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Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

Folksoundomy: A collection of sounds, music and speech derived from the efforts of volunteers to make information as widely available as possible. Because the metadata related to these audio items are often done outside the library or cataloging industries, finding material can be more difficult. The Folksoundomy collection attempts to add a layer of classification for easier navigation.

This is Folksoundomy Comedy, a collection of humorous and comedic recordings.


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Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by David Mitchell, Robert Webb, et al
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast in 29 episodes from 2003 to 2013, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb with James Bachman, Olivia Colman & Sarah Hadland.
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Topics: That Mitchell And Webb Sound, radio, comedy, sketches, sketch show
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by Mark Evans
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BBC Radio 4 sitcom by Mark Evans broadcast in 30 episodes from 2007 to 2012. A spoof of Charles Dickens' novels and other well-known works, set in the Victorian world of ludicrously elaborate etiquette and unhelpful new inventions. Rollicking good fun performed with great gusto by Tom Allen, Anthony Head, Sarah Hadland, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell and others.
Topics: Bleak Expectations, Mark Evans, comedy, spoof, humour, humor, BBC, radio, show, Charles Dickens,...
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Eddie Robson
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BBC Radio 2 sitcom set in a sleepy English village where an alien invasion somehow becomes bogged down in local politics. Broadcast in 11 episodes from 2012 to 2014, starring Hattie Morahan, Hannah Murray, Jan Francis, Peter Davison, Charles Edwards & Julian Rhind-Tutt.
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Topics: radio, bbc, humour, humor, comedy, Welcome To Our Village Please Invade Carefully, Eddie Robson,...
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer
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BBC Radio 4 sitcom broadcast in 18 episodes from 2002 to 2007, starring Graeme Garden & Barry Cryer as the eponymous Scotsmen, with Alison Steadman & Jeremy Hardy, under the title You'll Have Had Your Tea? - a reference to the Scottish way of informing visitors that they will not be fed! The show is a spin-off from Radio 4's "antidote to panel games", I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue ; no pun is left undone, no entendre is left undoubled, in the same vein of humour as its progenitor.
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Topics: Hamish And Dougal, You'll Have Had Your Tea?, ISIHAC, Clue, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, sitcom,...
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Tom Basden
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BBC Radio 4 sitcom which ran from 2010.  Political satire about five young adults who want to change the world but have no idea how, and little idea why.
Topics: Radio, Sitcom, Political satire
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by BBC Radio 4
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It's a Fair Cop Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside Police force before turning to stand-up comedy. In his time as a cop on the beat Alfie ‘has seen it all’ so, in addition to all that policing knowledge and experience, he has a wealth of hilarious stories you ‘just couldn’t make up’. His BBC Radio 4 Comedy series IT’S A FAIR COP is the perfect vehicle for Alfie to skillfully blend succinct layman explanations about the law, with very funny anecdotes from his own...
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by BBC
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Hancocks Half Hour
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Topic: Hancocks Half Hour
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins, Dan Tetsell
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast from 2004 to 2006 in 18 episodes written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins & Dan Tetsell. It is set in the "Museum of Everything", an apparently infinite space housing exhibitions as diverse as The History of Stairs and the Greek Buttock Gallery, as well as an inescapable gift shop.
Topics: comedy, radio, sketches, Museum of Everything, sketch show, spoof
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards, James Rawlings
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings featuring an eclectic mix of songs, puns and sketches, broadcast in 4 series from 2003 to 2005. These winners of the 2002 Perrier Best Newcomers Award bring a nicely skewed sense of the absurd to formulaic sketch comedy.
Topics: comedy. sketch, radio, The Consultants
"Amos 'n' Andy" , one of the most popular and long-running radio programs of all time, was brought to television in the summer of 1951. The series was produced by Freemad Gosden and Charles Correll, the two actors who had created and starred in the radio version. Since they were white, and the entire cast of the show on television had to be black, a much ballyhooed search was held, over a period of four years, to find the right actors to play the parts. Only Ernestine Wade and Amanda...
Topics: OTR, Old Time Radio, Amos and Andy, Amos & Andy, Amos&Andy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Melanie Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show starring  Melanie  Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine, broadcast in 19 episodes from 2000 to 2005, plus a  special Afternoon Play in 2008.
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Topics: comedy, radio, sketch show, Melanie Hudson, Vicki Pepperdine
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by James Cary, Adam Bromley, et al
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show written by  James Cary, Adam Bromley et al (12 episodes) .  Series 1, broadcast in 2002, starred Robert Webb, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Steve Kynman, Chris Pavlo. Series 2 in 2003 had Webb, Pavlo, Kynman, Catherine Shepherd, Beth Chalmers.
Topics: comedy, sketch show, radio, concrete cow
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Benjamin Partridge, Mike Wozniak, Henry Paker, et al
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast in 17 episodes from 2012 to 2019, performed by  Sara Pascoe, Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker, Freya Parker.
Topics: comedy, radio, sketches, sketch show
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Laurie Rowley,Tony Hare
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Two BBC Radio 2 comedic parodies of classic stories, starring Roy Hudd and Chris Emmett. Huddwinks (written by Laurie Rowley and also starring Denise Coffey, David Gooderson & Fred Harris) ran for 12 episodes from 1986 to 1988.  The Newly Discovered Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes (written by Tony Hare and also starring Jeffrey Holland & June Whitfield) ran for 6 episodes in 1999. Dreadful puns, risqué jokes and meta material, adrift somewhere between Round The Horne and The Burkiss Way .
Topics: Roy Hudd, Chris Emmett, comedy, sketch show, sketches, parody, radio
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Peter Baikie, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy, Morwenna Banks, John Sparkes
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Three radio comedy sketch shows: In Other Words…The Bodgers , broadcast in four episodes in 1985; Bodgers, Banks & Sparkes , broadcast in six episodes in 1986;  The Absolutely Radio Show broadcast in three series (in 2015, 2017 and 2019) of four episodes each. The six performers launched the TV sketch show series Absolutely on Channel 4 in 1989, using characters and material from these radio shows; they later reunited on radio for a special edition of Sketchorama in 2013. Sometimes...
Topics: radio, comedy, sketch show, sketches, Bodgers Banks & Sparkes, The Bodgers, The Absolutely...
These recordings are part of the Charity Albums section of the Unofficial Mark and Brian Archive . All of Me was the first charity album released by Mark and Brian. It was a single disc collection of comedy bits and special moments from the Mark and Brian program that was released in 1995. Original Album Images Click the image thumbnails below to view larger versions. Booklet 1 Booklet 2 Booklet 3 Booklet 4 CD Inside of Back Insert Outside of Back Insert
Topic: MarkAndBrian
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck
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BBC Radio comedy series broadcast in 2008 in 8 episodes created by The Penny Dreadfuls (Humphrey Ker, David Reed & Thom Tuck), spoofing the square-jawed heroes of Victorian adventure stories.
Topics: The Brothers Faversham, The Penny Dreadfuls, radio, comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by BBC Radio 4
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"The antidote to panel games", I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is a BBC radio comedy show. It consists of two teams of two comedians "given silly things to do" by a chairman. The show launched in April 1972 as a parody of radio and TV panel games, and has been broadcast ever since on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue developed from the long-running radio sketch show I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, the writers of which were John Cleese, Jo Kendall,...
Topic: Comedy, Radio
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Mark Tavener
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BBCR4 2000 - 2004 4 series containing 22 x 30 minute episodes Absolute Power (Radio) - Mark Tavener Stephen Fry and John Bird star in all four series of the BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy, plus the 2006 special episode. Set in the Machiavellian world of modern PR, Absolute Power introduces us to London-based 'government-media relations consultancy' Prentiss McCabe, whose partners Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are frequently embroiled in the machinations of the British political system....
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Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
These recordings are part of the Charity Albums section of the Unofficial Mark and Brian Archive . You Had To Be There! was the second charity album released by Mark and Brian. It was a two-disc collection released in 1997. The first disc contained more popular comedy bits from their radio program. The second disc featured live performances from in-studio guests and special event appearances on the program. Original Album Images Click the image thumbnails below to view larger versions. Booklet...
Topic: MarkAndBrian
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by John Sparkes
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BBC Radio Wales comedy series broadcast in 12 episodes from 2014 to 2016, written by and starring the fascinating John Sparkes, featuring the rambling monologues of the befuddled Welsh geek Siadwel (who previously appeared in the BBC TV show Naked Video and the BBC Radio show Bodgers, Banks & Sparkes).
Topics: Siadwel, radio, comedy, Welsh, Wales
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by James Follett
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BBC radio science fiction serial by James Follett, broadcast in 20 episodes in 1981 & 1982.  The 4 crew members of a damaged spaceship, all born during the 100 year journey, want to return to Earth, the home world they have never seen, but the computers who really control the ship have other ideas . . .
Topics: Earthsearch, Follett, space, science fiction, drama, radio, audiodrama
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by Andy Hamilton
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Old Harry's Game is a comedy set in...... Hell. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton, Satan is less the epitome of evil, more a long suffering departmental manager having to deal with a difficult and sometimes stupid staff of demons and eternally condemned humans. For me, Series 1 has always been weaker than the ensuing series, as Hamilton found his feet - or should it be hooves? - in this unusual scenario. If you don't like Series 1, do give Series 2 a go.
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Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
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BBC Radio 2 satirical comedy show starring Andy Parsons and Henry Naylor with Richie Webb and a string of female "special guests" broadcast in 70 episodes from 2001 to 2007.
Topics: Parsons & Naylor's Pull Out Sections, comedy, satire
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Lee Mack. Neil Webster, Paul Carenza, Simon Evans, et al
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This BBC radio comedy show was broadcast in two series, of 6 episodes each, plus a Christmas special and a New Year special, from 2005 to 2007. A manic mixture of sketches and stand-up wherein Lee is supported by comedians such as Milton Jones, Mark Watson and Rhod Gilbert, plus music from a stellar array of guests (including Tony Hadley, Tom Robinson, Midge Ure, Suggs, Alison Moyet, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jamelia), all of whom are dragooned into the tomfoolery and mercilessly lampooned.
Topics: The Lee Mack Show, Lee Mack, comedy, radio, sketch, music, variety, stand-up, stand up
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Terry Ravenscroft
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BBC Radio 4 series of comedy sketch shows in 12 episodes, each beginning with a Star Trek spoof, broadcast in 1987 & 1989, written by  Terry Ravenscroft and starring Christopher Godwin, Jeffrey Holland, Susie Blake and Fred Harris. 
Topics: Star Terk, Star trek, comedy, sketch show, parody, spoof, sketches
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Paul Merton, John Irwin
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast in 6 episodes in 1988,  written by Paul Merton and John Irwin, and starring Paul Merton, John Irwin, Tony Hawks, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Julian Clary.
Topics: The Big Fun Show, radio, comedy, sketches, sketch show
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by Colin Hoult
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show by award-winning writer Colin Hoult broadcast in 8 episodes in 2013 & 2015.
Topics: Carnival Of Monsters, radio, sketches, sketch show
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by BBC Radio 2
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Parsley Sidings was an early 1970s BBC Radio sitcom starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender (who were also starring in television's Dad's Army at the time), together with Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser (from the Carry On films). Created and written by the renowned Jim Eldridge, the show is set in a sleepy out of the way railway station in the Midlands, on the line between Euston and Birmingham. The main characters are the station master, Horace Hepplewhite (played by Lowe); his son, Bertrand...
Topics: Radio, Comedy, Dad's Army
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen
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Comedy sketch radio show presented by award-winning comedy duo The Pin (Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen), broadcast in twelve episodes on BBC Radio 4 from 2015 to 2019.
Topics: radio, BBC, sketch, comedy, humour, humor, The Pin, Ben Ashenden, Alex Owen
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Series 4 and a Health & Safety inspector arrives in Hell.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Series 2 which introduces Satan's nauseous assistant Scumspawn, as well the emperor Nero and the most evil animal in Hell.......
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Laurie Wyman
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The Navy Lark was a BBC Radio comedy series that ran for 15 series between 1959 and 1976 with largely the sane cast, and, some would say, the same jokes. An ensemble cast played a number of characters, many with distinct catchphrases. Among the most memorable are the thieving Chief Petty Officer Pertwee, the oldest Sub Lieutenant in the Navy, Sub Lieutenant Phillips, Able Seaman Goldstein (despite his name, he is Welsh), Wren Chasen (the only sensible person in the crew), the long suffering...
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by BBC Radio 2
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“A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.” Dad's Army is considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms ever made.  The series had a sequel; It Sticks Out Half A Mile which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the early 1980s. The series was written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, the team responsible for the adaptations of the Dad's Army television series into...
Topic: Radio, Comedy, Dad's Army
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Series 3 and God sends some Archangels to Hell to find out what is happening.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Series 6 and it's no easier running Hell.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
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The Likely Lads was a British TV sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais,. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, over three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. The sitcom was set in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. The show followed the friendship of two working class men in their early 20s, Terry Collier (James Bolam) and Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes).   After growing up, going to school and the Scouts together, Bob and Terry are now working in...
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Topics: Radio, Comedy, Likely Lads
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Series 7 sees a dog arriving in Hell...... and a baby.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by BBC Radio 4
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Young couple David and Helen swap the frenzy of Croydon for the serenity of the Yorkshire countryside. But there are obstacles to overcome... Terry Gregson's north v south sitcom stars Rodney Bewes as David Parkinson, Ann Bell as Helen Parkinson, Daphne Oxenford as Mrs Henderson, Paula Tildrook as Mrs Arthur and Peter Wheeler as Mr Sands. Produced at BBC Manchester by Ron McDonnell. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1981.
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Topics: Radio, Comedy, Drama
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Four specials, including 2 to mark the 2012 London Olympics
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Andy Hamilton
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Series 5 and Hell is full to bursting, so Satan must encourage people to be good.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
(Comedy Rap, Parody, R&B) The Lonely Island - Discography / Дискография - 7 релизов - 2008-2013, MP3, M4A (tracks), 320 kbps, VBR~262 kbps
Topics: (Comedy Rap, Parody, R&B) The Lonely Island - Discography / Дискография - 7...
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:ADEB842D5ED80ADA1D90C81781995D445192AB76
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Every extant episode of the classic old time radio comedy "The Great Gildersleeve" starring Harold Peary in the title role. Also includes the audition show, a guest appearance on "The Fibber McGee and Molly" show by Gildy and Leroy, Gildy's 1944 guest spot on "The Abbott And Costello Show" and three episodes of  "The Sealtest Variety Theater" featuring the character of Throckmorton P Gildersleeve.
Topics: Great Gildersleeve, old Time Radio, Harold Peary
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Ronnie Corbett
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BBCR4 When the Dog Dies s1-4 Ronnie Corbett reunites with Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent, the writers of his hit BBC sitcom Sorry!, for this comedy for BBC Radio 4. Corbett plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog, Henry. His grown-up children, who are both married to people Sandy doesn't approve, would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy is not having this - he's not moving until the dog dies. Sandy also...
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
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by Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham
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The Harpoon was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast between 1991 and 1994, written by Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham in the form of an affectionate spoof of the "Boys Own" style comics of the early 20th century. Each issue promised "six colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations", as well as adventure stories (such as "The Adventures of Maisie Drummond", on the trail of schoolmates missing in mysterious circumstances), general knowledge ("The Story...
Topics: radio, radio show, BBC, Radio 4, sketch, comedy, spoof, parody, "Boys Own", comic,...
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by Big Al, a fan
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This is the earliest full show. It will be another 5 yearts before I became a listener.
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Topics: WOR, am radio, jean shepherd, live radio
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by Benny Hill
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Six episodes from the BBC Radio comedy series BENNY HILL TIME from 1964 and 1965.
Topics: Benny Hill, BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Comedy, sketch comedy
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Three recordings from Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon. Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon was a vaudeville singer, comedian and female impersonator. His nickname of "Half Pint" referred to his 5'2" height. He got his start in show business some time around 1910 as a singer in cafes, movie theatres and bars in Kansas City. He traveled extensively throughout the United States between 1916 and 1921 and in the early 1920s he often appeared on the bill with King Oliver and...
Topics: Frankie Jaxon, Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon, Jaxon, Jazz, Blues, 1930's, 1940's, music, recording
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by Jane Bussmann, David Quantick, Peter Serafinowicz, Emma Clarke, Steve Brody
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast in 1998 (5 episodes), starring   Jane Bussmann, David Quantick, Peter Serafinowicz, Emma Clarke, and Steve Brody.
Topics: comedy, radio, sketch, Jane Bussmann, David Quantick, Peter Serafinowicz, Emma Clarke, Steve Brody
The Jean Shepherd Show  (WOR-AM)  Transmission Dates: 1965-1972 ( clip show ) " Jean Shepherd's Glorious Fourth Fest " A trilogy of tales for your fourth involving childhood, the great depression, explosives, & drunks .... 1.) 07/03 1968: In " A Squib Story ", Shep recalls how his Mother became a neighborhood legend among the children. 2.)  07/03 1965: Shep recalls working in his "Old Man's" firework stand during "the great depression". ( remote...
Topics: jean shepherd, jean shepherd show, spoken word, comedy, OTR, golden age of radio, 20th century, old...
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by Richard Bond, Edward Eales-White, William Hartley, Dominic Stone
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BBC Radio 4  sketch shows by the award-winning Clever Peter group, starring  Richard Bond, Edward Eales-White, William Hartley and Catriona Knox.
Topics: radio, comedy, sketch show
The Jean Shepherd Show  (WOR-AM)  Transmission Date:  02/26 1965 "The Big Chick with The Big Roscoe in the Kentucky Diner" (OR) " Sin Now; Pay Later " 1.) Shep recalls his Uncle's unique flair for interior design 2.)  Shep recalls his " Old Man " being held up at the office during the depression--  by a gentleman thug, no less... 3.)  Finally, " One Long Hot Summer "    is a "festering" tale from Shep's college years. He takes an early...
Topics: jean shepherd, jean shepherd show, spoken word, comedy, OTR, golden age of radio, 20th century, old...
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by Adam Riches
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BBC Radio 4 sketch comedy show written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches with live music and improvisation involving whoever happened to be sat in the front row! Eight episodes were broadcast in two series, in 2013 and 2014, each showcasing an absurd character (such as Mastermind, a blind megalomaniac looking for love, and Sean Bean, sworn showbusiness enemy of the McGann brothers) in fast-paced offbeat sketches.
Topics: Adam Riches, comedy, sketch, stand-up, BBC, radio, humour, humor
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Barry Letts
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Barry Letts recounts his experiences as producer of one of BBC's best-known TV series from 1970 to 1974, directing Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker (abridged version for BBC radio).
Topics: Barry Letts, autobiography, BBC, TV, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker
The Jean Shepherd Show (WOR-AM/FM)  Original Transmission Date: 08/29/1963 "The Freedom March On Washington" Perhaps stepping a bit out of character, we are treated to  Shep's historic eyewitness account of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.'s  famous "I Have A Dream" speech, that took place on the 28th of August, 1963 in Washington DC. It was a turning point in the turbulent & on-going civil rights movement of the 1960s.  This moving & amusing account of the events...
Topics: jean shepherd, jean shepherd show, civil rights, spoken word, comedy, OTR, golden age of radio,...
The Jean Shepherd Show (WOR-AM)  Approximate Transmission Date: 11/29/1967 "A Hunting Story" (or) "Sitting Ducks" A trilogy of tales involving firearms, Alter Proder Beer, game wardens, vomit & a dead duck.... 1.) Shep defines the " seasonally-driven " man & then plays an explosive audio tape (made by studio engineer Larry) that was actually recorded on the opening morning of duck season.  2.) Shep recalls his " Old Man " & the neighborhood...
Topics: jean shepherd, jean shepherd show, spoken word, comedy, OTR, golden age of radio, 20th century, old...
The Jean Shepherd Show (WOR-AM)  Original Transmission Date: 12/24/1974 The annual reading of: "Red Ryder Nails The Cleveland Street Kid"  ---as read by the author from his book; " In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash"   first published in October 1961.  Portions of the work were later adapted into the 1976 TV movie    " The Phantom of the Open Hearth"  & the  1983 feature film  "A Christmas Story" . This is a slightly edited broadcast to...
Topics: Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story, mid century America, old time radio, golden age of radio, WOR-AM,...
The Jean Shepherd Show  (WOR-AM)  Transmission Date:  Thursday January 16, 1964 "The Great Indiana Blizzard of 1930" Whining about the weather? You may not be, after hearing this account! A late night Winter's Tale as only Shep could tell it.... This episode is fine example of Shepherd's comic craft. He can hold our interest for over forty minutes on a single topic that is usually considered one of the most common of all subjects; The Weather. It's a bit more than that, as he...
Topics: jean shepherd, jean shepherd show, spoken word, comedy, OTR, golden age of radio, 20th century, old...
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Terry Gregson
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David Parkinson is a man who values his privacy, especially privacy from his mother in law. When he is made redundant therefore, he decides it is the ideal time to move from London to somewhere deep in the countryside and tell nobody where they are living - not even his wife knows where their new home is. Needless to say, things do not turn out as he expected. Stars the late Rodney Bewes, an actor who for me always made it look as if he was not acting - in his case, not in a good way......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
The Jean Shepherd Show (WOR-AM)  Original Transmission Date: 12/30/1964 "The New Year's Eve Raid At The Kansas City Burlesque House" Shep laments living in the 20th century & recalls a childhood new year's eve with buddies Bruhner, Flick & Schwartz taking in a midnight matinee. Shep then recalls another ( more adult ) New Year's Eve during 1940's wartime  replete with fights, burlesque queens, wall to wall vomiting & the greatest generation! He refers to WOR engineer...
Topics: jean shepherd, jean shepherd show, spoken word, comedy, OTR, golden age of radio, 20th century, old...
Long out of print album from 1958 on Coral Records. 01. April In Fairbanks 02. Tranquilizers 03. Today Will Be Yesterday 04. Glad Rag Doll 05. I'm The Girl Next Door 06. Tired Blood 07. Jewel Song 08. Pneumatic Drill 09. I Always Say Hello 10. Charlie 11. I'd Rather Cha-Cha Than Eat
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Topics: Dody, Goodman, Grease
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
by Beth Donahue
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Beth Donahue has been performing as a comedienne for just over ten years. In that time, she worked her way up to headlining comedy clubs throughout the country. Having worked virtually non-stop, Beth's swift rise to headliner fame can be attributed to perseverance and a genuine love of performing. In 1990, Beth was in the Persian Gulf during the entire ground war; one of only two women from the United States asked to perform for the troops, she was a smashing success according to the staff....
Topics: Beth Donahue, dirty jokes.