No Pressure to be Funny Sunday 25th January 2015

The panel for January’s show is - ageless comedian, Fighting Talk and Newsquiz regular Bob Mills; universally-acclaimed stand-up Tiffany Stevenson; Rich Peppiat, star of "One Rogue Reporter", and Deputy Editor of The New Statesman Helen Lewis. Music from Ben Norris - “cast iron guaranteed head-liner” (Londonisfunny), as seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week and They Think It’s All Over.

James O’Brien will be in the chair, and Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell are too modest to rave about themselves in publicity notes they write themselves.

Festive Edition 2014

No Pressure to be Festive: Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell host the final show of the year, with a lively panel of Jo Jo Smith, Michael Deacon, Hal Cruttenden and first-timer James O’Brien. Music from Paul Thorne. By the way - in keeping with the slightly unconventional nature of this month’sshow we have included Alistair’s regular and largely visual feature, Subterranean Homesick News, in which he supplies the punchlines on large pieces of card. All you need to know is that all the punchlines in this version are blank white pages. Yes, we’ve given away the payoffs. But it still works!

November 2014

James O’Brien hosts, with Bea Campbell, Aisling Bea, Trevor Crook and Tobias Persson discussing - amongst other things - Popes, Revolution, Black Friday and Humanitarian Awards.

With songs on Vans and Class Insults from James Sherwood, and the usual contributions from Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell.

October 2014

Given that two of the biggest topics this week are the global threat of a fatal disease with no cure and a string of stories of sexual violence, it's surprising this is not the most gag-dense edition we've ever done. A compelling and informative discussion of Ebola, courtesy of Médecin Sans Frontières Ivan Gayton; Sameena Zehra offers some interesting activist strategies for a pacifist...; Barry Castagnola offers a profound philosophical rumination on situations where contracting Ebola virus might be attractive; and Chris Coltrane displays a surprising awareness of IKEA.

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