News: BBC3 Plans New Stand Up Show

James Acaster

BBC Three has commissioned a brand new series of stand-up specials to showcase the most exciting new British comedy talent.

Live from the BBC will be filmed at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London from November 13 - 15.

James Acaster, Dane Baptiste, Sofie Hagen, Adam Hess, Tez Ilyas, Nish Kumar, and Felicity Ward are already confirmed. Further acts will be announced at a later date.

Tilusha Ghelani, Assistant Commissioner BBC Comedy, said: “BBC Three is backing new talent and showcasing some of this country’s best performers as this thrilling new series commission demonstrates. Filming in the BBC’s very own Radio Theatre is a nod to the BBC’s rich comedy heritage.”

Jonathan Blyth, BBC Worldwide’s Commercial Director for Comedy, said: "Succession planning in comedy is no laughing matter, which is why we thought this was a great way of nurturing the next Bishop, Hart or Fielding - and finding new audiences and platforms for their talents. This show will give British and international viewers a unique glimpse of the emerging extractors of belly-aches!” 

The series will comprise 6x30’ minute specials and 6x60’ extended length specials, to be broadcast in 2016, by which time the channel will have probably gone online.



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