It’s Funny and It’s True

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.

Terry Alderton’s
All Crazy Now

Performing at the Pleasance Courtyard during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe!

Terry Alderton sings every song and plays every character in this one man comedy and musical explosion.

Meet Mr Trenchcoat, Victor, Street Kid, Morgan the Free Man and many others and let Terry take you on a sonic journey through comedy and possible madness.

Prepare to be surprised, shocked and delighted. No monkeys were harmed in the making of this show and, of course, he didn’t actually shoot a sparrow.

Two series and counting..

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4


The John Moloney Show

Returning to Radio 4 on 23rd August

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

With Edward the Cat and a host of new subtle, deft observations as well as a new cast of supporting actors, this series promises to deliver even more joy than series one, which was Radio 4’s Pick of the Year.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

Fred at the Stand

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

This hotly anticipated show will feature Fred in his beloved Stand Comedy Club as he introduces some hand picked comedians from Scotland, England and slightly further afield too.

This show will be a masterclass in pure standup – we can’t wait.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4


Returning to Radio Scotland on 1st September

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 Monkey Barrel Comedy Club.

A Dabster Productions for BBC Radio Scotland

Jail Mates

Jenny is a 40 something, adventure-seeking mum, forced to move back in with her parents in a posh suburb of Glasgow after her marriage broke down.

Gerry, a fellow Glaswegian from the other side of town, is currently serving 18 months for stealing books and selling them online.

They write to each other via

Written by and starring Gary Little and Julia Sutherland.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio Scotland, and a successful stage production.

BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up with Zoe Lyons and Jo Caulfield

Over two spectacular shows Zoe Lyons and Jo Caulfield each introduce some of the most exciting, explosive and hilarious comedians from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Both shows are now fully booked, but you can hear the broadcasts on 4 Extra on the 20th and 27th August.


Dabster continues it’s highly successful relationship with Pleasance in 2017, producing ‘Live at the Pleasance’ TV and Podcast with some of the biggest names from the largest arts festival in the world.

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.