A refugee's last resort... | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio © ITV

A refugee's last resort...

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

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

Monday March 16

SUNNYSIDE: In this new US sitcom, Kal Penn, best known as Kumar from the Harold and Kumar films, stars as a politician who gets kicked out of office and winds up working for a quirky group of idealistic immigrants. However, the sitcom did not capture ratings or critical acclaim when it was shown on NBC in the States, with the show dumped online only after just four episodes aired. Sky Comedy, 9pm.

Wednesday March 18

FEEL GOOD: Mae Martin’s new comedy about love and addiction, kicks off – with the comedian starring as a fictional version of herself alongside Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow and Sophie Thompson. Click here to read an interview with Martin. The full series will be available on demand on All 4 .immediately after this episode has aired. Channel 4, 10pm

KATE & KOJI: Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola head the cast of this new six-part ITV sitcom about prickly cafe owner in a seaside town and an asylum-seeking African doctor. ITV, 8pm

TIM KEY’S LATE NIGHT POETRY PROGRAMME: A new series of the delightfully offbeat comedy, which also features Tom Basden, Katy Wix and Mike Wozniak. Radio 4, 11pm.

HYPOTHETICAL: This week Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster will be posing ridiculous scenarios to Johnny Vegas, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe and Richard Osman.Dave, 10pm

Thursday March 19

MEET THE RICHARDSONS: In this week’s episode, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont finally get invited to the showbiz event of the year: the Jonathan Ross Halloween party, where Lucy gets to meet Jason Donovan. Dave, 10pm

Friday March 20

MODERN FAMILY: David Beckham, Courtney Cox and Stephen Merchant have guest-starring roles, as Alex’s company puts her up at a new luxury apartment with a list of high-profile residents, including Beckham and Cox, who play themselves. Merchant isn’t himself, though, but returns as the character of butler Higgins that he’s previously played. Sky One, 8.30pm

Saturday March 21

INFECTIOUS PERSONALITIES: OK, so it’s an unfortunate title at the moment, but this one-of chat show involves real-life doctor and comedian Ed Patrick, interviews celebrities about their medical history as well as their current concerns and worries, starting with Charlie Brooker and Sindhu Vee. It is one of six comedy pilots in Radio 2’s Funny Fortnight. Radio 2, 9pm

ALWAYS JUNE: ...and this is the second! Vicki Pepperdine stars as an eccentric landlady to a motley group of lodgers led by Morgana Robinson, who co-wrote the show with her. The cast also includes Emma Sidi, Janine Duvitski, Paul G Raymond and George Fouracres.Radio 2, 9.30pm

Published: 15 Mar 2020

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