Radio series for John Kearns | 'Inspired by Tony Hancock' © Geraint Lewis

Radio series for John Kearns

'Inspired by Tony Hancock'

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns is making a four-part series for Radio 4.

The comic – who starts a run of 21 dates at London's Soho Theatre this week – will explore the comedy of boredom in the new shows.

The series has previously been described as being inspired by by Hancock’s Half Hour, and will feature his odd stage persona.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the 27-year-old says: 'In each episode, I’ve looked at these moments in life when you’re not doing anything. And that is life. That’s where humour happens.'

The series is being produced by former stand-up Arnab Chandra.

Kearns will also soon be seen in the BBC Three Naked Gun-style sitcom Top Coppers which begins shooting next year.

The former Houses of Parliament tour guide this year became the first comedian to win the main Edinburgh award just 12 months after scooping the newcomer prize.

Published: 22 Sep 2014

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