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Can comedians cut it in the wild?

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

Here’s our pick of the week’s best comedy programmes on TV, radio and on-demand:

Sunday September 26

FOXY'S FEARLESS 48 HOURS WITH Rob Delaney: The comedian and Catastrophe co-creator is put through some survival challenges by Jason Fox from SAS: Who Dares Wins to prepare himself to jump off a 40m abandoned viaduct in North Wales. Channel 4 says the show ‘combines breath-taking visuals, nerve-jangling challenges and confessional conversations’. Channel 4, 10pm.

Monday September 27

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES: Cariad Lloyd andGeoff Norcott represent the comedy community in this week’s challenges, against Sherlock actress Yasmine Akram and snooker legend Dennis Taylor. BBC Two, 6pm

Tuesday September 28

ALAN DAVIES AS YET UNTITLED :Harriet Kemsley, Jonny Pelham, Joanne McNally and Richard Ayoade are the guests in the final episode this series, talking about beach babes, psycho ex partners, getting arrested and problems at a massage parlour... Dave, 10pm

Wednesday September 29

HITMEN: RELOADED: Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are back as best friends, and professional killers, Jamie and Fran in the second series of the Sky action comedy, which they talk about here. It kicks off with a double episode tonight. Sky Comedy, 9pm

THE OUTSIDERS: David Mitchell challenges Toussaint Douglass, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Jessica Knappett, Jamali Maddix and Lou Sanders to take on various outdoorsy Boy-Scout-style challenges in this new show, which seems to be trying to fill a Taskmaster-shaped hole in Dave’s schedules. Mitchell talks about the show hereDave, 10pm.

WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU? Ian Hislop and producer Jimmy Mulville to talk to TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman about their long-running panel show, revealing how the programme began, the now-famous names who turned them down, and the details of Angus Deayton’s departure from the show in 2002. A fuller hour-long version of this show airs on Radio 4 Extra at 10.30pm tomorrow. Radio 4, 11.30am

Thursday September 30

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Roisin Conaty, Geoff Norcott, Alex Brooker and Tom Allen are among the guests tonight. Sky Max, 9pm

Friday October 1

SEINFELD: All nine series of the classic US sitcom land on Netflix after a reported $500million-plus deal. The streamer will be hoping Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer will be able to find a new generation of fans for that outlay…

Saturday October 2

BLANKETY BLANK: The BBC revives the quiz show with Bradley Walsh at the helm for a new ten-episode series, following a pilot last Christmas. Johnny Vegas and Jimmy Carr feature in this first instalment BBC One, 9pm

Published: 26 Sep 2021

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