Somethin’ Else to launch new comedy podcast hosted by Omid Djalili

Djalili and five guest comedians will compete to retell a single story

Audio production company Somethin’ Else is launching a new comedy podcast, Please Tell Me A Story, on 10 January, hosted by comedian and actor Omid Djalili. 

Each episode, Djalili will be joined by five other comedians to play an adaptation of the children’s game ‘broken telephone’. Each cast member will tell a complete story to one person, who will then have to pass the story along to the next without fumbling it too much. 

“Whenever someone tells a story you’re probably like me and you’re wondering, is it true?” said Djalili in the trailer. “...I present to you a new podcast called Please Tell Me A Story, where me and five other comedians tell our own stories and we pass it along to someone else who then tells that story to someone else and we observe the evolution of storytelling.” 

Forthcoming guests include Helen Bauer, host of comedy podcasts Trusty Hogs and Daddy Look At Me, viral TikTok comedian Abi Clarke, sketch comedian Seán Burke, and award-winning stand-ups Kai Samra and Sikisa.

The podcast was created by Somethin’ Else, which has been part of Sony Music Entertainment’s global podcast division since its acquisition in 2021, to expand its development of more podcast shows across multiple genres. 

“Expanding our relationship with Somethin’ Else brings their best-in-class capabilities and production expertise fully into the Sony Music family,” said Sony Music president for global digital business and US sales Dennis Kooker in a previous statement. “Our new global podcast division is key to our plans for a fast-paced expansion in the market, diversifying our creative abilities and providing a home for exciting content that will benefit millions of podcast lovers around the world.”

Somethin’ Else has produced a number of other podcasts for multiple platforms including Spotify exclusive Soul Stories on the cast and crew of Disney and Pixar, branded podcast All Round Mine for Primark, and movie companion podcast No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast.