No Pressure To Be Funny
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No Pressure To Be Funny is a topical comedy podcast featuring former Perrier nominee Nick Revell, Comedy Store 'Cutting Edge' regular Alistair Barrie, and presented by inestimable LBC radio host James O'Brien.
||Series 7, Episode 2||In this edition, Dave Fulton inadvertently reveals the polyerotic undertones of being caught in an avalanche when a discussion of the Winter Olympics goes off-piste; Jonny and the Baptists share some of their fanmail from UKIP, while Alistair Barrie chann||24 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 7, Episode 1||Michael Deacon, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp and Nathan Caton join James O'Brien to discuss UKIP's meteorological theories, whether or not Lord Anelka and Nicolas Rennard should apologise, and similar things comedians regret saying and doing; the panel compare||27 1 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 6, Episode 3||James O'Brien and the panel - Andy Zalzman, Tiffany Stevenson, Padraig Reidy and Nick Doody - deal with bankers, politicians and hard drugs (in the sense of 'discuss', not 'do business with')... the positives of environmental holocaust and why the rich sh||25 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 6, Episode 2||This month on No Pressure To Be Funny, guest host Kevin Day wrangles a formidable array of talent whilst trying to be nice about The Great British Bake Off. The Guardian's Polly Toynbee definitely says pleb, Alex Andreou dares to suggest re-nationalising||29 10 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 6, Episode 1||James O'Brien reveals the shameless and frankly disgusting behaviour of some members of the British aristocracy when it comes to trying to return unwanted clothing; Dan Smith of International Alert dispenses wisdom on the Middle East and hits a new person||23 9 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 5, Episode 6||Amongst other things covered in this month's show, host James O'Brien tries to defend pay-rises for MPs; James Sherwood melodically shows how tough the rich have it compared to the poor; Angela Barnes reminisces on the awkwardness of helping one's father||15 7 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 5, Episode 5||In this month's show, Mitch Benn rocks the room with two pieces of satirical musical brilliance which contain more coherent and persuasive political arguments than we've heard from Her Majesty's Opposition since about 1945; Jessica Fostekew deflates Bilde||11 6 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 5, Episode 4||May 5th 2013 - James O'Brien talks to Alex Andreou, Lee Camp, Gary Delaney and Nat Luurtsema about the nutty fruitcakes of British politics, and UKIP as well; how Barack Obama wishes he could find someone in America with enough authority to close Guantana||6 5 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 5, Episode 3||This month's No Pressure sees guest host Kevin Day come up with some interesting new programme ideas for BBC3 based on some thoroughly historical suggestions for punishing financial wrongdoing from The Keiser Report's Max Keiser. The Independent's Steve R||9 4 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 5, Episode 2||This month, firebrand of the left Owen Jones denies a love tryst with Tory donor and disgraced former party chairman Lord Ashcroft; Helen Lewis sets James O'Brien straight about the New Statesman's relationship with the Labour Party, Keith Farnan suggests||4 3 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 5, Episode 1||With guests Phill Jupitus, Andrew Maxwell, Miranda Sawyer and Wayne Deakin. Plus music from Loretta Maine. This month's podcast covers, amongst other things, the European Union, Antisemitism, Trans-Confessional Cannibalism, Toxic Vaginas, Ireland, Afghani||4 2 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 4, Episode 3||With guests Robin Ince, Matthew Norman, Sara Pascoe, Pete Johansson and James Sherwood. In this episode, the panel discuss prank phone calls, pregnancies, arguments in favour of terrorism, economic crises, education, why happiness (as the Four Tops always||11 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 4, Episode 2||Rob Grant, Simon Munnery, Kevin Day and Polly Toynbee join James O'Brien, Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie to tackle the crisis at the BBC; Jimmy Savile; the US Election; Remembrance Day and Afghanistan; the state of the Coalition halfway through its term;||13 11 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 4, Episode 1||In this edition, topics include Julian Assange, the truth about Boris Johnson, and what to give Vladimir Putin for his birthday. Also, the first plans are revealed for Koran! The Musical. Joining James O'Brien and Nick Revell are comedians Andy Zaltzman a||8 10 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Edinburgh 2012||No Pressure To Be Funny joins forces with Amnesty International UK for a podcast from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. James O'Brien is joined by activist and comedian Mark Thomas, Canadian stand-up Dana Alexander, America's Paul Provenza and award-winning||19 8 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 3, Episode 4||James O'Brien is joined by stand-up Hal Cruttenden, musical comic Paul Thorne, New Statesman journalist Helen Lewis, and Burma's best known political comedian Zarganar, who was imprisoned in 2008 after criticising the ruling junta's response to cyclone Na||12 6 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 3, Episode 3||James O'Brien is joined by Nick Doody, Kevin Day and Lee Camp to talk about topics including democracy and underpants bombers. With some great topical songs from Steve Gribbin, and contributions from creators Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie too.||15 5 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 3, Episode 2||Thanks to a ridiculous insistence on taking his family on holiday, regular host James O'Brien isn't on the show this month, but we have called on our first reserve, Talksport's Matt Forde. He's joined by Bridget Christie, Newsnight's Paul Mason and No Pre||17 4 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 3, Episode 1||James O'Brien is joined by stand-up Ian Stone; New Statesman journalist Helen Lewis; and unquestionably one of the most important and funniest British comedians ever, Alexei Sayle. Music is from rising star Loretta Maine.||14 3 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||No Pressure To Be Festive 2011||A special edition of the topical panel show. Guests Ken Livingstone, Miranda Sawyer, Miles Jupp, George Monbiot and Rich Hall join host James O'Brien to review the year, with contribution from writer-producers Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell, and music fr||21 12 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2, Episode 6||James O'Brien, Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell are joined by Tiffany Stevenson, Henning Wehn, Paul Thorne and New Statesman journalist Mehdi Hasan.||18 11 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2, Episode 5||James O'Brien, Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell are joined by Mark Steel, Rob Deering, Holly Walsh and journalist Matthew Norman to talk about topics including issues at the Home Office.||10 11 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2, Episode 4||James O'Brien is joined by Mark Thomas, Tiffany Stevenson, Elis James and Alistair Barrie to discuss who or what Kim Kardashian is... plus other weightier topics. With contributions from Nick Revell and Dave Cohen too.||3 11 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2, Episode 3||James O'Brien is joined by TalkSport's Matt Forde, News Quiz regular Paul Sinha, award-winning comic Nat Luurtsema, and the fantastic (Time Out) James Sherwood, with creators Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie.||27 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2, Episode 2||James O'Brien is joined by Australian comic Sarah Kendall, Cutting Edge regular Steve Gribbin, Just A Minute regular Chris Neill, and New Statesman journalist Helen Lewis-Hasteley.||20 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2, Episode 1||James O'Brien is joined by Mitch Benn of The Now Show, writer of Drop the Dead Donkey and Outnumbered Andy Hamilton, Observer journalist Miranda Sawyer and human-rights lawyer and founder of Reprieve, Clive Stafford Smith. Covering all the week's news inc||13 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
Lots of laughs!
Found it really funny, can we have more casts ASAP!
It's quite lucky there is no pressure to be funny.If there were this podcast would be flattened,squashed,squeezed,and pulped into the long line of failed comedy podcasts were it belong's. Having said that is great to listen to for the cringe worthy moments of which there are plenty to enjoy.Sorry James love you on LBC stick to your day job!!
Have listened to the first few and really like. Funny, diverse and intelligent, planning on listening to more. Only criticism is dubious sound quality. Know it's recorded live but could surely improve somehow?