Chris Addison is to host a new live topical show on Radio 5 live every week.
The stand-up and Thick Of It Star will front 7 Day Sunday from Januayr 10 as part of a shake-up of the station’s schedule.
Addison said: ‘I think what's been missing from Sunday morning radio is a programme where relatively ill-informed idiots fail to take the news seriously for an hour.
‘7 Day Sunday will redress that balance possibly to a fault. And where better to do that than on 5 Live, Britain's premier rhyming radio station?’
5 Live controller Adrian Van-Klaveren added: ‘It's great to be able to welcome Chris Addison to the 5 Live family. He's one of Britain's sharpest comedians.’
Until this month, Addison wrote a weekly topical column for London's Evening Standard newspaper.