Jonny Pelham

Jonny Pelham

Runner-up in both the Chortle Student Comedy Award and So You Think You're Funny in in 2012; third placed in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition 2013; and nominated for best newcomer in the 2014 Chortle Awards.
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Four comics make their Mock The Week debuts

Line-ups revealed as BBC Two show returns

Sarah Keyworth, Jen Brister, Jonny Pelham and Emily Lloyd-Saini are to make their debuts on Mock The Week this series, it has been announced.

The comics have been named as the topical panel show returns for the second half of its 20th series tomorrow.

Ria Lina, Maisie Adam, Alasdair Beckett-King and Ivo Graham will be joining host Dara O Briain and mainstay Hugh Dennis in that opening episode, which airs on BBC Two at 10pm.

Keyworth – who won Chortle’s best newcomer award in 2019 and is pictured above  – makes her debut next week, alongside regulars Ed Byrne, Glenn Moore and Ahir Shah.

The rest of the line-ups – though subject to change – are:

November 25: Dara & Hugh, Maisie Adam, Angela Barnes, Jen Brister, Rhys James, Ahir Shah

December 2: Dara & Hugh, Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne, Laura Lexx, Jonny Pelham, Ahir Shah

December 9: Dara & Hugh, Maisie Adam, Rhys James, Milton Jones, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Glenn Moore

Brister is the author of The Other Mother and is regular guest on podcasts like The Guilty Feminist and Drunk Women Solving Crime; Pelham was born with popliteal pterygium syndrome and his comedy is heavily informed  by his experiences with the health service and growing up feeling like an outsider; while Lloyd-Saini hosts the Still Legit podcast and has performed at BBC’s Big Asian Comedy Night and Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central.

Also returning across the seven episodes are Rhys James, Milton Jones, Angela Barnes and  Laura Lexx.

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Published: 3 Nov 2021

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