When rap meets comedy | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

When rap meets comedy

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

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

Monday September 21

GHOSTS: Rejoice! BBC One’s hit comedy Ghosts returns for a second series, with the young inheritors of a haunted country pile (Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe) coming to terms with their spectral housemates. The spooks are played by the Horrible Histories team that created the show – Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond – plus Lolly Adefope and Katy Wix. BBC One, 8.30pm

HIP-HOP’S LAUGHING STOCK: Comedian Joe Jacobs’ first Radio 4 show is inspired by his own life as a ‘failing rapper trying to make a career as a stand-up’. In the documentary he meets other artists who bridge the worlds of rap and comedy, learning about hip-hop's humorous roots as well as the world of rap battles. And he meets geek rapper Dan Bull. Radio 4, 4pm

WILD HONEY PIE! A network premiere for this 2018 comedy movie about a couple - one an aspiring writer,the other a struggling DJ - as their marriage hits its first potholes Jemima Kirke) and Richard Elis head a cast that also includes Sarah Solemani, Alice Lowe and Brett Goldstein. Film 4, 11:15pm

Thursday September 24

FUNNY COW: A first TV outing for this 2017 comedy drama starring Maxine Peake as a stand-up comedian fighting to make it on the brutally unforgiving working men's club scene of 1970s northern England. It’s a British Marvelous Mrs Maisel... Film 4, 11:15pm

NEWSJACK: The crowdsourced topical comedy show returns with Kiri Pritchard-McLean at the helm. This series, the 23rd, will be the first to be recorded remotely and without a live audience. And click here for details of how to submit a sketch or one-liner. Radio 4 Extra 10.30pm

Saturday September 26

JONATHAN ROSS’S COMEDY CLUB: Jonathan and co-host Mawaan Rizwan introduce sets by Lloyd Griffith, Joanne McNally, Kemah Bob and Tom Allen. ITV, 10pm.

Published: 20 Sep 2020

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