Simon Day and Tim Key
Kevin Eldon takes a look at the close links between comedy and poetry, including shows from Simon Day and Tim Key. From 2015.
Comedy and poetry have always had strong links, with many comics and poets blurring the boundaries. Now, comedian Kevin Eldon takes peeks either side of the fine line that divides them.
With the occasional input of his poet alter-ego, Paul Hamilton, Eldon presents a rich collection of radio comedy that celebrates the risible and funny side of poetry. In this programme:
‘The Simon Day Show’ [Series 2 Ep 3]
‘Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme: Survival’ [Series 2 Ep 4]
Along the way there is a rich mix of poetry that might be funny, sometimes cringe-worthy, occasionally absurd, sporadically nonsensical, but often brilliant.
Produced by Luke Doran.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in January 2015.
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