Tag Archives: COMEDY

If you like Cabin Pressure, you’ll probably like this too!

8 Feb

We’re currently in the middle of the fourth series of Cabin Pressure, the sitcom about an airline for whom no job is too small but many, many jobs are too difficult! For those of you who are fans of the show, Duncan, our commissioning editor for comedy has put together a list of five titles you may also like!

if you like cabin pressure

Please let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions of your own!

bleak expectationsBleak Expectations

Anthony Head, Celie Imrie, Richard Johnson and Geoffrey Whitehead star in this ‘Charles Dickens after too much gin’-style Victorian romp. Bleak Expectations is a quirky pastiche of Dickens’ works such as Bleak House and Great Expectations as well as costume dramas set in the same period. Written by Mark Evans, who wrote for That Mitchell and Webb Sound and the television adaptation That Mitchell and Webb Look, this is a must for any radio comedy fan.

 Buy Bleak Expectations Series 1

ed reardonEd Reardon’s Week

This is the story of Ed Reardon, a 50-something year old author, pipesmoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email as he attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. Ed (played by Christopher Douglas) lives with his cat, Elgar and scrapes a living working through commissions for coffee table books such as The Brands Hatch Story and Pet Peeves, a book of celebrity pet anecdotes. Much of his work comes through his agent, Felix (played by John Fortune) but he makes a small income from running a creative writing course at the local night school, where his lessons frequently mention the single episode of Tenko that he wrote. Ed also earns an occasional £10 for taking part in identity parades at the police station.

Buy Ed Reardon’s Week: The Complete First Series

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes OffGiles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby and Graeme Garden, the show follows the adventures of Giles Wemmbley-Hogg, traveller, backpacker and gap-year ponce. This sympathetic fool clearly doesn’t mean any harm and has a similar charm to Harry Enfield’s Tim Nice-But-Dim and P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster.

Buy Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

John Finnemore's Souvenir ProgrammeJohn Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme

Cabin Pressure writer and actor, John Finnemore writes and stars in this sketch show, which It features such sketches as Winnie the Pooh coming to terms with his abusive relationship with honey, how The Archers sounds to people who don’t listen to the Archers and how Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde decided whose turn it was to do the washing up. If you liked Cabin Pressure, you’ll love this!

Buy John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme (Series 2, Episode 1) 

Old Harry's Game: The Complete Series 1 & 2 Old Harry’s Game

Written, starring and directed by Andy Hamilton, Old Harry’s Game follows the world-weary and cynical Satan as he deals with a rebellion and with human depravity on the increase, Hell’s getting over-crowded. It’s time for a new assistant. But will Scumspawn (Robert Duncan) get the job? This satirical, philosophical, inventive, topical and timeless comedy is a true great!

Buy Old Harry’s Game: The Complete Series 1 & 2

What do you think of these? Do you have any other suggestions?

Thoroughly Modern Millican…

28 Nov

Obviously being a dedicated member of the AudioGO team I was fully aware of the fab Sarah Millican who appears regularly in our comedy download features. Also having seen her appear on a few comedy road shows on the TV, the performances always raised a smile! However, I do have to confess that she hadn’t fully caught my attention and was an audio that I had yet to listen to! Then when a friend of mine asked if I wanted to come along to see a comedian ‘not sure if you have heard of her’ called Sarah Millican perform on a Sunday night in Oxford, I was pleased to say, ‘yes I know her that sounds like a great idea’!

The performance was brilliant and we laughed from start to finish, not only was it a great routine full of brilliantly told stories it was the audience interaction and quick retorts that flew back and forth that had me most definitely laughing out loud! I am off to listen to the audio now for sure! If you want to do the same then Sarah Millican’s Support Group: Series 1 is available to download from www.audiogo.co.uk

 Sarah Millican is continuing on her tour through December and in to 2012, tickets and dates are available via her website http://www.sarahmillican.co.uk