Stephen K. Amos and the comedy circuit’s best stand-ups attempt to unravel the knotty problems of life.

Award-winning jokesmith and self-confessed idiot Stephen K. Amos teams up with some of the world’s sharpest comic minds to compile a dummies’ guide to being a modern human. From raising children and having a mid-life crisis to first impressions and facing your fears, who better than a bunch of comedians to lead us through life’s existential maze?

In these 17 episodes, Stephen and friends take us on a journey of self-discovery through observational comedy – with help from a live studio audience, who provide their own tips, stories and experiences. They share their unique perspectives on topics including dishonesty, technology, medicine, multiculturalism, religion and austerity, as well as helping us deal with the ultimate scary subject: mortality.

Featuring a wealth of superb stand-ups including Sara Pascoe, Susan Calman, Lucy Porter, Ava Vidal, James Acaster, Boothby Graffoe, Marlon Davis, Richard Herring, Nish Kumar, Shazia Mirza, Alfie Moore, Andy Zaltzman, Tom Allen and Robin Ince, this hilarious show may not show you the meaning of life, but it will make you laugh about it.

Pilot special guests: W. Kamau Bell, Susan Calman, Tim FitzHigham, Josie Long and Simon Munnery.

Series One special guests: Sara Pascoe, Matt Forde, Carey Marx, David O’Doherty, Miss London, Jess Fostekew, Craig Campbell, Ava Vidal, Howard Read, Andy Wilkinson, Lucy Porter, Maeve Higgins, Tom Allen and Phil Nichol.

Series Two special guests: Sarah Kendall, GrĂ¡inne Maguire, James Acaster, Michael Redmond, Holly Walsh, Boothby Graffoe, Marlon Davis, Jarlath Reagan, Lloyd Langford, Alfie Moore, Ava Vidal, Richard Herring, Fred MacAulay, Angela Barnes, Greg Proops, Paul Sinha, Andre Vincent and John Hegley.

Series Three special guests: Stephen Grant, Nish Kumar, Andrew Maxwell, Susan Murray, Tom Craine Josie Long, Wil Hodgson, Gavin Webster, Shazia Mirza, Mae Martin, Travis Jay, Dan Antopolski, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Rhodes, Andy Zaltzman, Jason Cook, Brendon Burns and Robin Ince.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 23rd August 2011 (Pilot), 7th – 28th March 2012 (Series One), 17th January – 21st February 2013 (Series Two). Series Three first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, 12th May – 16th June 2014.