie for it. Also featured are New Zealand comedians Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery, whose podcast The Worst Idea of All Time is about their experience of watching the same tedious film every week for a year. The podcast's reached cult status - but how have they managed to get through it?

Producer: Jim Frank
Researcher: Chris Pearson.

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Sun 28 Feb 2016 19:00

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  • Colourbox

    The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme

  • David Seckleman

    Perfect Day

Richard Herring

Richard Herring
This week Miranda is joined by Richard Herring. Richard is the creator of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast and Me1 vs Me2 Snooker with Richard Herring. We featured extracts from Richard's chat with Bob Mortimer.

Adam Buxton

Adam Buxton

Miranda talks to Adam Buxton this week. Adam recently started the Adam Buxton Podcast, and this week’s episode featured extracts from the episode with Louis Theroux.
Photo taken by Matt Crockett.

The Comedian's Comedian

The Comedian's Comedian is a podcast about the intricacies of comedy. Stuart Goldsmith interviews different comedians about writing, making and performing comedy. This week's episode includes extracts from the episode with Tim Key.

The Worst Idea Of All Time

The Worst Idea Of All Time
In The Worst Idea Of All Time, comedians Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt watch the same film every week for a year. The first season was about Grown Ups 2 - with the second season featuring Sex and The City 2.


  • Sat 28 Nov 2015 10:30
  • Sun 28 Feb 2016 11:00
  • Sun 28 Feb 2016 19:00

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