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Episode 17 - "Cosy Lefty Bubble"

Jenny Collier & Ben Norris can’t drive to Durham or get any other first world problems off their chests. Stephen Grant knows which budget hotel is best for quarantine and Eleanor Tiernan just wants a hug from a stupid politician once all this is over. Jenny is joined by Funmbi Omotayo, Paul Thorne and Alistair Barrie as they take questions on racism and violence in sport, but get diverted onto Fraggle rock and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! With that kind of childish misdirection they could run this country!

Episode 16 - "Bring Him Home"

It’s a feisty episode as Tiff Stevenson, Mick Ferry, Leo Kearse & Alistair Barrie question the sense of the current government and the motivations of the rich. On the lighter side, plans are made to drink out of date beer in a caravan in central London. On stage Ian Stone, Tania Edwards and Sean Meo brace themselves for fishy wars, assassins and expensive tastes. They eventually find fulfilment in silent applause as Americans try to colour in between the lines without crossing borders.

Episode 15 - "Penguin Hat"

Alex Kealy, Allyson June Smith, Rob Deering and Rob Rouse work up a cheerful sweat as they exchange puns and plumbing tips. Everyone’s trying to gain the respect of their colleagues and we finally learn the secret of what every woman wants. On stage Alistair Barrie and Rich Hall join Rob and Allyson as we fight confusion over stockpiling dildo permits and warding off gay cake stormtroopers.

Episode 14 - "Group therapy"

Geoff Norcott & Abigoliah Schamaun need help, Ian Stone’s kids are killing next door and Jarred Christmas seems to have been left out of some top party nights! New Zealand's finally has big news and we uncover the great untrodden subject for a new comedy. The stakes are very high this week. Back at the Comedy Store age is a raw subject for Roger Monkhouse and Paul Thorne as Greg from the audience makes himself part of the show and Extinction Rebellion come under serious fire.

Episode 13 - "Exceed your expectations"

Alistair Barrie, Leo Kearse, Ria Lina and Emmanuel Sonubi dive right into war crimes, chinese whispers and of course lockdown life. Raised beds, heart attacks, dubious job choices and cycling to Hertfordshire are all up for discussion. On stage Tania Edwards, Ian Stone and Funmbi Omotayo join Leo Kearse to walk up hills, dance in protest and maybe even take off their jackets. There’s even some science and an emotional debate on how sexy Rod Stewart might be!

Episode 12 - "Conspiracy Theory Purple"

Steve Gribbin, Jenny Collier, Roger Monkhouse and Paul Thorne dive straight into episode 12 with thoughts on lockdown’s economic impact and the plural of “mullet”. Should we wash our shopping and go walking in masks? The team is starkly divided. Back on the Comedy Store stage, Ian Stone and Funmbi Omotayo join us to continue the strong opinion theme. We cover climate change, young people and of course badgers!

Episode 11 - "Doing it Orthodox"

Luke Toulson, Ria Lina, Stephen Grant and Scott Capurro explore the darker side of the pandemic in this episode. Are they starting to enjoy it? Meanwhile the lack of baking essentials and the lack of comedy shows seem equally disturbing to the group. Back on stage at The Comedy Store, Ian Stone and Roger Monkhouse join us to play with an audience that wants more knife crime and tips on avoiding immigration queues. Many try to form sentences but Britney is the true star of the show.

Episode 10 - "Revolting Delight"

This chaotic but joyful episode reveals a real connection between Ben Norris, Funmbi Omotayo, Tiff Stevenson, and Rob Rouse. Their laughter-strewn chat includes parenting tips, sex party etiquette, pigeons (again) and the most disturbing signs of true love. Back at the Store, Rob and Funmbi are joined on stage by Jarred Christmas and Sean Meo for a Burning Issues from the past with a GoT spoiler and even an arsonist in the front row.

Episode 9 - "The Adulation of Strangers"

Mick Ferry, Allyson June Smith, Ian Stone and Steve Gribbin provide a bunkered down commentary on this new way of life, and whilst staring out the window helps a bit, they really just need applause in their lives. Turn yourself into a northerner, save money, practice your accents and start talking to people in queues. Also featuring Stephen Grant live from the archives. Cheer yourself up with this heart-warming episode.

Episode 8 - "Cabin fever"

Rob Deering, Alistair Barrie, Jojo Sutherland and Jarred Christmas remember simpler times when planes crashed, deaths were faked and nobody misspelt “ropey”. Hang out with our feverish four as they try to find the funny in the dark times and why Jarred is a constant menace to society.

Episode 7 - "Jade is the colour"

Things are a little different in episode 7 and you’re going to want a whisky. Join us in one of the few places left where we can say what the fuck we like. We’ll lock the doors and discuss the rarest of eggs, the weirdest of relationships and when is it too soon to joke about tragedy. Abigoliah Schamaun comperes, Luke Toulson thinks quickly and Steve Gribbin brings the tunes once more.

Episode 6 - "Underlying hatred"

Tania Edwards, Tiffany Stevenson, Luke Toulson, Ben Norris, Sean Meo, and Ian Stone share more secrets to surviving the coronavirus, ask who's really running the country and question who should be choosing the next president. Sean’s not scared of anything, Tania gets the drinks and Donald Trump ponders a career change.

Episode 5 - "John's not dead"

No one is safe this week. Listen as Jojo Sutherland, Ben Norris, Rob Deering, Funmbi Omotayo, Rich Hall and Roger Monkhouse tackle everything from 70’s soft drinks, food bank custard, Priti Patel, the Royals and extreme hide and seek. You may even find the cure to the coronavirus.

Episode 4 - "Breakfast club"

Coronavirus empties cities, plunges the Dow and confuses Scott. Emmanuel gets a top tip and Ben stands alone defending his film choices. We learn that comedians are less boring than politicians but less useful in a flood. Oh… and men are idiots. The team this week are Luke Toulson, Ian Stone, Ben Norris, Stephen Grant, Scott Capurro and Emmanuel Sonubi.

Episode 3 - “May contain traces of conservative party policy”

This week Abigoliah Schamaun, Sean Meo, Luke Toulson, Alex Kealy, Steve Gribbin and Geoff Norcott are up for the heat zone in terms of human suffering. Death on the Corona cruise isn’t even the darkest subject on the list.

Episode 2 - "A teeny tiny instrument"

Roger misses the meeting while Paul and Ria fall out over the Blues. All we really know for sure is that green is better than purple. Grab your Ukulele, surrender yourself to the “bourgeois respectability” of life and join us backstage.

Episode 1 - “Shut up Steve”

Join Alistair Barrie, Tania Edwards, Sean Meo, Funmbi Omotayo, Roger Monkhouse, Steve Gribbin and John Connor backstage (and a little on stage) at London’s Comedy Store. They are pretty sure on the podcast name and who the president is and have definitely read the news this week. In their own words; It’s going very well.

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