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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.

Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit

Dara O Briain challenges comedy and entertainment stars to battle it out on some of the greatest video games of all time. And you get to play along too! Guests include Bob Mortimer, Russell Howard and Susan Calman playing each other at the likes of Pac-Man, Mario Kart and Space Invaders to Rocket League, Fruit Ninja and Minecraft.

Six shows will be recorded Fountain Studios, across the road from Wembley Park Tube, from April 20 to 26. For free tickets, visit Standing Room Only

Taskmaster with Greg Davies and Alex Horne

Greg Davies sets a series of tasks to a group of comedians with Alex Horne assisting. The series 2 contestants are: Jon Richardson, Richard Osman, Joe Wilkinson, Katherine Ryan and Doc Brown.

The show is being recorded at Fountain Studios, Wembley, from May 4 to 11. Visit for free tickets.

Duck Quacks Don’t Echo

Lee Mack’s Sky 1 comedy show about amazing facts and trivia returns, with guests scheduled to appear in the new series including: Sir Trevor McDonald, Sue Perkins, David Mitchell, Jason Byrne, Richard Osman, Danny Dyer, Jo Brand, Philip Glenister, Josh Widdicombe, Jimmy Carr, Martin Clunes, Aisling Bea.

The new series will be recording on various evening and afternoon sessions from April 6 to May 5 at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire. For free tickets, visit Standing Room Only

Not Going Out

Lee Mack, Sally Bretton and Hugh Dennis will be reading through scripts for the eighth series of the award-winning sitcom at Theatre 503 in Battersea, South London, from April 17 to 19. Visit for free tickets.

Alan Carr Chatty Man

The new series of Alan Carr’s Channel 4 chat show will be recorded on various dates until May 4 at the London Studios on the South Bank. For free tickets, visit Standing Room Only

John Bishop In Conversation With…

Interview show being recorded at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden at various dates between April 7 and July 1. For free tickets, visit Standing Room Only

Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar

We all like to think we know about the news and yet, whilst jokes about George Osborne’s new haircut are all well and good, do you still have that nagging suspicion there’s important things going on beneath the headlines you’d like to know about?

Well, help is at hand! Nish Kumar is here to cast his spotlight on the week’s most talked about news items, taking an in-depth look at the biggest stories from the past seven days to scrutinise what’s actually going on beneath the bluster.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on May 23. For free tickets, visit the BBC ticket website


Welcome to Wherever You Are

A new radio show that uses modern technology to bring the best stand-ups from around the world into the BBC Radio Theatre, regardless of where they happen be at the time - from Sydney to St Petersburg to Sao Paolo - introduced and interviewed by Andrew Maxwell.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on May 30. For free tickets, visit the BBC ticket website

Posted: 27 Jun 2006

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