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Richard Ayoade turns question master

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

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

Sunday October 10

SORRY I DIDN’T KNOW: Guests on the Black History Month panel show tonight are comedians Eddie Kadi, Stephen K Amos, Kojo Anim and Bethany Black/ ITV, 10.30pm

Monday October 11

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES: Andy Hamilton represents the comedy world this week, doing battle with presenters Matt Edmondson, Sabrina Grant, Kirsty Wark. BBC Two, 6pm

Tuesday October 12

QUESTION TEAM: Richard Ayoade a new panel show in which each guest has to write a round of questions. The sole stipulation is that they have proper answers, the rest is entirely up to them. Playing this week are Bob Mortimer, Thanyia Moore, Kerry and Godliman, while prolific author Christopher Bliss (aka Rob Carter), makes a special appearance for a round about books. Dave, 10pm

Wednesday October 13

WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT… NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS: Pamela Stephenson and John Lloyd talk to TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman about their pioneering sketch show which started Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, and, in the first series, the now disgraced Chris Langham, Radio 4, 11.30am An extended hour-long version of this show airs on Radio 4 Extra at 10.30pm tomorrow.

ONE NIGHT IN PARIS: This Netflix comedy special features 18 stand-ups on the French circuit as they return to clubs post-lockdown. It’s in French, but subtitled, and features Romain Frayssinet, Fadily Camara, Hakim Jemili, Kev Adams, Kyan Khojandi, Bun Hay Mean, Pierre-Emmanuel Barré, Shirley Souagnon, Djimo, Tom Villa, Vérino, Fary, Ahmed Sylla, Alban Ivanov and Camille Lellouche.

Thursday October 14

COMPLAINTS WELCOME: In this new six-part series, Tom Allen, Jessica Knappett and Munya Chawawa assemble a 'Complaints Committee' of viewers who have grumbles about the week’s TV. Channel 4, 10pm

OFF CAMERA: ERIC IDLE: The Python joins photographer/director Sam Jones to talk about why comedians feel compelled to seek approval and attention from strangers, about the challenges of being a solo writer, and the best advice he ever received. Sky Arts, 10pm

Friday October 15

STAND UP TO CANCER 2021: Davina McCall, Maya Jama, Adam Hills and Alan Carr host the annual telethon, with Joe Lycett keeping track of the numbers. Other comics taking part over the night include Sue Perkins, Rosie Jones, Mo Gilligan, Steve Coogan and the Derry Girls. Channel 4, 7.30pm

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU: Geoff Norcott and BBC news broadcaster Mishal Husain both make their first appearances on the programme. BBC One, 9pm

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW: Billy Connolly and Lenny Henry are among the guests. BBC One, 10:35pm

Published: 10 Oct 2021

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