A force of Supernature | Ricky Gervais's new special and the rest of the week's comedy on TV and radio

A force of Supernature

Ricky Gervais's new special and the rest of the week's comedy on TV and radio

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

Sunday May 22

DON BISWAS: NEUROTOPICAL: In this week’s Radio 4 stand-up special, recorded at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club in Manchester, Don Biswas talks about his dyspraxia, ADHD and mild Asperger's syndrome - and how their diagnoses helped him make sense of his life. BBC Radio 4, 7.15pm

Monday May 23

COMEDIANS GIVING LECTURES: Paul Sinha on The Art Of Quizzing, Kiri Pritchard-McLean on Everyday Sexism and Tim Renkow on How To Teach Kids About Taboo Topics. Dave 10pm

CRACKING COMEDY: A livestream of a benefit gig at the Leicester Square Theatre featuring James Acaster, Maisie Adam, Sindhu Vee and Mike Wozniak. It’s in aid of Women and Children First, and available via comedy streaming service NextUp for a £10 donation. NextUp, 7.30pm

Tuesday May 24

RICKY GERVAIS: SUPERNATURE: The comic’s second stand-up special under his megabucks Netflix deal promises ‘his take on the rules of comedy, spoiling his cats and how super actual nature is’. And probably some ironically offensive gags too…

Wednesday May 25

INSIDE NO 9: In this week’s episode, A Random Act Of Kindness, Helen (Jessica Hynes) and her teenage son Zach (Noah Valentine) don’t really get on, until the mysterious Bob (Steve Pemberton) arrives at their front door. BBC Two, 10pm

HYPOTHETICAL:This week's guests joining Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster are Dara O’Briain, Roisin Conaty, Phil Wang and Ninia Benjamin. Dave, 10pm

HERESY: Victoria Coren Mitchell presents a new series of the panel show with Desiree Burch, Grayson Perry and David Baddiel her first guests. BBC Radio 4, 6.30pm

Thursday May 26

PRU: This comedy about a group of teens struggling to navigate adolescence in a Pupil Referral Unit, a school for excluded kids, gets a four-part series following a pilot last year. In the first episode, it’s Sienna’s first day at the PRU and a chance for a fresh start. She makes a new friend in troubled Belle, reunites with a frosty old schoolmate Jaeden and crosses swords with hyperactive Halil, who is refusing to take his ADHD medication. BBC Three, 10pm

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco returns as cabin crew/CIA operative Cassie Bowden in the second series of this entertaining comedy thriller. Sky Max, 9pm

Friday May 27

THE LATEISH SHOW WITH Mo Gilligan: The stand-up returns for a third series of the double Bafta-winning entertainment show. Tonight he’s joined by Michael McIntyre and Judi Love plus Top Boy actor and musician Ashley Walters, dancehall legend Sean Paul and actor Jon Hamm. Channel 4, 10pm

IAN SIRLING: FAILING UPWARDS: The comic, and voice of  Love Island, releases his first stand-up special on Amazon's Prime Video. Recorded at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace Theatre, the shows explores topics including Iain’s inability to function in the most basic of public settings, the pressures of being in the public eye and that one time a man stole his shoes///

Saturday May 28

ARE YOU BEING SERVED? SECRETS AND SCANDALS: The latest Channel 5 clips and talking heads documentary looks at the 1970s department store sitcom, ahead of the screening of the 1977 movie spin-off. Channel 5, 9pm

Published: 22 May 2022

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