Award-winning comedian Jack Dee poked fun at Reading during his latest opening monologue on BBC Radio Four's I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Recorded at Reading’s Hexagon theatre in October, the long-running comedy panel show pits two teams against each other in a series of hilarious mini-games.

Dee, the programme’s host since 2009, was joined by Jan Ravens, Omid Djalili, Barry Cryer and Tony Hawks for this particular episode which aired last night (December 6).

Given the opportunity to introduce the latest host venue, the stand-up comic took the chance to mock Reading FC, Reading University and Jane Austen, amongst others.

The 60-year-old funnyman, who was born in Kent but grew up in Winchester, left the Berkshire-based audience chuckling over his jokes. 

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Above: Comedian Jack Dee

Take a look at what he said in full below:

“We’re coming to you live from Reading, known around the world as ‘the Gateway to Slough’.

 “Reading FC are today known as the Royals, but for many years the club was known as the ‘Biscuit Men’.

“The name derived both from the town’s close links to the biscuit industry and also Reading FC’s habit of crumbling every time they get anywhere near a Cup.

“Reading is the largest town without city status in the UK, last applying in 1999- after careful consideration the government decided to grant city status to the west country town of Holby.

“Reading was home to the first ever Little Chef restaurant, opening on the Oxford Road in 1958. To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008 hundreds of hungry foodies pilgrimaged to France.

“The Royal Berks is the busiest hospital in the county, only last week dozens of patients were treated for severe shock after a Great Western service to London Paddington was reported to be on time.

“Reading is famous for the Three B’s, beer bulbs and biscuits.

“Coincidentally Reading University is famous for the three E’s- get them at A Level and you’re in.

“Reading Standard Tandoori restaurant has attracted celebrities from all over the world, including the current Dalai Lama.

“Unfortunately, his last visit ended in embarrassment when the bill came, and his holiness discovered he had left his wallet in a past life.

“Jane Austen was educated at Reading’s Abbey School for Girls.

“Austen was popular among her classmates because she hadn’t written Northanger Abbey yet.”

Airing since 1972, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is on BBC Radio Four is on at 18.30 every Monday.