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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.

Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Three election-themed shows of the format, in which the audience write problems on a card to be addressed by a panel of comedians

Roisin Conaty, Tim Key, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and Josh Widdicombe stand to lose their personal possessions if they aren't up to the task.

The show will be recorded at the ITV London Studios on the South Bank on Sundays April 12, 19 and 26. Apply for free tickets from Standing Room Only.

Upstart Crow

David Mitchell stars as William Shakespeare in a pilot recording of a new situation comedy about the life of the nation's best-loved bard before he became famous. A purloined play, a wise wife, a stroppy teen and the underhand machinations of England's sexiest spy combine in a mirthful entertainment suitable for groundlings and gentlefolk alike

The show will be recorded at the ITV London Studios on the South Bank on Monday April 27. Visit the BBC ticket unit to enter an online draw for tickets.

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

The improvised comedy panel show for Dave returns, recording at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, Central London, on April 21, 22, 25 and May 1 and 6. Apply for free tickets from Applause Store.


Comedian Bennett Arron is both Jewish and Welsh, no joke - although it is the starting point for jokes… He has adapted his stand-up show Jewelsh for BBC Radio Wales.

It will be recorded at Chapter Arts Centre on Saturday May 2 at 7:30pm. Free tickets are available from the venue's website.

Big Problems with Helen Keen

Following up Helen Keen's award-winning It Is Rocket Science, Big Problems with Helen Keen combines comedy and scientific fact for a fresh look at why it's hard to be a human. This show is about big problems and the brilliant, unlikely and sometimes downright dangerous, technological solutions humanity has come up with to solve them.

he show will be recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in New Broadcasting House, Central London, at 7.15pm on April 28 and May 6. Apply for free tickets from the BBC ticket website.

Mountain Goats

New BBC One sitcom Mountain Goats is a lively studio comedy based around the antics of Jimmy and his ragtag family of Mountain Rescue volunteers.

Recording at BBC Scotland in Pacific Quay on April 23; May 14, 21, 28 and June 4 at 6pm.

Tickets from the BBC tickets website.

It's Not What You Know

Miles Jupp hosts the Radio 4 panel show in which panellists nominate someone they think they know well - dad, daughter, best friend, mother-in-law, fitness instructor - to answer as series of questions. They then get points if they can match the answers their nominees gave.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in New Broadcasting House, Central London, on May 5 and 26 at 7.15pm.

Tickets from the BBC tickets website.

The Leak with Tom Price

Series 2 of the radio comedy chat show returns to Radio Wales. Tom Price invites comedians, actors and musicians to take a look at the week that's just gone by.

Recording at the Buffalo Bar in Cardiff, on Thursdays March 26 to April 23 at 6.45pm.

Tickets from the Standing Room Only website.

Posted: 27 Jun 2006

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