Midterm machinations | Rich Hall and the rest of the week’s TV and radio comedy

Midterm machinations

Rich Hall and the rest of the week’s TV and radio comedy

The week's best comedy on radio and TV.

Monday November 19

RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES: Lolly Adefope and Miles Jupp take part in this new trivia-based game show from Pointless fact depository Richard Osman. They take on  presenters Dan Walker and Sarah Greene over a week's worth of programmes. BBC Two, 6pm

Tuesday November 20

ALEX EDELMAN'S PEER GROUP: The Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated American comedian returns for a second run of his Radio 4 stand-up series on what it's like being a millennial, kicking off by examining  his relationship with social media. Radio 4, 6.30pm

Thursday November 22

RICH HALL'S (US) BREAKDOWN:  The gravel-voiced stand-up is joined by co-writer Nick Doody along with Lewis MacLeod and Freya Parker  to break down the results of US midterms and offer a commentary on the manic chaos that passes for a presidency. Radio 4, 6.30pm

LIVE AT THE APOLLO:  Dara O Briain introduces Felicity Ward and Mo Gilligan in tonight's episode. BBC Two, 10pm

BOBBY AND HARRIET GET MARRIED: The 'reality sitcom' made for the Viceland about the marriage of comedians Bobby Mair and Harriet Kemsley comes to Comedy Central, with comedy friends including Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan  making  guest appearances. Read our review of episode one here. Comedy Central, 10pm

Friday November 23

COMEDY UNDERGROUND:Ashley Storrie hosts this Scottish stand-up showcase, the first in a series of comedy pilots from BBC Scotland. Sussan Riddell uncovers the perils of being single and the guilt of buying a meal for two; Stuart McPherson is relishing being unemployed even though his parents see it differently; Christopher KC tells of gatecrashing a house party' and Donald Alexander and Ray Bradshaw offer very different views of a difficult parents' night.   BBC Two Scotland, 10pm

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW: Joe Lycett and Stephen Fry are on the sofa alongside Nicole Kidman and  Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas, as Take That provide the music. BBC One, 10.35pm

Published: 18 Nov 2018

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