ITV pilots a new topical comedy | Jason Manford to host A Funny Old Week

ITV pilots a new topical comedy

Jason Manford to host A Funny Old Week

Jason Manford is piloting a topical comedy show for ITV.

He will be recording A Funny Old Week later this month, promising 'an hilarious look at the week's news... from international political crises to bus stop disputes.'

It follows A Funny Old Year, which has gone out on the last two New Year's Eves, featuring a line-up of guest comedians and written by a team that includes stand-ups Andrew Bird and Gary Delaney.

Manford last year piloted a topical panel show for the broadcaster called Good News, Bad News, which was seen as a possible rival for Have I Got News For You. That show was said to have 'angered' BBC bosses as it was made by Hat Trick Productions, which also makes HIGNFY. However, A Funny Old Year is made by ITV Studios.

Have I Got News For You, now in its 47th series, regularly tops the Friday night ratings outside of the soaps, attracting around 4.5million viewers – an audience ITV will be keen to have a slice of.

See our free tickets page to be in the audience for A Funny Old Week.

Published: 4 Jun 2014

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