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To TV and radio recordings

You can see some of Britain's finest comedy talents for free at the recording of TV and radio shows - as well as getting a sneak peak at forthcoming programmes.

Tickets are now available for the following shows. When booking by e-mail, please state which show you wish to attend, the date and the number of tickets you require (four is usually the maximum) as well as your full name, address and daytime telephone number. Sometimes shows have minimum age limits, so check if in doubt.

Please note that you should apply for tickets by clicking the links in the copy. Do not email Chortle, we have nothing to do with these recordings and will not respond to any emails about them.

Live At The Apollo

The leading stand-up show, recorded at the famous Hammersmith Apollo, returns. This year, the show records on October 6, 7 an 8.

Tickets from Standing Room Only.

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

The legendary variety show returns for a new series on ITV, featuring big-name line-ups from the worlds of music, comedy,variety and West End shows.

Star names already on the bill include Neil Diamond, Little Mix, Maroon 5, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Davies, Sarah Millican, Bryan Adams, Ella Henderson, Art Garfunkel, The Script and Earth, Wind & Fire. Please note that the dates on which each guest will appear have not yet been released.

Guest hosts will include Rob Brydon, Bradley Walsh, Jack Whitehall and Jimmy Carr.

Recording on Sundays from September 7 to October 12.

Tickets from Standing Room Only.

Room 101

Frank Skinner referees three celebrities they compete for his approval to banish their top peeves to the depths of Room 101 forever.

The show will be recorded at Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood during October.

Recording on September 30 and October 2, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28 and 30.

Tickets from Standing Room Only.

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Specials

Mrs Brown's Boys is back with two new specials for Christmas 2014 – after 15 million fans who watched in 2013.

The shows are being recorded at BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, on September 16 and 23, but ue to the popularity of this show, the BBC are operating a random draw for tickets. Register until Wednesday 10 September at 10pm at the BBC website.

The Leak with Tom Price

The Leak is a new comedy chat show for Wales hosted by comedian Tom Price. It is recording at the Buffalo Bar in Cardiff on Thursdays September 4 to October 9, plus Wednesday October 15.

Tickets from Standing Room Only.

Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation

The comedian returns for a new series of his polemical Radio 3 shows.

Recording at the RADA studios, Central London, on September 15, 22, 29 and October 6 at the Pleasance Studios, Islington.

Tickets from the BBC website.

Citizen Khan

BBC One sitcom Citizen Khan returns for a third series about a Pakistani Muslim household in Sparkhill, Birmingham. It follows the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) and his long-suffering family.

Recording at MediaCity, Salford, on Thursdays from August 21 to October 2.

Tickets from Standing Room Only.

House Of Fun

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer return for another series of their studio sitcom, House of Fools.They share the flat with Bob's Norwegian son, Erik, (rising comedy star Daniel Simonsen) who has absolutely no time at all for his father but plenty of time for his new girlfriend, and Bosh, (Dan Skinner, creator of Angelos Epithemiou), a tough Geordie ex-con who is trying to keep on the straight and narrow.

Recording at MediaCityUK Salford, on October 20, 30; November 18, 27; and December 4, 11 and 18 – with recordings at 3pm and 6.30pm each day.

Tickets from the BBC website.

Funny Kind Of Family and Funny Kind Of Love

Julia Sutherland will interview a raft of comedians talking about family life and relationships. Confirmed so far are Thom Tuck, Deborah Frances-White, Rosie Wilby, Raymond Mearns and JoJo Sutherland.

The shows will be recorded at The Stand in Edinburgh on Wednesday September 17 and Tuesday October 7.

Click here for tickets to the September date.


Radio 4 Extra's flagship topical comedy show, is back for a new series.

Featuring an open-door policy - which means anyone can write for it - Newsjack is a magazine-style sketch show hosted by Romesh Ranganathan.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Tickets from the BBC website.

BBC Local Radio: African-Caribbean Comedy Night

BBC Local Radio is holding this celebration of African-Caribbean talent, the first event of its kind.

. The evening will be hosted by BBC London presenters Eddie Nestor and Brenda Emmanus, with a line-up that includes Toju the Militant Black Guy, A Dot Comedian, Michelle De Swarte, Aurie Styla, Nabil Abdul Rashid and others.

Register to take part in a random draw for tickets by midnight on Saturday September 27.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on October 11.

Tickets from the BBC.

Hannah Gadsby Speaks from her Art

Australian comedian and art history expert Hannah Gadsby comes to Radio 4 with a series based on her hugely successful one-woman comedy art shows. Each comedy lecture focuses on a 'masterpiece' from a particular era.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on September 20 and 27.

Tickets from the BBC website.

Colin Hoult's Carnival Of Monsters

Returning for a second series, Colin Hoult is ringmaster of the sinister Carnival of Monsters in this character-based sketch show.

Recording at BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on September 6 and October 4.

Tickets from BBC website.

Posted: 27 Jun 2006

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