Comedy Catalysts [Comedy Club Extra]

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01Sophie Willan20190722

The multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley invites her peers to talk about the trail blazing comedian who inspired them to pick up the mic.

In this new short series, broadcast across the week in Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, four of the UK’s most unique stand-up comedians share how their comedy heroes informed their stand-up styles, and changed their lives.

The first episode features Sophie Willan talking about her comedy hero; Victoria Wood.

Sharp, eccentric and provocative – Sophie Willan has fast become one of the most exciting rising stars in British Comedy. Heralded as a true working class Northerner, Sophie tells Harriet that as a child she used to sit on her grandmother’s step reciting Victoria Wood sketches, and reveled in Victoria’s lyrical Lancastrian speech rhythm, which was the same as her own. She saw herself reflected on TV, and it opened up the world for her.

Harriet Kemsley is an award winning comedian, writer and actress, and also a presenter of the Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The series runs from Monday – Thursday. Other guests are:
Suzi Ruffle on Ellen Degeneres
Evelyn Mok on Maria Bamford
Sindhu Vee on Carol Burnett

Produced by Anne-Marie Luff

Harriet Kemsley talks to a comedian about the trail blazing comic who inspired them

Funny features from 4 Extra.

The first episode features Sophie Willan talking about her comedy hero; Victoria Wood.

Sharp, eccentric and provocative – Sophie Willan has fast become one of the most exciting rising stars in British Comedy. Heralded as a true working class Northerner, Sophie tells Harriet that as a child she used to sit on her grandmother’s step reciting Victoria Wood sketches, and reveled in Victoria’s lyrical Lancastrian speech rhythm, which was the same as her own. She saw herself reflected on TV, and it opened up the world for her.

02Sindhu Vee20190723
03Evelyn Mok20190724

Harriet Kemsley talks to a comedian about the trailblazing comic who inspired them.

Funny features from 4 Extra.

04Suzi Ruffell20190725