Bravo for comedy

Digital station launches stand-up show

Digital TV station Bravo has announced its first venture into comedy, with a new stand-up show.

Cold Feet star - and former comic - John Thomson will present the new show, a compilation of clips based around a running theme.

Fifteen half-hour programmes have been ordered, with the first broadcast at 9.30pm on December 2.

Clips will feature the likes of Tommy Cooper, Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey and Frankie Howerd, as well as circuit names such as Adam Bloom, Tim Vine and Andy Parsons.

A spokesman for Bravo said: "Each show is compiled thematically, covering a multitude of subjects ranging from rock and roll to family and relationships.

"An expert team has hand-picked their favourite excerpts of classic and modern stand-up routines and developed them into one of the finest comedy series around. Incredibly, it's never been done before."

John Thomson Stands Up For Comedy has been produced by Bob Geldof's company, Ten Alps.

The company also makes the similar Smith Lectures for Radio 2, hosted by Arthur Smith.

Published: 4 Nov 2003

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