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.
The John Bishop Show
New to BBC One, John Bishop is hosting a new series featuring the best in comedy, music and variety.
To be filmed at the famous Hackney Empire, Bishop will be handpicking and welcoming the hottest and newest comedians around, music guests and acts from the world of variety.
The show will be recorded at the Hackney Empire, East London, on Wednesdays May 13, 27 and June 10, 17. Apply for free tickets from Standing Room Only.
The Brig SocietyMarcus Brigstocke returns to the studio with the latest series of his stand-up and sketches in which he is put in charge of something - the Foreign Office, football, Facebook - and discovers how difficult it really is. Recording in Central on May 16 (Shaw Theatre) and June 13 and July 5 (RADA theatre). For free tickets visit the BBC ticket unit.
Frank Skinner's The Rest Is HistoryThe Radio 4 panel show returns for a second series. Each episode will see Frank Skinner, along with his historian in residence Kate Williams, joined by a selection of celebrity guests, who will help him navigate his way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.
Previous guests include: Katy Brand, Josh Widdicombe, Sara Pascoe And David Baddiel.
Apply for free tickets from TVrecordings.com.
Nan with Catherine Tate
Two new specials are being recorded on Friday June 12 and 19 at The ITV London Studios on the South Bank at 2.15pm and 6.45pm each day. Apply for free tickets from Standing Room Only.
The Museum of CuriosityJohn Lloyd returns for a new series of the panel show about fascinating information. Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre in New Broadcasting House, Central London, on May 24 and June 7, 10 and 13. Note that recordings are at 2.45pm or 5.45pm. For free tickets visit the BBC ticket unit.
Simon Evans Goes to MarketIn this new series for BBC Radio 4, the stand-up comedian looks at the economic of four goods that might perhaps be referred to as 'bad' - coffee, alcohol, tobacco and sugar. With the help of a variety of experts and regular co-host, presenter of More or Less, Tim Harford, he shows how economics really is part of our everyday life.
Recording on May 17 and June 5 and 12 at the BBC Radio Theatre in New Broadcasting House, Central London. For free tickets visit the BBC ticket unit.
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.
Breaking The News?
Breaking The News is BBC Radio Scotland's new topic comedy panel show.
Hosted by comedian Des Clarke, a mix of comedians and journalists will take a satirical look at the week's news.
The show will be recorded at Glasgow School of Art Student's Association on Friday May 22 (a pilot), then on June 4, 11, 19 and 25 (at a venue to be confirmed).. Apply for free tickets from the BBC.
The Lentil Sorters
From the producers of Cabin Pressure comes a new sitcom set in the Office of Local National Statistics - nicknamed The Lentil Sorters. It would be a little piece of heaven on earth for the boss, stats-obsessed Graham (Vincent Franklin), were it not for his two assistants, the socially-driven Audrey (Rebekah Staton), who wants to use statistics for good and ex-banker Daniel (Kieran Hodgson) who wants to use statistics to sell discretely to an outside polling firm,
The show will be recorded at the RADA Studios in Central London on May 20 and 31. Apply for free tickets from the BBC.
Posted: 27 Jun 2006