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.
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Tickets have been released for the recordings of the third series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. The show will again be taped at the Mildmay Working Men's Club in Stoke Newington, North London, on December 17, 18 and 19. For free tickets, visit the Standing Room Only website.
Stand Up For The Week
Series 5 of Channel 4's stand-up show will be hosted by Paul Chowdhry and stars Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh, Simon Evans, Angela Barnes & Romesh Ranganathan.
Recording at the Clapham Grand, South London, on Wednesdays November 6 to December 18. Tickets from the Standing Room Only website. Over 18s only
Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle
Adapted from his Edinburgh show, Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle combines Mitch's Scouse upbringing, his love of music, and a lifelong obsession with Liverpool's most famous sons in one show for Radio 4.
With Beatles parodies, trivia and his own (incredibly tenuous) connection to the band, Benn will record the show at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on January 14. Tickets from the BBC tickets website.
Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen Again
Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen was a hit at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival some years ago. The show ran in London's West End before a final outing in Montreal at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Recorded for BBC Radio 4, it is still repeated frequently on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
In Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen Again, Arthur interweaves Cohen's songs with his account of his mother's decline into dementia. In this new show he reflects on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death.
Please be aware that there is some nudity in this show.
The show will be recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on January 11. Tickets are available from the BBC tickets website.
Comedy character Siadwel is returning to the BBC for the first time in 25 years.
BBC Radio Wales have commissioned a four-part series which will be recorded at the BBC Club in Cardiff on December 11 and January 15. Free tickets are available from the BBC ticketline on 03700 101051.
Posted: 27 Jun 2006