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Harry Hill returns... with the best of the comedy circuit

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

The week's best comedy on TV and radio.

Sunday October 20

TOM ALLEN ABSOLUTELY LIVE: The comic’s stand-up special, recorded at the London Palladium. Channel 4, 10pm

OLGA KOCH - FIGHT: This week’s Radio 4 stand-up special comes from Russian comic Olga Koch, who takes the audience behind the Iron Curtain. It starts in 2014, when her father, who was well-connected in the  Communist era, was  stopped by authorities on the Russian border. Radio 4. 7.15pm

Monday October 21

DAVE GORMAN - TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY: A new panel show based on Gorman’s trademark PowerPoint-deploying comedy about the non-stop glut of information that surrounds us.  Episode one’s guests are Richard Osman, Phil Wang and Sara Barron. Dave, 10pm.

TRAVEL MAN:  Richard Ayoade returns for a ninth series, starting in Dubrovnik with Stephen Merchant. Channel 4, 8.30pm

Wednesday October 23

COMEDIANS GIVING LECTURES:  Massive Dad (Tessa Coates, Stevie Martin and Liz Kingsman)  talk on  ‘Can we create new senses for humans?’, Russell Kane asks ’Was Shakespeare an Essex man?’ and Phil Wang offers ‘A pro wrestler’s guide to confidence’. Dave, 10pm

DALISO CHAPONDA - CITIZEN OF NOWHERE: Malawi's most famous comedian Daliso Chaponda returns for a second series investigation the rocky history of the  relationship between the UK and Africa. Radio 4. 6.30pm

Thursday October 24

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MOVIES: The third TV appearance for Phil Wang this week as he joins Jonathan Ross,  Florence Pugh, Michael Sheen, Jennifer Saunders and host Alan Carr. Sky One, 9pm

Friday October 25

THE LAST LEG: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker  are back for an 18th series with a Stand Up To Cancer Special. Channel 4. 10pm

HARRY HILL'S CLUBNITE:  A new late-night series which promises a mix of ‘sketches, games, music and madness’. And most notably a collection of top-drawer comic talent each week,  kicking off with Bridget Christie, Spencer Jones, Rosie Jones, sketch duo Egg (Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini) and Colin Hoult as Anna Mann. Channel 4. 11.05pm

THE NOW SHOW: Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis return for a 55th series. They're joined by Ivo Graham, Sophie Duker and Karen Bartke. Radio 4. 6.30pm

Published: 20 Oct 2019

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