Radio 4 renews Sketchorama | A tight 5: April 29

Radio 4 renews Sketchorama

A tight 5: April 29

RADIO 4’s live sketch showcase Sketchorama has been recommissioned for a third series. Thom Tuck, pictured, will again host the shows, which will be recorded in London next month. See the Free Tickets page to be in the audience. Radio 4 commissioning editor Caroline Raphael said: ‘Live sketch comedy is booming and here we have the pick of the current groups.’

TICKETS have also been released to be in the studio audience for the second series of BBC Two's Count Arthur Strong, written by its star Steve Delaney and the IT Crowd's Graham Linehan. The show will be recorded in Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, in June and July – again see our Free Tickets page for details.

SARAH SILVERMAN has joined the cast of the peril drama Masters Of Sex. Details of her recurring role in the second series have not yet been revealed, but the show – which airs on Channel 4 in the UK – revolves around sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

COMIC Michael Che has been signed up as a new correspondent on The Daily Show with John Oliver. A Saturday Night Live writer, Che performed at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and is due to appear at London’s Soho Theatre for a week from May 27.

MEANWHILE, fellow American stand-up Kyle Kinane has also announced a week-long run of gigs at the Soho Theatre from July 8. The comic has just returned home from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he was nominated for the Barry Award. Our review

Published: 29 Apr 2014

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