Idiots of Ants

Idiots of Ants

Sketch group comprising Elliott Tiney, Benjamin Wilson, James Wrighton and Andrew Spiers, they take their name from a corruption of 'idiot savant'.

Two-time winners of best sketch or character act at the Chortle awards: in 2010 and 2012.

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Revealed: Radio 4 sketch line-up

Humphrey Ker to host

The line-up for Radio 4’s new comedy showcase Sketchorama has been revealed.

Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer Humphrey Ker will host four episodes this summer, each focussing on three sketch acts from the comedy circuit.

The full line-up is: Lady Garden, Frisky & Mannish, Pappy’s, Max & Ivan, The Boom Jennies, Jigsaw (comprising stand-ups Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema) improv group The Noise Next Door, Scottish trio How Do I Get Up There?, The Three Englishmen, Delete The Banjax, Idiots Of Ants and The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek.

Production company The Comedy Unit says the show will be a Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow for sketch performers.

The company says ‘For stand-ups there has always been a plentiful supply of showcase platforms... This brand new format for Radio 4 will offer the same popular showcase dynamic of providing a platform for upcoming talent but purely for comedy sketch groups.

‘ Sketch show troupes are always well represented at the Edinburgh Fringe with over 100 acts performing in 2011, but apart from the live circuit there's never been a show purely for the sketch act genre.’

Sketchorama will be recorded in London and Glasgow soon. and air in the 6.30pm slot on Tuesday from June 26.

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Published: 16 Mar 2012

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Idiots Of Ants


Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Idiots of Ants 2008


Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Idiots Of Ants: This is War


Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Idiots Of Ants: The Big Red Button


Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Idiots Of Ants: Model Citizens


Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Idiots Of Ants: ANThology


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