The Comedy Album Show

Charlie Higson plays clips and sketches from some of the finest comedy albums, focusing each week on a particular classic release.

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0220100501

Another chance to hear Charlie Higson celebrate some of the greatest comedy albums ever released, including Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief which was released in 1973.

Each week Charlie focuses on a particular album, playing clips and sketches, outlining how it came about, who was involved and why it has stood the test of time. Along the way he dips into his collection to play work from related comedians and albums - some obscure, some old favourites.

0101Hedgehog Sandwich2005121020100424
0102Monty Python's Matching Tie And Handkerchief2005121720100501

was released in 1973.

0103A Night At The Met2006010720100508

This week, Charlie looks at Robin Williams' A Night At The Met, which was recorded in New York back in 1986.

0104Best Sellars2006011420100515

Peter Sellers' 1958 release, The Best Of Sellers

0105A Wild And Crazy Guy2006012120100522

This week, he looks at Steve Martin's 1978 release, A Wild And Crazy Guy.

Charlie Higson plays clips and sketches from some of the finest comedy albums.

This week he focuses on Steve Martin's A Wild and Crazy Guy.

0106 LASTThe Secret Policeman's Ball2006012820100605

Charlie Higson plays clips and sketches from some of the greatest comedy albums ever released.

For the last show in the series he goes back to 1979, to dip into The Secret Policeman's Ball, which featured the likes of John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Billy Connolly and Peter Cook.

Charlie Higson remembers The Secret Policeman's Ball from 1979.