Funny Kind Of Body, A [Radio Scotland]

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
012016052020160521 (RS)

Julia Sutherland presents stand-up comedy and conversation about body-related subjects.

Cerebral Palsy, ME, transgender-ism and blindness aren't really the sort of things you'd expect to laugh at, but in this show, that's exactly what we'd like you to do.

Host Julia Sutherland introduces the comedians who dare to tackle the most difficult, personal subjects. Lee Ridley is The Lost Voice guy, he can't speak - but is still an award-winning stand up comedian. After a 22-year struggle with ME, Viv Gee finally decided to tell jokes about it on stage and Jamie McDonald is blind. What do they all have in common? Jokes. Jokes about these difficult, body related subjects.

Their personal pain is diffused by laughter, and the transformative nature of comedy explored in the process.

022016052720160528 (RS)

Julia Sutherland presents stand-up comedy and conversation about body-related subjects.

Cerebral Palsy, obesity and deafness aren't really the sort of things you'd expect to laugh at, but in this show, that's exactly what we'd like you to do.

Host Julia Sutherland introduces the comedians who dare to tackle the most difficult, personal subjects. Mitch Benn lost 11 stone, then found a lot of it again, Francesca Martinez has cerebral palsy but hasn't let that stop her becoming one of the most successful stand ups around, Rhona McKenzie has osteogenesis imperfecta and Chris Broomfield is partially deaf.

What do they all have in common? Jokes. Jokes about these difficult, body related subjects.

Their personal pain is diffused by laughter, and the transformative nature of comedy explored in the process.