On the record

Proops to examine stand-up albums

Greg Proops is to record a second Radio 4 series dedicated to classic stand-up albums.

Over the four-part series, the American comic will examine the social and historical context in which each album was recorded.

The comics under the spotlight are Ellen de Generes; King of One Liners Henny Youngman; Jonathan Winters and pioneering black comic Flip Wilson, who fought racism throughout his career.

Comedy Album Heroes starts on Radio 4 on Tuesday June 17 at 11.30am.

Published: 14 May 2003

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SPACE FORCE

Steve Carell created this new Netflix comedy with his showrunner on The Office showrunner Greg Daniels, and stars as a four-star general leading the new Space Force.

The show also stars  John Malkovich, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz and Lisa Kudrow - and is directed by Paul King, the Brit who called the shots on Paddington and, long before that, the Mighty Boosh.

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