Andrew O'Neill launches an occult sitcom | The week's best comedy on TV and radio

Andrew O'Neill launches an occult sitcom

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

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

Sunday June 19

JOSIE LONG: WHAT’S NEXT: In this Radio 4 stand-up special the comedian examines the ‘new normal’ post-Covid, concentrating on motherhood, climate, politics and optimism BBC Radio 4, 7.15pm

Tuesday June 21

ELLIE & NATASHA: A new character sketch show from Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou featuring guests including David Morrissey and Demetriou’s brother Jamie. And a song about snakes. BBC Three, 10.15pm

DAMNED ANDREW: An occult sitcom from stand-up Andrew O’Neill, narrated by none other than graphic novel legend Alan Moore. The non-binary comic plays a struggling musician and successful Deliveroo driver who has inadvertently opened a portal to another dimension in their bathroom. It also stars Sanjeev Kohli as their landlord, Jen Brister as their partner, Carly Smallman as their sister and Phil Nichol as a weird tramp. BBC Radio 4, 6.30pm

Wednesday June 22

LENNY HENRY’S CARIBBEAN BRITAIN: The comic and actor presents a celebration of British-Caribbean life with a host of famous faces including Floella Benjamin, David Harewood, Judi Love, Trevor Nelson, Billy Ocean, Andi Oliver, Levi Roots and Benjamin Zephaniah. BBC Two, 9pm

HYPOTHETICAL: This week, Liza Tarbuck, Judi Love, Josh Pugh and Amy Gledhill join James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe to ponder some theoretical quandaries. Dave, 10pm

JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE: Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening star in this comedy following the true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife Marge wins $27 million, which they use to revive their small Michigan town. Paramount+

Thursday June 23

TASKMASTER: CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2022: The long-awaited showdown between champions from Series 6 to 10 in which Ed Gamble destroys a bath toy, Kerry Godliman rolls a bobbin, Liza Tarbuck avoids low-flying bananas, Lou Sanders paintson skates and Richard Herring reveals his bare feet… Channel 4, 9pm

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL: The final selection of highlights from the 11-day Netflix Is A Joke festival in Los Angeles lands on the streaming platform.

Friday June 24

THIS IS MY HOUSE: Tonight’s celebrity panel comprises Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Scarlett Moffatt, Richard Madeley and Judi Love. BBC One, 8.30pm

Published: 19 Jun 2022

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