An arresting guide to Edinburgh | The week's comedy on demand

An arresting guide to Edinburgh

The week's comedy on demand

This week’s comedy on demand.

BBC Scotland comedy shorts

The four new series of comedy shorts that BBC Scotland announced last month, including a Scot Squad spin-off., have landed on the iPlayer.

They are:

The Chief Does Edinburgh: In which Jack Docherty’s alter-ego, chief constable Cameron Miekelson gives viewers his take on the history, geography and literature of the Scottish capital.

Bridge & Allen: Together Again A mockmentary about fictional Scottish music legends Bridge & Allen returning to tape a comeback album. It stars Mike Keat and Archie Easton – the performers best known as the Cuban brothers– and features appearances from The Proclaimers, KT Tunstall and Mel C.

Hings: An adaptation of some of the tales in the book of short stories of the same name by Scottish author Chris McQueer.

The Farm: Following a successful debut on iPlayer last year, Jim Smith returns with a mockumentary based on his life as a Perthshire farmer.

The Funny Life Of…

Remaining north of the border, Julia Sutherland has returned to BBC Radio Scotland with a new series in which she interviews comedians, kicking off with Iain Stirling. Listen on BBC Sounds here.

Wine Country

Co-written and directed by Amy Poehler, this road movie about female friendship also stars Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and veteran Saturday Night Live writers Paula Pell and Emily Spivey. They play a group of middle-aged women who head out to Napa to celebrate a 50th birthday. Early reviews have been mixed, but most praise the camaraderie of the cast and some amusing physical comedy moments. Watch here.

Machynlleth Stand-Up Show

Kiri Pritchard-McLean hosts highlights from the boutique Welsh festival, now celebrating its tenth year, in this Radio 4 Extra show. Among those contributing are Angela Barnes, Rob Deering, Laura Lexx and Jessica Fostekew. Listen here.

Published: 11 May 2019

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