Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Former Cambridge Footlights member who was nominated for best show at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards – a year after he was nominated best newcomer. He came on to the stand-up scene in 2010 when he was a runner-up in the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition.
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Ladhood gets a second series

BBC orders more episodes of Liam Williams comedy

BBC Three has ordered a second series of Liam Williams’s coming-of-age comedy Ladhood.

The series, which started life on Radio 4, straddles two timelines as the adult Liam revisits his misspent adolescence in the Leeds suburb of Garforth during the early Noughties to examine modern masculinity.

Six new 25-minute episodes will be filmed later this year, following the first series that launched December on iPlayer before getting a BBC One slot last month.

The comic said: ‘I'm excited and honoured to have another chance to work with a tremendously talented cast and crew in giving my own grubby memories far more gravitas than they deserve.’

 Shane Allen, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning said: ‘Ladhood has a terrific concept which audiences have found really engaging. Liam’s deft writing manages to both excoriate and celebrate the trials and tribulations of those formative late teen years as he traces back the roots of the person he then became in adulthood. 

‘With a superb cast and a soundtrack to boot, this keeps the BBC Three comedy flame burning brighter than ever.’

Josh Cole, head of comedy at BBC Studios added that Williams is ‘a phenomenally talented and funny man and I can think of no-one more suited to brilliantly exploring the roots of modern-day masculinity’. 

Ladhood production credits

Made by: BBC Studios
Produced by: Joe Nunnery
Directed by: Jonathan Schey
Executive producer: Gareth Edwards
Commissioned by: Shane Allen, BBC controller of comedy commissioning and Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three 

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Published: 10 Feb 2020

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

So You Think You're Funny? 2010

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Liam Williams

Making News

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Edinburgh Fringe 2016



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