Mark Nelson hosts a weekly live stand-up show from a make-shift Stand Comedy Club in a flat in Edinburgh, with comedians from across the country and hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Raising money for comedians and The Stand during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

Every Saturday at 8.30pm



One of the country’s fastest rising stars, Rosie Jones makes her Radio 4 debut after a long year of headline TV appearances, writing credits and sex scenes for Gillian Anderson.

She’s a triple threat, and deadly behind the microphone.

Recorded at The Stand in Glasgow, this blistering series starts April 2020. Do not miss it.

**Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week**

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

The Comedians at the Kings

New series for BBC Scotland

Comedians at the Kings brings a generation of legends together for two very special nights in Glasgow. Twenty four headliners in their own right, assembled to bring their wealth of experience to television for the first time.

This unprecedented comedy gala will showcase some of the greatest working comedians in the UK, featuring John Moloney, Fred MacAulay, Gary Little, Janey Godley and many more to be announced.

On air in December 2019.

A Dabster Production for BBC Scotland

The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected

Series four on air May 2020

Mark Nelson leads a panel of some of Scotland’s funniest comedians and personalities as they attempt to make sense of the world we live in.

It’s a lively show and there’s always something unexpected waiting around the corner to keep the panel on their toes. There are moments of joy, tales of peril and each guest has to think on their feet in this joke packed comedy panel show.

A Dabster Production for the BBC Radio Scotland

Suggs: Love Letters to London

On air May 2019

A celebration of Suggs’ romantic fascination of his home, London. Recorded live in one of his favourite places of all time, Hoxton Hall, Suggs shares his fondest memories of the city with his unique wit, charm and musical highlights from his career. An authentic celebration of what is means to be a Londoner.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

The Comedy Underground

BBC Scotland 2020

Low ceilings, sticky floors, a closely packed audience and FIFTY of the best exciting comedians on the circuit right now – a ten part series for the new channel and accompanying radio programmes from the heart of Scotland’s comedy club scene.

A Dabster Production for BBC Scotland

Fred at the Stand

Returning for a third series

Widely regarded as one of the best stand up comedians in the country, we’re delighted to bring Fred MacAulay back to BBC Radio 4.

The two series were loved by talent and the audience alike, for bringing the true feeling of a comedy club to the airwaves.

The comedians made mistakes, with unplanned additions to their set; the genuine little sparks that make a live show special were captured and broadcast with confidence.

Stand-up how it really is, by masters of their craft.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4


Sharing experience and expertise Online

For four years, Dabster Productions have been broadcasting live webinars for Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Producing live events, short films and now podcasts targeted at the tourism industry, we have built a collaborative community in the sector.

Using our experience of entertainment production has led to this commercial market reaching a global audience.

Terry Alderton’s Whole Half Hour

BBC Audio Drama Award Finalist 2020

After a critically celebrated and award winning Fringe in 2017 and a leap onto a cornerstone of new ideas in 2018, Terry builds on the success of his two preceding series of ‘All Crazy Now’ with something new. Very new.

“If ever I have felt like turning the star system up to 11, this is it.”
– Kate Copstick, Scotsman, 2017.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care

ON AIR May 2019

She’s razor sharp, savvy and – most importantly – hilarious. One of the Britain’s most accomplished stand up comedians at her very best.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

The John Moloney Show

Series Four On air August 2019

John Moloney has cemented his place on the UK circuit as the Godfather of British Standup.

With a host of new subtle, deft observations, this series has John on stage, where he belongs, sharing the tribulations of his long suffering self, and his beloved moggie Edward the Cat.

Radio 4’s Comedy Pick of the Year 2016.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

The Funny Life Of…

on air May 2019

In their heart, comedians are storytellers who paint fantastical, absurd and colourful paintings in the minds of hundreds of people every night from the stage.

For returning series they have shared their own personal stories with Julia Sutherland; shining a light into the darkest of corners for the first time, revealing what shaped them as people and as the performers they are today.

Six remarkable comedians, and six unbelievable stories.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up at the Fringe

on air august 2019

Two spectacular shows with some of the most exciting, explosive and hilarious comedians from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Now in it’s ninth series.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

The Lach Chronicles

Returned to Radio 4 in 2019

Another chance to hear the legends, mysteries and music of the founder of the Anti-folk movement. A seminal series.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

The Miles Jupp Interviews

Awaiting imminent release

Miles Jupp – actor, writer and comedian and the host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz – sat down this year in one of two comfy chairs and had a conversation with a different person of interest for a week of live shows.

You’ll be able to hear it for yourself very soon.

A Dabster Production with RBM


Series Four, BBC Radio Scotland, September 2018

A rip roaring comedy quiz where the points really matter.

Currently filling the BBC Radio Scotland comedy schedule, Grant Stott chairs the contest between a team of journalists and the professionals they report on every week.

Who knows more about their own subject – and can our team of pro’s Stop the Press.

Featuring regular team captains Jo Caulfield and Gary Roberston.

Recorded at Gilded Balloon Basement Theatre in Edinburgh

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio Scotland