An injection of humour
Laughter can often be the best medicine, so take a break and have a good giggle listening to these hilarious podcasts from British comedians. Not everyone has the same sense of humour, we know that comedy can be very subjective, therefore we’ve selected a wide range of podcasts so hopefully something here will hit your funny bone!
If you like any of the series below, you can find more episodes listed underneath the one we chose in the ‘Play’ window.
For more satirical, weekly comedy check out BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week and Friday Night Comedy podcasts, both will brighten your week. The most recent episodes of both can be found on most streaming platforms.
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Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened, but not Jamie Morton. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week. The friend’s hilarious comments, as they listen to the racy chapters, have earned the show worldwide praise. So successful it’s run to 4 series and become a sell out live stage show.
In this very first episode of season 1 , The Job Interview, we meet our heroine, Belinda Blumenthal, as she interviews for the job of her dreams as worldwide sales director of a pots and pans company.Play
Do The Right Thing is a live audience comedy panel show hosted by Danielle Ward, with team captains Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. They are joined by different guests each week to work out what the right thing to do is in any given situation.
In this episode : Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett join them. Subjects covered include falling down, dealing with exam stress, coping with the fact your ex – who you ghosted 10 years ago – is now your new boss, what to do if your other half is addicted to social media and lamenting Bat Out Of Hell, The Musical.Play
(1 hr 15 mins)
Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed.
In this episode his guest is thoughtful, ginger genius Tim Minchin. Start listening at 5 mins.Play
An offshoot of the quiz show QI. Each week Dan, James, Anna and Andy, the QI elves, discuss their favourite strange and interesting facts unearthed in the past seven days.
In this episode : 298, No Such Thing As An Emotional Support Amoeba. Dan, James, Anna and Andrew discuss Hornigold the pirate, support animals for other animals, and why the French can’t decide on what to call a pencil.Play
(1 Hr 20 mins)
British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie.
In this episode : Adam talks with journalist and documentary presenter Louis Theroux about his lockdown podcast Grounded, Adam’s book, advertisements for face exercisers on the internet, a brilliant/boring art film, Louis’ time with the Tiger King and bonding over the Beatles.Play
Comedy sketch group Birthday Girls invite you to their house party. Expect late-night chats with nothing off-limits, veggie Scotch eggs and party legends.
In this episode : Brunch with James Acaster and Ed Gamble. Camille invites the girls round for a classy brunch affair and comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble join for the mid-morning meal. Plus there’s croissants, coffee and cold sores aplenty.Play
(37 mins )
David Earl, Joe Wilkinson and Poppy Hillstead read out unsubstantiated rumours sent in by listeners. At the end of each episode they choose their favourite piece of gossip and help spread it further by getting Poppy to shout it out the window.
In this episode : Ricky Gervais. The team receive gossip about a girl with lots of kidneys and a teacher who apparently bought a snowplow.Play