Americans tape their own HIGNFY
Comic Sam Seber hosts
A pilot edition of the American remake of Have I Got News For You has been taped in New York.
Comedian Sam Seder, pictured was chosen to host the show, which is being tested for a possible series on the NBC network.
Seder, 42, is a presenter on liberal radio station Air America, and was once asked to leave a Republican convention because he was trying to find a gay Republican on the convention floor.
The team captains were acclaimed stand-ups Greg Giraldo and Michael Ian Black.
Giraldo, 43, is known for his ranting style. He has recorded two half-hour specials for Comedy Central and is a regular on Lewis Black’s topical US debate show Root of All Evil.
Black, 38, co-wrote the film Run, Fat Boy, Run with Simon Pegg and was guest host of CBS’s The Late Late Show for a while, although lost the permanent job to Craig Ferguson.
Jimmy Mulville, of producers Hat Trick, Twittered after last Friday’s recording: ‘ Just finished the recording of tne pilot of HIGNFY US. They were fantastic.’
And here is what the set looks like – an image Seder himself uploaded onto the web:
Meanwhile, rail workers’ leader Bob Crow is to become the first trade union official to appear on the UK version of the show.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009