World of laughs

4th series for stand-up show

A fourth series of The World Stands Up has been commissioned by for broadcast in America, Britain and Australia.

The show features acts from all three continents, and will air on BBC America, Australia’s Comedy Channel and Paramount Comedy in the UK and Ireland.

Shows will be taped over eight nights in London’s Clapham Grand next month.

British comedians scheduled to appear include Frankie Boyle, Will Smith, Nick Doody, Ginger & Black and Tom Wrigglesworth.

While international visitors include Rich Vos, Rocky La Porte and Bonnie McFarlane from the US and Fiona O'Loughlin, Carl Barron, and The Scared Weird Little Guys from Australia.

For free tickets to the recordings, on February 18 to 21 and 25 to 28, call Clappers on 020 8532 2770.

Meanwhile, extensive footage from previous series is available on The World Stands Up’s website

Published: 3 Jan 2007

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This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

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