News: Jonathan Ross to Host ITV Comedy Club

News: Jonathan Ross to Host ITV Comedy Club

Jonathan Ross is to front a new comedy show for ITV.

With venues currently closed, Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club - a Hotsauce TV Production - will showcase the very best new talents performing in a recreation of the vibe and atmosphere of a small comedy venue, all filmed within Covid guidelines. 

Ross has regularly championed new comedy talent in the past, giving early breaks to Reeves and Mortimer and Steve Coogan among others, and this new series will see him get behind fresh new comedians on the cusp of their big break, offering them a stage upon which to make people laugh.

Each new 30 minute episode - which will air on ITV later this year - will see four new faces perform short sets, while more established names will get the opportunity to try out new material.

Jonathan Ross says: “Apart from the excuse to wear make-up, my favourite part of this job has always been giving exciting new talent a platform to show off their skills. The excitement and joy in seeing a new face come out and deliver memorable comedy is a wonderful feeling, and we want to make sure as many people as possible get to experience it. There’s so much incredible comedy talent around at the moment with all too few opportunities to do what they do best. I’m very much looking forward to giving these acts the exposure they deserve, having a good laugh and finally leaving my front room.”

Tom Barrett, Executive Producer for Hotsauce TV, says: “Not only are we incredibly excited about giving our finest emerging comedians the exposure they deserve, we’re also looking forward to giving our viewers a taste of the excitement, anarchy and fun of a night out at an intimate comedy club.”

ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning, Katie Rawcliffe, says: “It is great to be working with Jonathan on a new project. Other than Jonathan, part of the appeal for this format is it's a fantastic vehicle for finding and growing the new comedy talent of the future.”

Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club is a Hotsauce TV Production for ITV. Exec Producer for Hotsauce TV is Tom Barrett and Commissioning Editor for ITV is Joe Mace.

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