The dark side of Tom Allen | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

The dark side of Tom Allen

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

It’s a relatively quiet week for new comedy on TV but here are some broadcasting highlights, mainly on radio…

Monday December 2

DAVE GORMAN: TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY In this week’s episode, entitled Shot Through The Face With A Cannon, guests are Katherine Ryan, Suzi Ruffell and Rufus Hound. Dave, 10pm

Tuesday December 3

COMEDY CLUB EXTRA - THE CIRCUIT: Radio 4 Extra’s comedy strand hits the road to celebrate the UK live circuit in this new programme. This week they are at Zoe Lyons’s queer-friendly stand-up night Bent Double, at Komedia in Brighton, where Rhys Nicolson and Tania Edwards are on the bill. Radio 4 Extra, 10.30pm.

Thursday December 5

TOM ALLEN IS ACTUALLY NOT VERY NICE: A new four-part series from the debonnaire and superior stand-up star explores what happens when his calm and collected exterior collapses when confronted with life's small injustices. Radio 4, 6.30pm ASIAN NETWORK COMEDY LIVE: Stand-up live from the BBC Radio Theatre in Central London with Sunil Patel, Athena Kugblenu, Jamie D’Souza, Isma Almas and Ria Lina. BBC Asian Network, 9pm

Saturday December 7

JAMES VEITCH’S CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION: He’s going great guns in the States, having hosted the Bafta Britannia Awards in Los Angeles and with an HBO special in the pipeline. But for now he has a three-part Radio 4 series - with the premise that he lacks the focus and application to make it.So he turns to mindfulness expert Dr Sam Harris for help. Radio 4, 10.30am

Published: 1 Dec 2019

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