The Comedy Underground

BBC Two sets eyes on the best and freshest stand-up from Scotland’s clubs

 
Low ceilings, sticky floors, a closely packed audience and five of the most exciting comedians on the circuit right now – a broadcast pilot and accompanying radio programme from the heart of Scotland’s comedy club scene.

A Dabster Production for BBC Two

Terry Alderton The Musical

Something special the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

 
After a critically celebrated and award winning Fringe in 2017, 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 the World

The Miles Jupp Interviews

Edinburgh Fringe 2018

  Miles Jupp – actor, writer and comedian and the host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz – will be sitting down in one of two comfy chairs and having a conversation (ideally in-depth, but you know what people can be like) with a different person of interest.

Anyway, do come along if this sort of thing takes your fancy.

A Dabster Production with RBM

Julia Sutherland: Exposed

Debut Hour at Edinburgh Fringe

 
Having interviewed dozens of top comedians for her BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland series, she faces her toughest subject yet – herself!

Known for her critical observations and deeply personal confessional comedy, Julia’s 2015 show at the Glasgow International Festival ‘Fat Chance’ was picked up by BBC Radio 4, as she revealed her experiences of losing six stone through stand-up and sketches.

“… nobody works through their issues so hilariously…”
– The List, 2017

A Dabster Production for the World

Richard Gadd – Daddy Diaries

BBC Radio 4, July 5th 2018

 
Where do you go after you’ve reached the top?

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner debuts on BBC Radio 4 with a challenging comedy that has to be heard.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

Announcing a Major New TV Series

 
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.

The live recordings are 20th and 21st March, and you can be a part of the show, get your tickets directly from The Kings Theatre in Glasgow.

A Dabster Production for an as-yet undisclosed commercial network.

The Funny Life Of…

BBC Radio Scotland, 12th January for five weeks

 
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 this programme, they share their own personal stories, 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.

Five remarkable comedians, and five unbelievable stories.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio Scotland

Fred at the Stand

Second Series Commissioned for Radio 4

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

The first series was loved by talent and the audience alike, for bringing the true feeling of a comedy club to air.

The comedians made mistakes, unplanned additions to their set; the genuine little sparks that make a live show special were captured and broadcast with confidence. Series two sees another diverse lineup hand picked by Fred take to the stage at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

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

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

STOP THE PRESS

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 Productions for BBC Radio Scotland

The John Moloney Show

Series Three, BBC RADIO 4, May 2018

 
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 Mystical Mutt

BBC Radio Scotland, Festive Schedule 17/18

 
The story of two women who left it all behind to follow their shared dream – to become successful authors.

Of course, being Scottish, they had to do it the hard way. McNicol and Jackson opted to self publish their series of children’s books that follow the adventures of Badger the Mystical Mutt, and through sheer hard work, talent and determination, they are ready to take on the world.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio Scotland

In the Studio: With Owen Parker

BBC World Service, Autumn 2018

 
An intimate portrait of one of the best songwriters of his generation.

With multiple top ten hits, a number one single in the UK (and Croatia) and worldwide tours with rockstars and pop sensations, this documentary will examine Owen’s songwriting process, ability and progress throughout his career.

From The Pet Shop Boys to Simple Minds, Blondie to Robbie Williams, there’s more to writing records that the sleevenote credits.

A Dabster Production for the BBC World Service

It’s Funny and It’s True

BBC Radio 4, July 2017

 
A two part series, looking into some of the darkest corners of stand-up comedians’ lives to break taboos and start a conversation.

Julia Sutherland talks to Janey Godley, Felicity Ward, Fern Brady and Heather Jordan Ross about their true and deeply personal stories, covering some very challenging topics and discovering why these comedians choose to share their lives on stage.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4.

BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up at the Fringe

BBC Radio 4 Extra, August 2018

 
Over two spectacular shows with some of the most exciting, explosive and hilarious comedians from the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Now in it’s eighth series.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

HIE DIGITAL

Sharing experience and expertise Online

Dabster are growing and sharing

Michael Fabbri’s Dyslexicon

Comedian Michael Fabbri is dyslexic, but this programme is not a message of hope and encouragement. This programme is a catalogue of mistakes and challenges that Michael has faced throughout his life.

This hilarious account of his school years details the mental scarring of being forced to play Romeo and being confronted with surprise bible readings.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4.