Round Up Of Recent Comedy News

New Comedy From Radio 4

BBC Radio 4has scheduled a new comedy show and accompanying podcast entitled “Now wash your hands”.  The show sees four hosts invite comedians to share their isolation experiences.

The six-part series will began on the station on Thursday 2nd April at 11pm, with the show available as a podcast on the same day too. Mini bonus episodes will also be available on BBC Sounds, with accompanying video clips on social media.

The half-hour episodes are being compiled and hosted by Jon Holmes, Salma Shah, Jake Yapp and Natt Tapley all of who will be working from their homes.



More New Comedy For Scotland

BBC Scotland is to broadcast a topical six-part series presented by comedian Susan Calman from a shed at the bottom of her garden.

“Socially Distant With Susan Calman” has been commissioned to react to the coronavirus lockdown.

The BBC explains: “Every week Susan will be bringing the nation together as she remotely hosts a packed entertainment show from her very own back garden. Susan will be keeping the nation connected to Scotland’s culture and connected to each other.

“As well as her personal take on this new way of life, Susan will introduce self-filmed contributions from the finest comedians, actors and musicians from across Scotland who now find themselves stuck at home”.



Johnny Vegas Wins

Leicester Comedy Festival has announced Johnny Vegas as it’s Legend of Comedy award winner for 2020.

In a ceremony streamed online due to the covid-19 lockdown, a range of prizes were given out, primarily recognising the winners’ respective contributions to the annual festival, held in February.

Vegas said: “Thank you Leicester Comedy Festival for this Legend of Comedy award. It’s a nice way of people saying you are ready to retire but still I’m really humbled.

Outside of St Helens no one would know who Johnny Vegas was if it wasn’t for you, giving me that big break all those years ago. I’m chuffed to bits; it’s a shame we can’t all be there and raise a glass and make things messy. But you’ve made me a very happy man. Cheers!”