Welcome To Wherever You Are

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a stand-up show that refuses to be constrained by geography when it comes to booking guests; instead, it uses modern technology to connect a studio audience in the BBC Radio Theatre, London, with the best comedians in the world - no matter where they happen to be.

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Andrew Maxwell presents some of the best comedians from wherever in the world the are.

01Pilot20160623Andrew Maxwell presents some of the best comedians from wherever in the world the are.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He also hosted one Radio 4's Fresh From The Fringe last year.

This pilot features award-winning comedians in Jakarta, St Petersburg, and Los Angeles, giving the range of observations a little wider than in a typical stand-up show - the subjects covered include being the freedoms afforded to women; how powerful Vladimir Putin really is; and why Canada probably doesn't exist.

Host... Andrew Maxwell

Guest... Sakdiyah Ma'ruf

Guest... Igor Meerson

Guest... Guy Branum

Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios production.

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This week, host Andrew Maxwell talks cricket and colonialism with The Bugle podcast co-host Alice Fraser in Sydney; hears emerging star Storm Xu in Shanghai tell us about his problems with dating; and talks to world-renowned satirist Bassem Youssef about why he had to move to Los Angeles from his native Egypt (spoiler: it turns out dictators don't like you making jokes about them).

Andrew Maxwell is a multi-award-winning stand up and double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, familiar to Radio 4 audiences for his appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and his own series Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He's also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You.

Presented by Andrew Maxwell
Featuring Alice Fraser
Featuring Storm Xu
Featuring Bassem Youssef

Production co-ordinator Hayley Sterling
Producer Ed Morrish

Photo credit: Matt Stronge

A BBC Studios Production

Comedy from Sydney, Shanghai and Los Angeles, hosted by Andrew Maxwell in London.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

Presented by... Andrew Maxwell
Featuring... Alice Fraser
Featuring... Storm Xu
Featuring... Bassem Youssef

Production co-ordinator... Hayley Sterling
Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

01022017120720200528 (R4)Comedy from Johannesburg, Singapore and Reykjavik, hosted by Andrew Maxwell in London.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

This week, host Andrew Maxwell checks in with Tats Nkonzo to hear how the Rainbow Nation is doing; finds out if Singapore has changed since he was last there with Sharul Channa; and gets up to speed with the Iceland/Denmark rivalry with Reykjavik's own Ari Eldjárn.

Andrew Maxwell is a multi-award-winning stand up and double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, familiar to Radio 4 audiences for his appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and his own series Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He's also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You.

Presented by... Andrew Maxwell
Featuring... Tats Nzonzo
Featuring... Sharul Channa
Featuring... Ari Eldjárn

Production co-ordinator... Hayley Sterling
Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

Presented by Andrew Maxwell
Featuring Tats Nzonzo
Featuring Sharul Channa
Featuring Ari Eldjárn

Production co-ordinator Hayley Sterling
Producer Ed Morrish

Photo credit: Matt Stronge

01032017121420200604 (R4)This week, host Andrew Maxwell is joined by the South Africa-born New Zealand-based Urzila Carlson to discuss flip-flops and marriage; he speaks to one of Saudi Arabia's first comedians, Rehman Akhtar, from nearby Bahrain about public flogging; and introduces New York's Aparna Nancherla, who has just filmed a half-hour special for Netflix.

Andrew Maxwell is a multi-award-winning stand up and double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, familiar to Radio 4 audiences for his appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and his own series Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He's also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You.

Presented by Andrew Maxwell
Featuring Urzila Carlson
Featuring Rehman Akhtar
Featuring Aparna Nancherla

Production co-ordinator Hayley Sterling
Producer Ed Morrish

Photo credit: Matt Stronge

A BBC Studios Production.

Comedy from Auckland, Bahrain and New York, hosted by Andrew Maxwell in London.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

Presented by... Andrew Maxwell
Featuring... Urzila Carlson
Featuring... Rehman Akhtar
Featuring... Aparna Nancherla

Production co-ordinator... Hayley Sterling
Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

01042017122120200611 (R4)Comedy from Dubai, Kampala and Rome, hosted by Andrew Maxwell in London.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

In this final episode of the series, host Andrew Maxwell presents the Saudi-born 'White Sudani' Omar Ramzi from his home in Dubai; the 'Queen of African Comedy' Kansiime Anne, from Kampala; and, from Rome, Francesco De Carlo, who is the regular Italian correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde.

Andrew Maxwell is a multi-award-winning stand up and double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, familiar to Radio 4 audiences for his appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and his own series Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He's also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You.

Presented by Andrew Maxwell
Featuring Omar Ramzi
Featuring Kansiime Anne
Featuring Francesco De Carlo

Production co-ordinator Hayley Sterling
Producer Ed Morrish

Photo credit: Matt Stronge

A BBC Studios Production.

0104 LAST20171221Comedy from Dubai, Kampala and Rome, hosted by Andrew Maxwell in London.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

In this final episode of the series, host Andrew Maxwell presents the Saudi-born 'White Sudani' Omar Ramzi from his home in Dubai; the 'Queen of African Comedy' Kansiime Anne, from Kampala; and, from Rome, Francesco De Carlo, who is the regular Italian correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde.

Andrew Maxwell is a multi-award-winning stand up and double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, familiar to Radio 4 audiences for his appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and his own series Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies. He's also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You.

Presented by... Andrew Maxwell
Featuring... Omar Ramzi
Featuring... Kansiime Anne
Featuring... Francesco De Carlo

Production co-ordinator... Hayley Sterling
Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

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This episode features acts from Australia, South Africa and Sweden (via New Zealand). First up is Steph Tisdell @StephTisdell, the First Nations Australian stand-up whose big break was victory in the Deadly Funny competition in 2014. Joining Steph is Schalk Bezuidenhout @schalkiebez an Afrikaaner from Cape Town whose show South African White Boy will be at the Edinburgh Festival this summer. Finally there’s the international stand-up stalwart, Al Pitcher @TheAlPitcher who dials in from Sweden to give us the lowdown on life in Stockholm.

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

This episode features acts from Australia, South Africa and Sweden (via New Zealand). First up is Steph Tisdell @StephTisdell, the First Nations Australian stand-up whose big break was victory in the Deadly Funny competition in 2014. Joining Steph is Schalk Bezuidenhout @schalkiebez an Afrikaaner from Cape Town whose show South African White Boy will be at the Edinburgh Festival this summer. Finally there’s the international stand-up stalwart, Al Pitcher @TheAlPitcher who dials in from Sweden to give us the lowdown on life in Stockholm.

The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production

Andrew Maxwell presents some of the best comedians from wherever in the world they are.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

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In this episode there’s stand-up from Serbia, Zimbabwe and the USA. Nikola Silic @NikolaSilic from Belgrade is one of the biggest names on the comedy scene in the Balkans and will feature at Croatia’s new international comedy festival this summer. Carl Joshua Ncube @carljoshuancube, “the biggest Zimbabwean stand-up comedian in the world” performs whilst metres from the Victoria Falls and from New Jersey we present Maysoon Zayid @maysoonzayid, one of America’s first Muslim comedians and widely believed to be the first person to perform stand-up in Palestine and Jordan.

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

In this episode there’s stand-up from Serbia, Zimbabwe and the USA. Nikola Silic @NikolaSilic from Belgrade is one of the biggest names on the comedy scene in the Balkans and will feature at Croatia’s new international comedy festival this summer. Carl Joshua Ncube @carljoshuancube, “the biggest Zimbabwean stand-up comedian in the world” performs whilst metres from the Victoria Falls and from New Jersey we present Maysoon Zayid @maysoonzayid, one of America’s first Muslim women comedians and widely believed to be the first person to perform stand-up in Palestine and Jordan.

The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production

Andrew Maxwell presents some of the best comedians from wherever in the world they are.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

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20190809 (BBC7)
In this instalment, the laughs come from Chile, The Netherlands and the USA. Stand-up Fabrizio Copano @fabriziocopano
is a household name in Chile but we caught up with him on a jaunt to LA where he is currently performing his English language show. Berit Companjen @beritcompanjen is the resident MC of Rotterdam’s first purpose built stand-up club and tells us the all-important difference between Holland and The Netherlands. Globe-trotting US stand-up Orlando Baxter @orlandobaxter called us from Worcester, MA before going on tour with his new show Finding Mariah which will be at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production

Andrew Maxwell presents some of the best comedians from wherever in the world they are.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.

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This week’s show features the best in international stand-up from Argentina, Hungary and Slovenia. Eliana La Casa @elianalacasa
is the resident MC of Buenos Aires’ first English language stand-up night and performs for us from Radio Colmena in the heart of la gran capital. Ambrus Oroscz @AmbroseOrosz, the first Hungarian to perform stand-up at the Edinburgh festival dials in from Budapest with stories of politics and his favourite “uncle jokes”. Tin Vodopivec @tinvodopivec Skypes in from Radio Slovenia in Llubljana where he’s the biggest national stand-up having recently supported Eddie Izzard on his tour in the country.

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

The show is hosted by Andrew Maxwell, a multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and a regular on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and who has presented his own Radio 4 series, Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production

Andrew Maxwell presents some of the best comedians from wherever in the world they are.

Stand-up comedy that connects a studio audience in London with comedians around the world.