Only Joking

Comedian David Rose digs into the archives, to find a very personal story – a tale about a life lived on stage, the parallels of history, and a surprising family legacy which dates all the way back to the music hall era


Daniel Appleby, retired lawyer

Alice Fraser, comedian and podcaster

Charles Sokol, collector

John Safran, comedian

Devorah Baum, author of The Jewish Joke, and Associate Professor English Literature and Critical Theory, University of Southampton

Noam Dworman, owner The Comedy Cellar, New York City

Listen to the program on The History Listen with Kirsti Melville.