Joke Thieves heading for TV | BBC Two working on stand-up format

Joke Thieves heading for TV

BBC Two working on stand-up format

Stand-up format Joke Thieves is being recorded for BBC Two.

Hal Cruttenden is to host the TV version of the show, in which comedians perform their own material, then each other's. Four stand-ups will take part in each episode.

Promotional blurb asks: 'How will a one-liner act cope with copying the set of surreal comic? Will a deadpan comedian end up leaping about the stage like their hyperactive partner? What will happen if a blokey bloke is paired with a feisty lady?'

Two episodes are to be recorded in front of a studio audience at the BBC in Glasgow next week, with Lee Nelson among the comics taking part.

However stand-up Will Mars, who came up with the format, declined to be drawn on whether the shows were pilots or for broadcast. Glasgow-based production house The Comedy Unit is making the shows.

Mars has been running live shows based on the format since last year (see our review here

See our Free Tickets page to be at the recording in Glasgow next Tuesday.

Published: 5 Aug 2014

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