Rising star Chloe Petts (Have I Got News For You, Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda, Richard Osman’s House of Games) presents a new five-part stand-up series for BBC Radio 4, Chloe Petts’ Toilet Humour, debuting on Wednesday 5th June.

With a special appearance by award-winning comedian Ed Gamble (Off Menu) as the ghost of Sir Thomas Crapper, Chloe’s debut radio series explores the history of the loo and how we relate to one another within them. Starting in the latrines of Ancient Rome passing through to whatever George Michael was getting up to in the 1990s,  Chloe Petts explores the history of the loo to the culture wars of today.

Chloe is one of the most exciting names in comedy. On television, this year alone saw Chloe debut on Have I Got News For You (BBC) in May, having starred in Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda (Netflix), a multi-comic special featuring seven global genderqueer comics in March. As a live performer, for the past two years Chloe has been recommended as one of the top comedy shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe by multiple titles including The Guardian, The Times, Evening Standard and Time Out, and will be bringing a brand-new show, How You See Me, How You Don’t, to this year’s Fringe before embarking on a nationwide tour early next year. Chloe is also co-founder of The LOL Word, an all women and non-binary queer comedy collective “transforming comedy” (The Guardian), has supported Ed Gamble’s 2022 and 2024 UK tours, Frank Skinner’s 2023 West End run and 2024 UK tour, as well as being selected to perform at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the past two years.

Written by and starring Chloe Petts with additional material and direction by Adam Drake, Chloe Petts’ Toilet Humour is an Avalon production. Executive Producers are Rob Aslett, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner for Avalon. Produced by Daisy Knight.

Chloe Petts’ Toilet Humour first airs on Wednesday 5th June at 11.15pm on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.


For further information and publicity enquiries please contact:
Perrine Davari at Avalon on PDavari@avalonuk.com

Publicity enquiries to Frances Kordonowy on frances.kordonowy@bbc.co.uk


Chloe Petts’ Toilet Humour cast:
Herself ……………Chloe Petts
The ghost of Sir Thomas Crapper ……………..Ed Gamble

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Other landmark Avalon shows include Catastrophe (Amazon/Channel 4), Flatbush Misdemeanors (Showtime), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), TV Burp (ITV), and the cult classic workplace sitcom Workaholics (Comedy Central). Avalon has also produced over 60 comedy specials for various platforms including Amazon, HBO and Netflix, as well as numerous podcasts and radio shows, including the UK’s biggest podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed. with Chris & Rosie Ramsey. Avalon’s dedicated distribution arm licenses its catalogue of programmes and formats to over 200 territories worldwide.

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