The miserable life of a road comic | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

The miserable life of a road comic

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

Our pick of the week's comedy on TV and radio.

Monday June 24

THE Eric Morecambe AND Ernie Wise SHOW:  A radio version of their TV show with  sketches, guests and music. In the opening episode, first aired in 1977, Eric and Ernie are connoisseurs tasting British wine including Accrington Rosé, pay tribute to the marriage guidance service - with Eric as the husband in a strained marriage - and head to the garden to relax. Radio 4 Extra 8am

I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE: The 71st series begins with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Pippa Evans and Richard Osman being given silly things to do by Jack Dee. Radio 4, 6.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Stay up late or set the recorder for the network premiere of this 2015 film starring Gregg Turkington, best known for his washed-up comedian alter-ego Neil Hamburger. It's the same character he adopts in writer-director Rick Alverson's drama, which follows him across small towns strewn around the Californian desert accompanied by young opener Eddie (Tye Sheridan) who keeps stealing the show from the prickly headliner. Read our review here. Film 4, 00:45

Wednesday June 26

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE: Tez Ilyas is this week's comedian, and talks to the Camden audience about racism in his town of Blackburn and how not to use Tinder when you're single. Comedy Central, 10.40pm

Friday June 28

THE LAST LEG: Sara Pascoe joins Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. Channel 4, 10pm

Published: 23 Jun 2019

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