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The beginning of the end for Inside No 9: News 2024: Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide

The best comedy of the week on TV, radio and streaming

Our choice of comedy on TV, radio and streaming this week…:

Sunday May 5

COMEDY CLUB IN MACHYNLLETH: A 15-minute broadcast of the Welsh Comedy Festival will air every evening at 10pm on Radio 4 Extra, presented by Esyllt Sear, until Friday.

THE ROAST OF TOM BRADY: Airing live on Netflix at 1am (i.e. tomorrow’s early horse), Kevin Hart hosts this roast of the quarterback (and supermodel Gisele Bündchen’s ex-husband) of the Netflix Is A Joke Festival.

Monday, May 6th

RHOD GILBERT’S GROWTH MINES: Rosie Jones, Eshaan Akbar and Jordan Gray share humiliating stories from their youth. Comedy Central, 9 p.m

Wednesday May 8

Man asks for change on a subway car

INSIDE NO. 9: BOO FOR A GOOSE: The ninth and, sadly, final season of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s anthology show opens with an episode set on an underground train stuck in a tunnel, where tempers begin to fray. Siobhan Finneran, Mark Bonnard Susan Wokoma, Joel Fry, Philippa Dunne, Charlie Cooper and Matthew Kelly all guest star. And if you’re mourning the end of the TV show, a stage version opens in January. BBC Two, 10pm

BIRDS PAINTING WITH JIM AND NANCY MOIR: Vic Reeves’ comedian and his wife return for a second series, searching for the Peregrine Falcon and painting with The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins and photographer Mary McCartney. Sky Arts, 9pm

Hold the front page: Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar head to Benidorm to work on Euro Weekly News. Sky Max, 9pm

Thursday May 9

BANGERS AND CASH:A 1977 TR7 owned by Mackenzie Crook – and featured in his TV hit Detectorists – is up for auction in tonight’s episode. Read more here. Yesterday, 8 p.m

Friday May 10

DO I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU: Mel Giedroyc hosts, with guest panellists comedian Daliso Chaponda and journalist Helen Lewis joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop BBC One, 9pm

THE YOUNG DEEDS: A fourth series for the raw Cork comedy about lovable villains Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) and their mother/guardian Mairead (Hilary Rose) as she tried to keep them on the straight and narrow. Read interviews with the core cast here.BBC One, 9.30pm

HANCOCK’S HELPERS: To mark what would have been Tony Hancok’s centenary on Sunday, Russell Davies explores the on- and off-air relationships the comic had with his comedy colleagues. It is followed by Briers on Hancock, about Richard Briers’ admiration for The Lad Himself. Both shows were originally created to celebrate Hancock’s 60th anniversary in 1984. Radio 4 Extra, 10am

Saturday May 11

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB: A broadcast of Ealing’s classic crime comedy, starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway and Sid James.BBC Two 1pm

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Published: May 5, 2024