The Halloween Skewer



Jon Holmes's immersive, topical, mind-twisting satirical river of sound returns to Radio 4 for Halloween, after a successful pilot earlier in the year.

Fittingly for Halloween - Brexit or Brexit be damned - The Skewer is back to haunt your ears by pushing the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths.

A platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. Produced and curated by Jon Holmes, The Skewer is a new ‘open-door’ comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound.

You can listen on your radio conventionally, but the soundscapes of The Skewer have been designed to enhance listeners’ experience through headphones; attaching you to a late-night drip of current events as they melt into your brain, evoking that feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch, as though you’ve accidentally stepped off a kerb.

The Skewer toys with the newsscape and all of the noises it makes. Freeform, dreamlike, curious, scathing - The Skewer is the home of the new news jokers.

“With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.”
Rufus Hound

Immersive, topical, mind-twisting late-night comedy from Jon Holmes, on BBC Radio 4.