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

Premiering on BBC Radio 4 on 17th October

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


2018 Special Edition – January 3rd

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

Terry Alderton’s
All Crazy Now

Returning with something special this year

Terry Alderton sings every song and plays every character in this one man comedy and musical explosion for BBC Radio 4.

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

Series Three debuting on 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.

series one, which was Radio 4’s Pick of the Year.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4

It’s Funny and It’s True

BROADCAST ON 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
with Tiffany Stevenson and Dane Baptiste

BROADCAST on BBC Radio 4 Extra 25th August

Over two spectacular shows Tiffany Stevenson and Dane Baptiste each introduce some of the most exciting, explosive and hilarious comedians from the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Both shows sold out months in advance – you had to tune in to capture the festival atmosphere.

A Dabster Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


Dabster continued its 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.

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.

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.