Chris Addison

4 Stands Up
  • 4 Stands Up

  • The BBC Radio 4 stand-up show featuring the biggest names on the comedy circuit

    In these series, Rhod Gilbert and Chris Addison introduce a line-up of the best and brightest stand-ups, inviting fresh faces and old hands onstage to display their comic talents.

    Each programme features three different stars – a newcomer who performs the opening act; an established comedian or double act offering up sketches, musical numbers or character pieces; and a final headline artist. There’s some top-notch comedy from the compères too, as they showcase their funniest routines.

    Among the comedy A-listers in these episodes are Jon Richardson, Russell Kane, Stephen K Amos, Doc Brown, Miles Jupp, Justin Moorhouse, Robin Ince, Sarah Millican, Simon Brodkin (as Lee Nelson), Pippa Evans (as country singer Loretta Maine), Francesca Martinez, Zoe Lyons and Tim Vine.

    Fast, funny and fabulous, this show is a must for fans of cutting-edge comedy and sensational stand-up.

    Produced by Tilusha Ghelani and Sam Michell

Chris Addison is an award-winning comedian who is well known for his stand-up shows, appearances on TV panel games such as Mock the Week and starring as Ollie Reeder in The Thick of It and Toby Wright in the film In The Loop. He has also directed thirteen episodes of Veep, winning an Emmy for his role as Executive Producer on the show and a Directors Guild of America Award for director of a comedy series. With Carl Cooper, he co-created the Sony Award-winning series The Ape that Got Lucky and Civilisation.

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