The Stand-Up Sketch Show returns | The week's best comedy on TV and radio © ITV

The Stand-Up Sketch Show returns

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

The week’s best comedy on TV and radio.

Sunday February 7

THE RANGANATION: Romesh is back with his socially distancing panel show to discuss the matters of the day. In an interview last week, the comic said he liked the added intimacy that format provided. Jack Dee and Alex Jones  are tonight’s celebrity contributors to the discussion. BBC Two, 9pm

GEMMA ARROWSMITH - EMERGENCY BROADCAST: This week’s comedy special is a sketch show from a writer who’s supplied gags for Tracey Ullman, Dave Gorman, Spitting Image and The News Quiz.  This show co-stars Tom Crowley, Adam Courting, Hugh Dennis & Susan Harrison. Radio 4, 7.15pm

Monday February 8

THE STAND-UP SKETCH SHOW: Another series of ITV2’s odd hybrid in which comedians tell a story in front of an audience, intercut with a  live-action reconstruction. Russell Kane, Kojo Anim, Seann Walsh, Elf Lyons, Luke Kempner, Josh Weller and Jayde Adams appear in the first episode.  ITV2, 9pm

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES: Everyone’s a comedian in this week’s run, with contestants Kae Kurd, Andrew Hunter Murray from Austentaitious and No Such Thing As A Fish, Kate Robbins and Zoe Lyons, whose own game show, the new format Lightning, follows immediately afterwards. BBC Two, 6pm

WOULD I LIE TO YOU: Sara Pascoe is among the guests this week, alongside Mr Motivator, Dan Walker and Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan. BBC One, 9pm

Tuesday February 9

MEL GIEDROYC - UNFORGIVEN:  Jimmy Carr, Judi Love and Richard Bacon share their shameful stories with the host and her sidekick Lou Sanders. Dave, 10pm

Wednesday February 10

HYPOTHETICAL:  Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster are back giving their guests preposterous hypothetical scenarios and judging how they’d cope. Suzi Ruffell, Tom Allen, Sophie Duker and Desiree Burch are the guests in episode one. Dave, 10pm

GOSSIP AND GODDESSES: Granny Kumar is back. Meera Syal’s creation returns, with her great-granddaughter Maya (Ambreen Razia) and ‘frenemy’ Geeta (Harvey Virdi) to chat with their all-female guests. In episode one, it’s  journalist Samira Ahmed and actress Thandie Newton. Radio 4, 6.30pm

ABILITY: The third series of the comedy based on Lost Voice Guy Lee Ridley’s life comes to Radio 4.  Matt, who has cerebral palsy, is still sharing a flat with his best mate, Jess (Sammy Dobson) and tolerating his rubbish carer, Bob (Jason Lewis), but now could there be romance on the horizon? The series is co-written by Kat Butterfield and Daniel Audritt. Radio 4, 11.30am

ON THE HOUR: Another chance to hear Chris Morris’s savagely satirical 1991 show that was at the forefront of a comedy renaissance as the likes of Armando Iannucci, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Rebecca Front and Steve Coogan all stretched their creative muscles. Radio 4 Extra, 10.30pm

Thursday February 11

ROB & ROMESH VS GOLF: The comics head to St Andrews as Rob Beckett tries to persuade Romesh Ranganathan to become his new golfing buddy. Sky One, 10pm

Friday February 12

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW:  Husband and wife comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Rachel Parris make a joint appearance on the show alongside actors Sienna Miller,  Daniel Kaluuya, Adrian Lester  and  Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory talking about her role in the new US remake of Miranda, Call Me Kat. BBC One, 10.45pm

Published: 7 Feb 2021

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