Frank speaking | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Frank speaking

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

The week's comedy on TV and radio.

Monday June 17

HEY TRACEY! Joel Dommett hosts this new ITV2 celebrity quiz show which features a Siri-style personal assistant who may be able to help with the answers, but isn't quite as slick at the artificial intelligences you might be interested. Those taking part in the first episode include comics Chris Ramsey and Luke Kempner. ITV2, 10pm

Wednesday June 19

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Kiri Pritchard-McLean takes to the stage for this week's stand-up special, taking viewers through her past relationships and 'micro-cheating' on social media. Comedy Central, 10.30pm. Here's a preview

Thursday June 20

MY OBSESSION: Paul Merton and Suki Webster return in this comedy about the obsessive, narcissistic culture of celebrity. It was originally an Edinburgh Fringe play about a superfan gatecrashing the hotel room of a famous comedian that was adapted into a half-hour radio show last year. This two-part follow-up turns the tables as the self-obsessed comic pays his number one fan a surprise visit - as he needs a lift to his next gig. Radio 4, 6.30pm

Friday June 21

BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY Just four months after its limited cinema release, this documentary about Timperley's favourite son, Frank Sidebottom, and the man inside the papier mache head, comes to Sky Arts. Sidebottom was a fixture on the Manchester comedy and music scene for 25 years up to Sievey's death, on this very day in 2010. However, very few were able to get to know Sievey - an imbalance this film hopes to redress with the help of friends and family, including famous names such as Ross Noble, Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson and John Cooper Clarke. Read our review of the documentary here. Sky Arts, 10pm

STILL GAME: Jack, Victor and the rest of the Craiglang gang are back on BBC One for the ninth - and final - series of Still Game, which has already been seen in Scotland. In this first episode,Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's pensioner alter-egos decide it's high time they got tech savvy… BBC One, 9pm

THE LAST LEG Sandi Toksvig guests... Channel 4, 10pm

Saturday June 22

ROSS NOBLE'S NEWCASTLE: A rerun of the comic's 2016 three-hour guide to his home town. Radio 4 Extra, 9am

Published: 16 Jun 2019

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