Satirist Joe Queenan charts the rise and fall of the 'nudge nudge wink wink' epidemic.
Chris Ledgard meets the academics doing stand-up and asks why jokes get the brain going.
Peter White returns with a new series of No Triumph, No Tragedy and interviews Adam Hills.
Mat Fraser meets the former showgirls coming out of retirement and getting back on stage.
Ayesha Hazarika explains why she thinks humour is so important in our political discourse.
Joe Jacobs is a failing rapper trying to make a career as a stand-up comedian.
Michael Rosen talks to comedian Elis James about how to make language funny.
Bettany Hughes examines irony in her archaeology of philosophy.
Are the skills you need for stand-up comedy the same as those you need for sport? Really?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Roman satire.
Marie-Louise Muir unpicks the intricacies of Irish satire.
Harriet Beveridge says we don't take humour seriously enough.
Robin Ince looks at the enduring cliche of the sad clown.
Laurie Taylor explores what makes something funny and when it crosses the line.
Alan Dein follows musical stand-up comedian Christian Reilly on the comedy circuit.
With the Balkan wars still ongoing, Alistair Cooke relies on humour for some light relief.