After the catwalk... | The week's best comedy on TV, radio and streaming © BBC/Various Artists Limited

After the catwalk...

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

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

Monday July 8

SPENT: Stand-up Michelle De Swarte writes and stars in the loosely autobiographical comedy drama about a model who has to abandon a once-successful career in the US to return to the UK, broke and homeless. BBC Two, 10pm

MARK STEEL’S IN TOWN: This week the comedian visits East Grinstead in West Sussex and writes a bespoke stand-up routine. Radio 4, 6.30pm

THE GREAT: The comedy drama loosely based on Catherine the Great and starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult returns for a third and final series, with more court machinations, more complicated relationships and more coup attempts. Channel 4, 10pm

NATALIE HAYNES STANDS UP FOR THE CLASSICS: The ‘reformed stand-up’ returns with a new series of stories from the ancient world. Radio 4, 9.30am

Wednesday July 10

GEOFF NORCOTT'S WORKING MEN'S CLUB: A new four-part series in which the comedian examines modern masculinity. In episode one, he looks at the sometimes problematic phrase 'man up' Is it sexist, or is it just shorthand for taking some responsibility for the greater benefit? His guests are comedian Jacob Hawley and 'man whisperer' Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz. BBC Radio 4, 6.30pm

Thursday July 11

SAUSAGE PARTY: FOODTOPIA: Eight years after Sausage Party was released in cinemas comes spin-off series, Foodtopia. The cast includes Seth Rogen, Kristin Wiig, Michael Cera, Edward Norton,and Will Forte and here’s a teaser:

Friday July 12

CELEBRITY I LITERALLY JUST TOLD YOU: The Jimmy Carr fronted game show returns for a fourth series with a celebrity special featuring Chico Slimani, Jonathan Ross, Josie Gibson, Oti Mabuse and Rylan Clark. Channel 4, 10pm

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Published: 7 Jul 2024

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