Welcome To Wherever You Are

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20160623 (BBC7)
20160630 (BBC7)

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

20160623

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.

010120171130

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

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.

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

A BBC Studios Production.

010220171207

Comedy from Johannesburg, Singapore and Reykjavik, hosted by Andrew Maxwell in London.

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.

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.

010320171214

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

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.

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

A BBC Studios Production.

010420171221

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

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.

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.