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. Please note that you should apply for tickets by clicking the links in the copy (either in blue or underlined). Do not email Chortle – we have nothing to do with these recordings and will not respond to any emails about them.
Russell Howard's Good News
Russell Howard's Good News will be returning to BBC Two for its tenth season, with his entertaining look at the news stories that have dominated the media.
The show records at The ITV London Studios on the South Bank on Tuesday nights from October 20 to December 8. Visit tvrecordings.com for free tickets.
Don't Make Me Laugh With David Baddiel
Don't Make Me Laugh returns to Radio 4 for a second series . Created and hosted by David Baddiel, it asks comedians to do the one thing they hate above all else: NOT get laughs. Previous guests include Frank Skinner, Nick Hancock and Jason Manford.
Recording at the RADA Studios in Central London on November 2 and 30 and December 5 and 9 at 6.15pm and 9.15pm. Visit Standing Room Only for free tickets.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr returns with his chat show for Channel 4. Recording at The ITV London Studios on the South Bank on Wednesday nights, plus Tuesday December 1, with doors at 6pm (4.45pm on October 14). Visit Standing Room Only for free tickets.
The Peterford Golf Club
The Peterford Golf Club does for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals. It's a new sitcom for BBC Radio 2, written by Simon Farnaby and starring Simon, with Claire Keelan, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, and Tom Meeten.
Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House on October 28. Apply to BBC Tickets to be in the audience.
In this pilot for Radio 2, Gruff (Elis James) is a new father whose own father, Bob, suddenly comes back into his life after a long absence. Bob is a convicted fraudster, released from prison on licence, who wants to inveigle his way back into his estranged son's life. Also starring Katy Wix and written by Gareth Gwynn and Ben Partridge,
Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House on October 17. Apply to BBC Tickets to be in the audience.
The King's Men: with Robert Webb
Radio 2 pilot starring Robert Webb, Terry Mynott, Nick Mohammed, Ellie White, Ophelia Lovibond and Katy Wix.
After discovering what they believed to be a German plot to invade The Isle of Sheppey (their main piece of evidence ultimately turned out to be a child's treasure map), policemen Ernest Ridley and Arthur Smyth are asked to join the new Secret Service in London: an organisation dedicated to uncovering foreign spies and plots in the uncertain and paranoid years before the Great War.
Written by Arthur Mathews (Father Ted, Toast of London) and Terry Mynott (The Mimic).
Recording at the Rada Studios in Central London on October 12. Apply to Hat Trick Productions to be in the audience.
The Last Leg Stand Up To Cancer Special
Adam Hills with co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker provide intelligent and alternative commentary on the significant moments of the past seven days.
The show transmits from The ITV London Studios on the South Bank on Friday nights, with this special episode for Stand up 2 Cancer taking place on October 9. Visit Standing Room Only for free tickets.
Posted: 27 Jun 2006