What Are You Laughing At?
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The British Comedy Guide's podcast all about British comedy. Writer and performer Dave Cohen hosts What Are You Laughing At? - featuring an array of special guests, alongside regulars writer James Cary and stand-up Tony Cowards. Dave discusses the latest comedy news, TV and radio programmes, and the live comedy circuit. Plus topical debates, reviews and opinions.
||January 2013 - Sean Hughes||In the first WAYLA? podcast of 2013, Dave Cohen and BCG editor Aaron Brown are joined by Sean Hughes. The comedian, novelist and actor is back on tour with a life-affirming show about death. He chats with Dave and Aaron about his career; early 1990s sitco||16 1 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||July 2012 - Mark Thomas and Caroline Norris||We're back! After a busy few months, WAYLA? returns for more top-quality discussion about comedy - and now in a studio! In this show, host Dave Cohen is joined by activist comic Mark Thomas to talk about his Edinburgh show Bravo Figaro, all about opera an||24 7 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||April 2012 - Andrew Ellard||Dave Cohen and James Cary are joined by top script editor Andrew Ellard. Together they discuss ITV's latest moves back into the field of sitcom, and Andrew's impressive CV, including The IT Crowd (with Graham Linehan) and Red Dwarf (with Doug Naylor). And||5 4 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 2012 - Watson and Oliver||Dave Cohen and Tony Cowards are joined by TV's newest comedy duo, Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. The girls - whose debut BBC Two sketch show began on Monday - open up about their partnership, their writing process and background in live comedy, plus the||24 2 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||January 2012 - Jim Tavare||It's 2012, and What Are You Laughing At?: The British Comedy Podcast is back. Host Dave Cohen is once again joined by stand-up comedian Tony Cowards and BCG Editor Aaron Brown to chat comedy. This week the trio are joined by top stand-up and comedy ex-pat||20 1 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||October 2011 - Gina Yashere||Dave Cohen and James Cary are joined by Gina Yashere, who left the UK for the Californian sun after feeling frustrated by the limited opportunities she was getting in Britain as a black woman. Gina talks openly about the differences between the US and UK||17 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||September 2011 - Al Murray||Dave Cohen and Tony Cowards are joined by star guest Al Murray - aka the Pub Landlord. On the table today is the sad news of the death of sitcom supremo David Croft, a director, writer and producer whose impressive CV includes 'Allo 'Allo, Dad's Army and||28 9 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||September 2011 - Adrian Poynton||Dave Cohen and James Cary are joined by Adrian Poynton, a stand-up comedian and writer of BBC Three's hit sitcom White Van Man. This episode will be of particular interest to budding writers, as Adrian talks in-depth and charmingly openly about the develo||16 9 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||August 2011 - Edinburgh Special||Karen Koren, Tim FitzHigham and Dr Phil Hammond are the special guests joining Dave Cohen. On the agenda is finance; the madness, stress, and uniqueness of a concentrated month of performing; the So You Think You're Funny? competition; some medical advice||27 8 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||August 2011 - David Tyler||Dave Cohen and Tony Cowards are joined by veteran comedy producer David Tyler, responsible for Another Case Of Milton Jones, Bigipedia and Cabin Pressure... to name just his most recent series. On the table this week are the comedy changes at BBC Three, p||17 8 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||July 2011 - John Finnemore||Dave Cohen is joined by regular co-host James Cary to talk to John Finnemore, the writer and co-star of Radio 4's hit sitcom Cabin Pressure. Topics on the table this week are Campus, radio pilots, My Family, and John's brand new Radio 4 sketch show.||6 7 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||June 2011 - Simon Godley||Dave Cohen and the BCG's Aaron Brown are joined by special guest Simon Godley, dentist to the stars. On the table this week is a brand new microphone, plus the BBC Television Centre sell-off, Lee Mack's All Star Cast, the sad death of Simon Brint, Lucas &||23 6 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||June 2011 - Vivienne Clore||Dave Cohen and Tony Cowards are joined by legendary comedy agent Vivienne Clore. Topics on the agenda include the pros and cons of the Edinburgh Festival, new comedy commissions, BBC Four, family sitcoms, and Rufus Hound - movie star. Plus a round-up of c||14 6 11||Free||View In iTunes|