Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs

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Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs
GenreStand up, Music, Panel show
Running time1 hour
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 2
StarringRhod Gilbert, Greg Davies, Lloyd Langford, Sarah Millican
Produced byJulia McKenzie and Lianne Coop
Original release4 September 2010 – 9 October 2010
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
WebsiteRhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs Homepage

Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs is a 6-part radio show on BBC Radio 2 hosted by comedian Rhod Gilbert. The show is co-hosted by Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford with support from Sarah Millican.[1] Each week the 1 hour show contains a mix of stand up comedy from the regular cast and a guest comedian. There is also a musical act that play numerous songs throughout the show.

Series 1 (2010)[edit]

# Comedian(s) Musical Act Transmission date
1 Wilson Dixon Scouting For Girls 4 September 2010
2 Russell Kane Athlete 11 September 2010
3 Mark Watson Kid British 18 September 2010
4 Milton Jones Goldheart Assembly 25 September 2010
5 Shappi Khorsandi The Divine Comedy 2 October 2010
6 Jon Richardson The Hoosiers 9 October 2010


Each week in the Rhod's Rant Club feature, Gilbert tells the listener in his irritable style how some part of the modern world annoys him. Greg's Indecent Proposal sees Davies offer an either/or question to the other presenters. Confessions sees Gilbert read emails and talk to the audience/presenters on the topic of his choice where the aim is to reveal embarrassing anecdotes involving the topic. It's a setup where Gilbert gives Davies and Langford a punchline and they have to suggest a setup to create a working joke against the clock. Rhod's Chin Strokers where Gilbert announces a topic for discussion and debate. Lloyd's Concierge Service where Langford answers agony aunt style questions.


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