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20 Best British Comedy Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about british comedy? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best british comedy podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best British Comedy Podcasts 2021

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The Rob Auton Daily Podcast

  • Publisher: Plosive Productions
  • Total Episodes: 371

British Podcast Awards 2020 Gold Winner: Best Daily Podcast‘The Rob Auton Daily Podcast’ is a daily podcast by writer and performer of some of what he writes- Rob Auton. In each episode Rob will be reading out pieces of writing he has written that he likes enough to want to share with people who are not him. Words that could be associated with the podcast are- short, stories, comedy, literature, poetry, Yorkshire, accent. Support this show

The Red Dwarf Introcast

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 110

Longtime fans and newbies alike journey into the deepest, darkest regions of space as we review the British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf, episode by episode.


  • Publisher: ADAM BUXTON
  • Total Episodes: 159

British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children.Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted BUG, a live show that combines music videos and comedy that became a TV series on Sky Atlantic in 2012. From time to time he also does live shows featuring just his own material. Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995.You can find many of the insanely catchy jingles Adam makes for the podcast as well as amazing bonus material, beautiful merchandise and a selection of his incredibly funny and brilliant YouTube videos on Adam’s website: is writing this himself using the third person.

The Monster Hunters

  • Publisher: Definitely Human
  • Total Episodes: 62

Take a trip back to swinging London in the early 1970s and meet Roy Steel, ex – big game hunter, and Lorrimer Chesterfield, a brain in the shape of a man. Together they are The Monster Hunters. Their mission: to protect the country from vampires, werewolves and a whole pantheon of unmentionable terrors! Taking its cue from the classic period of British horror and adventure, the 1960s and 70s, The Monster Hunters is a comedy adventure series written by and starring Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock.

Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware

  • Publisher: Martyn Ware
  • Total Episodes: 31

Heaven 17, British Electric Foundation and Illustrious Company’s Martyn Ware talks to the famous artists from the worlds of music, art, film, comedy, TV and creativity that he’s encountered during his 40 year career. These interviews are rare and precious gems, featuring a raw and sometimes irreverent take on life and the things that make life worth living, Diving deep into the biographical ocean, these podcasts are an unmissable insight into a series of fascinating lives… Production and occasional musical interludes by Charles Stooke Engineer – Charles Stooke, Artwork – Malcolm Garrett.

Brian Blessed’s Bedtime Stories

  • Publisher: Union JACK Radio Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 12

Gordon’s Alive! Shy and retiring actor Brian Blessed has got his first ever podcast. Every Wednesday, he’ll be soooooothing you to sleep with classic children’s stories and fairy tales. Get ready for a ‘calming’ and completely off-the-rails rendition of some of world’s most famous stories.  This podcast is produced by Union JACK radio – the home of Great British Comedy! Fiddle your knob and find Union JACK radio on national DAB digital radio, on the app, on your PC or on that Alexa woman.

Lovejoy Actually

  • Total Episodes: 73

Lovejoy out loud with us every other Wednesday as we watch every episode of the beloved British comedy drama Lovejoy, and discuss it afterwards. Over wine.

Roll Britannia – A British Dungeons & Dragons 5e Podcast

  • Publisher: Dungeons and Dragons
  • Total Episodes: 60

An actual play Dungeons and Dragons 5e comedy podcast from 5 British lads, with little to no experience in dungeons or dragons. Join James (the DM), Tom (Keth Frostiron), Chip (Jeff Silverbow), Paul (Malrus Tosscoble), and Alex (Derek Normalbeard) on their adventure, as they explore the world of Dungeons and Dragons (but badly). NEW EPISODES WEEKLY. Remember to Rate & Subscribe! NEW MERCH SHOP NOW OPEN – Find us on: Twitter – @RollBritannia | Facebook – @RollBritannia.Podcast | Instagram – @roll.britannia

Earth Calling

  • Publisher: Ed and Lazlo
  • Total Episodes: 26

In this comedy podcast, British millennials Ed and Lazlo take a whimsical look at online content in the 21st century, sorting through the tweets, the memes, and the insta-Queens to lay down our digital legacy for years to come. Fresh #content every week. Follow along on Instagram for bonus content and the latest news:

Chortle Comedy Book Festival Podcast

  • Publisher: chortleuk
  • Total Episodes: 5

Comedians and comedy writers talk about their books, recorded at the British Library January 2020

The Three Wise Men Podcast

  • Publisher: The Three Wise Men
  • Total Episodes: 12

The 3 Wise Men Podcast From their home studios In British Columbia, Illinois and Washington; Three hometown friends “Dj Blenz, Dro Breeze & Koncreto talk about a mix of interesting topics from music, sports, comedy and beyond.Published Weekly

Barmy Dale

  • Publisher: Barmy Productions
  • Total Episodes: 20

Award nominated comedy series! Ranked in the Top 10 internet sitcoms! Guest stars featured include Vicki Michelle, Jeffery Holland, Mike Fenton Stevens and Karl Howman. First broadcast on BBC Radio in 2020. Set in the fictional Northern English town of Barmy Dale and following the lives of the local residents during and after lockdown. This cult classic radio sitcom harks back to the much loved British sitcoms of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Enjoyed by all the family! Starring Juliet Howland as Gracie, Camilla Simson as Sharon, Stuart Wheeldon as Dan and Martin Skellern as Keith. Created & Written by Martin Skellern and Stuart Wheeldon. Music by Jordan Frater. Please do not forget to leave a review! Series 2 will be available from April 2021.Support this show See for privacy and opt-out information.

Hornet Heaven

  • Publisher: Hornet Heaven
  • Total Episodes: 72

Winner of the Silver award for Best Sport Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2017 HORNET HEAVEN is an audio sitcom about being a football fan for life – and beyond. The setting is an afterlife paradise that’s reserved for Watford fans after they pass away. It turns out that Watford fans aren’t just Watford ’til they die. They’re Watford for all eternity. Fans in Hornet Heaven get to see every Watford game for the rest of time. They can also go back and watch any Watford match from the past, over and over again. You could say it’s to die for. Start with Series 1 Episode 1 (S1 E1) for an entertaining blend of football fact and character-based comedy drama that brings to life the reality of supporting a football club forever.

A Walk in the Black Forest – The Goodies Podcast

  • Publisher: The Goodies Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 12

Join us for a round-table dissection of some of our favourite episodes of the 1970’s British comedy classic series The Goodies.

Mind Canyon

  • Publisher: Mind Canyon
  • Total Episodes: 17

A mockumentary podcast starring the best UK improvisers. Nominated for Best Comedy and the Creativity Award at the British Podcast Awards 2020. Join hosts Steve Dawson (Mitchell & Webb, The Peter Serafinowicz Show) and Charlie Kemp (Man Down, Emmerdale) as they fill your Mind Canyon™. This ‘Radiolab’ style podcast explores stories such as “Finding The World Hide and Seek Champion”, “The Most Haunted Londis” and “When Space Pranks Go Wrong”. The show is improvised then edited and soundscaped for your listening pleasure.

Lie Hard With A Vengeance

  • Publisher: Paul Blakeley and Rick Allden
  • Total Episodes: 34

Two ‘men’. Four lies. Two truths. Why not take a break from the real world and come wrap your ears round this weekly comedy gameshow? It’s clean too, so your kids and pets can listen and, add this to the sales pitch, it’s British; so that’s fun. Marvel at the morsels of pirate knowledge you never had, gasp at hitherto ungrasped info about bees and, best of all, why not play along yourselves? Keep it down if you’re on the train mind, don’t be that guy.

Sim and Hal’s Serial Box

  • Publisher: Sim and Hal
  • Total Episodes: 6

When an American student vanishes into thin air, no one seems to notice, or even care. Is she on the run? Has she been kidnapped? Or is something more sinister, even paranormal, at play? Ignored by the police, shrugged off by neighbours, it falls to one man, a friend she knew online, to track her down. “There’s lots to really love in these!” – Editor, British Comedy Guide Simeon Courtie and Hal Stewart won a New York Festival Radio Award for their comedy, much of which is at

Classic British Comedy Presents

  • Publisher: Classic British Comedy
  • Total Episodes: 3

Ben and Mike are connoisseurs of the classic British comedy form. Join their episode by episode tour through some of the genre’s greatest moments. Relive Del Boy falling through the bar. Laugh again at Basil Fawlty goose stepping for some Germans. And how about Mrs Slocombe’s pussy! New episodes weekly.

A History Of Comedy In Several Objects

  • Publisher: ahistoryofcomedypodcast
  • Total Episodes: 36

A monthly podcast that examines the history of stand-up comedy through objects found at the British Stand-up Comedy Archive.

Dad’s Army podcast

  • Publisher: Dads Army
  • Total Episodes: 82

This is a podcast dedicated to the classic British comedy, Dad’s Army. James, Oliver and other members of the podcast team air their views about the characters, episodes and current Dad’s Army news. Please get in touch with them at [email protected] You can follow James on twitter @iJamesRox and Oliver @olivercrocker.

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