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Aisling Bea joins Avoidance

The week's best comedy on TV, radio and streaming

Our pick of the comedy on TV, radio and streaming this week…:

Easter Sunday

WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS:Jamali Maddix and Larry Dean travel to one of the least visited countries in the world – the remote island of Bhutan, with Larry doing all the driving as Jamali doesn't have a licence. Their journey starts with a nail-biting flight that only a handful of pilots in the world are qualified for, and includes visiting a phallic decorated town, attempting to sleep in a noisy Buddhist temple, and having an encounter with monkeys in the wild. Dave, 8pm

THE GREAT CELEBRITY BAKE OFF FOR STAND UP TO CANCER: Comics David O'Doherty and Suzi Ruffell vie to be crowned Star Baker this week, alongside Oti Mabuse and Gabby Logan. The celebrities take on an ice cream roll signature challenge and a kids' party favourite in the technical round, before creating their biggest fear in meringue form for the showstopper Channel 4, 7.40pm

Easter Monday, April 1

THE YOUNG ONES: Gold repeats the anarchic 1980s sitcom starring Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Ade Edmondson and Christopher Ryan from the beginning, with episodes every weeknight this week at the same time. Gold, 10pm

BBC RADIO 1XTRA’S COMEDY GALA: Recorded live at Hackney Empire, this stand-up showcase was hosted by Eddie Kadi and features the talents of Babátúndé Aléshé, Gbemi Oladipo, Kane Brown, Kyrah Gray, Michael Odewale, Ola Labib, Slim and Thanyia Moore. BBC One, 11:40pm

Tuesday April 2

MEL GIEDROYC - UNFORGIVABLE: Actor Rafe Spall reveals how he managed to evacuate both his bowels and a swimming pool, broadcaster Carol Vorderman spills the beans on her bad behaviour at a wedding, and comedian Dan Tiernan confesses to some criminal misdeeds. Dave, 10pm

Thursday April 4

THIS CULTURAL LIFE: Sir Michael Palin talks to John Wilson about his formative creative influences, including the absurdist humour of The Goon Show. Radio 4, 11am

TASKMASTER: Greg Davies has to find a way to award points after watching Nick Mohammed sheath a water bottle with a sock, Joanne McNally tie a noose for a soft toy, and Steve Pemberton repeatedly express a hankering for pancakes.Channel 4, 9pm

Friday April 5

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU:Guest hosted by Clive Myrie, the topical quiz returns for a new series with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop joined by Jon Richardson as a panellist. BBC One, 9pm

AVOIDANCE: Romesh Ranganathan's sitcom returns with the comic's character Jonathan determined to win back his ex-partner Claire (Jessica Knappett) and rebuild his family and make son Spencer happy. However, any chance of their love rekindling is complicated by new characters Brett (Matthew Lewis) and Megan (Aisling Bea). BBC One, 9.30pm

TRAVEL MAN: 48 HOURS IN PRAGUE: Joe Lycett and Adam Buxton come together to peruse Prague's wonders. The River Vltava is their first stop in Czechia, where they embark on a kayak tour taking in the key sights. Back on dry land, they explore the work of controversial Czech sculptor David Cerný and after a brief interlude in Prague's narrowest alleyway, dinner is served at Levitate, where they eat their way through an 18-course tasting menu which involves eating a sausage out of a skull. On day two, Adam and Joe board Europe's oldest preserved carousel and take in Prague's famous graffiti culture, which arose during communist times as a way of speaking out against the regime.   But it wouldn't be a lads' weekend without a nod to Prague's status as the world's beer capital, so Joe and Adam enjoy a beer spa. Finally, they ascend the Zizkov TV Tower, once voted the second ugliest building in the world, for a bird's eye view of the city. Channel 4, 8.30pm

THE LAST LEG: The boys are joined by Sara Pascoe, Munya Chawawa and Josh Pugh .Channel 4, 10pm

IVO GRAHAM: LIVE FROM THE BLOOMSBURY: The Eton-educated comic's latest stand-up special - titled My Future, My Clutter on tour - covers the likes of go-karting regulations, Radio One text-ins, Eagles documentaries, and KFC's social media presence It is released today on indie label 800 Pound Gorilla Media's website under ‘name your own price’ terms before being released for free on YouTube from May 2.

Saturday April 6

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST: In this returning panel show. Chris McCausland - who also devised the format - asks Iain Stirling and Su Pollard to take on Alasdair Beckett-King and Sophie Duke in deciphering brainteaser sound cues for points.Radio 4, 11pm

POINTLESS CELEBRITIES: Comics Dave Gorman and Jarred Christmas are among the competitors. BBC One, 7.45pm

THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW: Stand-up Laura Smyth hits primetime, appearing alongside Michael Palin, Lulu and Anthony Joshua. ITV1,9.35pm

Published: 31 Mar 2024

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