Frankie Boyle's New World Order returns | The week's best comedy on TV and radio © Endemol Shine UK

Frankie Boyle's New World Order returns

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

The week's best comedy on TV and radio.

Sunday August 30

THE FAST SHOW: MORE BLOOMIN’ CATCHPHRASES Producers got so much material from last night’s Fast Show reunion that they were able to create this bonus episode, taking a deeper dive into the archives and unearths more hidden gems and the stories behind classic sketches. Gold, 10.40pm

Tuesday September 1

A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW: This acclaimed US comedy show comes to the UK more than a year after it debuted on HBO. The series was created by comedian Robin Thede, who recruited her friends from comedy - Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Gabrielle Dennis - to develop a programme to redress the lack of black women's representation in the American comedy landscape. The series features guest stars including Angela Bassett, Patti LaBelle, and Insecure creator Issa Rae, whose production company makes the show. Click here to read what the creators said about the show during a session at last year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Sky Comedy, 9pm

Wednesday September 2

TWO WEEKS TO LIVE: Maisie Williams stars in this new comedy as Kim Noakes, a strange young misfit raised in remote isolation by her survivalist mother Tina (Sian Clifford). Now she sets out into the real world for the first time … but after encountering hapless brothers Nicky and Jay (Mawaan Rizwan and Taheen Modal) at their local pub, a seemingly harmless prank puts them all on the run from murderous gangsters. Read an interview with Williams about the show hereSky One, 10pm

COMEDY GAME NIGHT:Liza Tarbuck hosts a new series of comedians and celebrities playing party games, with Sue Perkins and Guz Khan the team captains. In episode one they are joined by EastEnder Perry Fenwick, presenter Clare Balding, actor Martine McCutcheon, grime MC Big Zuu, comedian Sara Barron, and CBBC’s Karim Zeroua Comedy Central, 9pm

Thursday September 3

FRANKIE BOYLE’S NEW WORLD ORDER: The comic returns to BBC Two to offer his take on bewildering 2020 with the help of Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp, Sophie Duker, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Jamali Maddix and other comic guests. BBC Two, 10pm

Friday September 4

JON RICHARDSON: OLD MAN: The live recording of Richardson’s stand-up show at Blackpool's Grand Theatre on the final night of his 158-date UK and Ireland tour, Old Man, in 2018.Channel 4, 1pm.

THE NEWS QUIZ: Andy Zaltzman is the host of the new series, which is recorded with a remote audience watching and listening from home. Radio 4, 6.30pm

Saturday September 5

WHIZZKIDS GUIDE: This 1981 ITV kids comedy series harked back to an even older period of naughty schoolboys trying to get one over teachers in mortar boards. The cast, in which adults played the kids, featured such comedy luminaries as Arthur Mullard, Sheila White and Kenneth Williams. Talking Pictures TV, 9am

Published: 30 Aug 2020

What do you think?

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.