Al Murray pilots new ITV show

Putting the Al in 'topic-Al comedy'

Al Murray is working on a new topical comedy show for ITV.

The comedian is coming out of his Pub Landlord persona for a pilot episode of a show called It's The End Of The Week As We Know It.

The show will also feature comic Karen Taylor, who had her own BBC Three series in 2007 and 2008, and TalkSport presenter Paul Hawksbee as ‘reporters’. Hawksbee is also one of the writers of Harry Hill’s TV Burp and previously wrote for Frankie Howerd, The Two Ronnies, Spitting Image – as well as Al Murray’s Happy Hour.

Harry Hill is also believed to be having a hand in the new show, although he won't be appearing on screen.

It's The End Of The Week As We Know It, being made by Avalon, is being billed as ‘apocalyptic yet upbeat’ with a focus on celebrity gossip, sport, book releases, film premieres and political news ‘as long as it isn't really boring’.

Before the pilot, Murray will be trying out material in front of a live audience at the George IV pub in Chiswick, West London. For details see our Free Tickets page.

Published: 7 Jul 2010

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