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Listen to the latest edition of Happy Mondays11.00 - 11.30pm,
Monday 14 April - 7 July 2008

Series begins:

Monday 14 April at 11.00pm
An exciting new season of late-night comedy, starring top comedy talent including Rhys Thomas, Jon Culshaw and Mark Watson, comes to Mondays on Radio 4.
crownMonday 7 July, 11.00pm What would you do if you ruled the world? How much would it corrupt you? Danny Wallace installs Simon Munnery into the Seat of Ultimate Power to find out what the creator of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior has in mind for the days following the revolution.
Michael McIntyreThe season kicks off with a one-hour special of live music, chat and comedy hosted by Michael McIntyre, at 11.00pm on Monday 14 April. Guests include band of the moment, The Feeling and comedy from Ninia Benjamin, Jon Culshaw, John Finnemore and Ed Aczel. Nothing quite like it has been heard on Radio 4 before.

Gallery of images from the recording

Michael McIntyre's website and MySpace page
Lucy Montgomery and Rhys ThomasMonday 21 April, 11.00pm DWWM was one of Britain’s best loved and most innovative fictional sketch groups. To celebrate their 30th anniversary Tom Rhys-Griffiths (Rhys Thomas), Tracey Anderson (Lucy Montgomery), John Girling, Roger Mills and the deceased Peter Wellet present their personal pick of sketches from over the years.

Rhys Thomas  fansite,  Lucy Montgomery Wikipedia page, BBC Tittybangbang and Tony Way's MySpace page and website.
Jon CulshawMonday 28 April, 11.00pm Eavesdrop on the bizarre, surprising and very secret lives of public people who have been caught unaware by the microphone. You could say it’s an impressionable comedy starring Jon Culshaw, although you probably shouldn’t.

Jon Culshaw's MySpace page
John FinnemoreMonday 5 May, 11.00pm John has written for more sketch shows you can shake a stick at, although why you’d want to we won’t speculate. His credits include The News Quiz, The Now Show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound (and ...Look), The Armstrong and Miller Show and some others that don’t start with ‘The’ or ‘That’, probably. Here, he not only writes but performs all of his own sketches, with some help from Tom Goodman-Hill, Kevin Baker, Marianne Levy and Sarah Hadland.

hub video 19x12   Watch John's video

John's MySpace page and website.
Pappy's Fun ClubMonday 12 May, 11.00pm If. comedy Award Nominees Pappy's Fun Club, were the hit of last year's Edinburgh Fringe. PFC – or Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby, Brendan Dodds and Tom Parry as they are otherwise known, mix gag laden writing with exuberant, joyous performances – they’re a bit like the Muppets but with less felt. Warning: this show also contains traces of Barry Cryer.

Pappy's Fun Club website
Stephen AmosMonday 19 May – 9 June, 11.00pm Stand-ups Stephen K. Amos and Jason Byrne and comic performers Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Mouth Trap) and Justin Edwards (The Consultants, Respectable) are brought together for a gang show that mixes the political with the plain silly.

video icon  Star Wars - join the rebellion (watch the video)

video icon  Domesday book misplaced (watch the video)

Jason Byrne's website, Stephen K. Amos's MySpace pageKatherine Parkinson's Wikipedia entry and Justin Edwards' Wikipedia entry.
Mark WatsonMonday 16 June – 30 June, 11.00pm Mark Watson is best known for his stand up and his Radio 4 show Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better. He’s also written this sitcom set in the world of lookalikes. So, to sum up, it’s a show about lookalikes on the radio.

Mark Watson's MySpace page and Radio 4 page.
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