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Free tickets

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 peek 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.


8 Out Of 10 Cats Do Countdown

Jimmy Carr and regular team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson play their very own version of TV's classic quiz, Countdown, along with celebrity guests. Rachel Riley is at the letters and numbers board and Dictionary Corner regular Susie Dent is 'assisted' by a top comedian.

Two episodes of the show are being recorded at MediaCity, Salford, on various dates until March 8. Free tickets are available here.


The Last Leg

Adam Hills alongside co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker provide alternative commentary on the significant moments of the past seven days in this well-established Channel 4 show.

The show will be air live from Television Centre, White City, West London on Fridays until March 29. Free tickets are available here.


The Big Narstie Show

After a series that saw David Schwimmer take part in a UK reversion of Friends, Thandie Newton rap out the end of the show and Ed Sheeran swap bodies with Big Narstie, the show returns to Channel 4, with comic Mo Gilligan as the rapper's sidekick.

The series will be recorded in front of a studio audience at Television Centre, White City, West London on various dates until March 31. Free tickets are available here.


Joe Lycett's Got Your Back

In this new consumer show for Channel 4, Joe Lycett will be fighting for the rights of the great British public.

Famed for his own epic battles with petty officials and dodgy scammers, Joe will be campaigning on behalf of viewers who’ve been wronged by corporate giants, caught out by dubious claims and hoodwinked by fraudsters with the help of a celebrity guest, hidden camera investigations and fun in the studio.

The show will be recorded at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, Central London on various dates until February 28. Free tickets are available here.


Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier

Obsessive worrier Jon Richardson returns to Dave to analyse, assess and log a whole new batch of worries, with the help of comedians and experts.

he show is being recorded in Elstree Studios on various dates until February 23. Tickets


Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 20th series with new host Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

The show will be recorded at 7.45pm on Wednesdays from February 6 to March 13 at the BBC Radio Studios in Broadcasting House, Central London. Free tickets are available here.


Phil Wang: Wangsplaining

A new stand-up show for Radio 4. It seems like modern debate in the UK is becoming more binary, with both sides retreating to extremes to prove a point. What's needed is a little outside perspective.

Enter British-Malaysian comedian Phil Wang. With his experience growing up in the developing world, Phil sees things differently…

The show will be recorded at 7.15pm on Friday March 8 at the BBC Radio Studios in Broadcasting House, Central London. Free tickets are available here.


Simon Evans Goes to Market

In the fifth series of this Radio 4 show, Simon Evans uses his ‘jokenomics’ lens to examine the big, competing theories of macroeconomics.

With the help of economist Tim Harford, he will advance through the modern, industrial era using great beacons like Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes as his guide, reflecting on their work and on how they continue to shape our world today.

The show will be recorded at 7.15pm on Friday February 22 and March 15 at the BBC Radio Studios in Broadcasting House, Central London. Free tickets are available here.


Comedians Watching Football With Friends

Comedians will be providing a hilarious alternative commentary as they watch each match.

The show will be recorded on Sundays at Sky Studios, Isleworth, West London, on Sundays March 3 and 10. Free tickets are available here – and audience members are invited to wear team colours.


Published: 6 Feb 2019

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