Joe Lycett and James Acaster are Basqued in glory... | The week's best comedy on TV and radio

Joe Lycett and James Acaster are Basqued in glory...

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

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

Sunday April 3

BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING 2022: Jimmy Carr puts th questions to Rob Beckett, Richard Ayoade, Rosie Jones, Roisin Conaty, Mawaan Rizwan and Joanne McNally. Channel 4, 9pm

MORTIMER & WHITEHOUSE GONE FISHING: The delightful third series arrives on Dave, with the funnymen seeking salmon on the mighty River Tweed in the first episode. Dave, 8pm

Monday April 4

TRAVEL MAN: 48 HOURS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY: New Travel Man Joe Lycett is joined by James Acaster for a long weekend in the Spanish part of the Basque Country. Channel 4, 8.30pm

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES: With Milton Jones and Ria Lina represent the comedy world across this week’s games, versus Homes Under the Hammer’s Martin Roberts and Bake Off semi-finalist Briony May Williams. BBC Two, 6pm.

THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH: The David Mitchell fronted panel show returns with Lucy Porter, Holly Walsh, Tony Hawks and Alan Davies trying to smuggle truths into a web of lies. Radio 4, 6.30pm

BUTTERFLIES:Another chance to see the classic sitcom written by Carla Lane with Wendy Craig playing Ria Parkinson, a frustrated housewife and Geoffrey Palmer as her reserved and hard-working dentist husband, Ben. A young Nicholas Lyndhurst plays teenage son Adam. Drama, 6pm

Tuesday April 5

WELLINGTON PARANORMAL: New Zealand cops Minogue and O’Leary return for a fourth and final series of investigations in Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s mockumentary spin-off from What We Do in the Shadows. Sky Comedy, 9pm

THE GREAT CELEBRITY BAKE OFF FOR STAND UP TO CANCER: Ed Gamble dons the apron to see how his baking skills measure up to DJ Annie Mac and rapper Example. Channel 4, 8.30pm

Thursday April 7

THE BED SITTING ROOM: Based on the stage play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus, this absurd comedy is set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle with their lives. The starry cast incudes Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Marty Feldman, Arthur Lowe, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Roy Kinnear. Talking Pictures TV, 9pm

LIKE A BOSS: This gal-pal comedy starring Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish about best friends who run a cosmetics company together gets its network premiere as part of a ‘comedy week’ currently running on Film 4. It also stars Salma Hayek, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Porter and Lisa Kudrow. Channel 4, 9pm

THE LIKELY DADS: Host Tim Vincent and regular panellists Mick Ferry and Russell Kane return for a second series to discuss parenting from the paternal perspective. Radio 4, 11pm

CELEBRITY JUICE: Johnny Vegas, singer-songwriter Raye, rapper Aitch and Countdown’s Rachel Riley are this week’s guests. ITV2, 10pm

Friday April 8

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU: Victoria Coren Mitchell guest hosts with Sunday Times political commentator Tim Shipman and comedian Ria Lina on the panel with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. BBC One, 9pm

STUBER: This 2018 action comedy, also part of Film 4’s comedy week, stars Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver summoned to drive tough cop Vic Manning (Dave Bautista) to tail a dangerous drug kingpin around Los Angeles, he's not exactly thrilled. Film 4, 9pm

Published: 2 Apr 2022

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