Jack Dee's Helpdesk comes to TV | Three Election specials

Jack Dee's Helpdesk comes to TV

Three Election specials

Jack Dee's Helpdesk is coming to TV.

The comic is recording three election-themed shows next month for BBC Two.

The format, in which the audience write problems on a card to be addressed by a panel of comedians, was first previewed at London's Soho Theatre last year. Dee has since performed it at the Latitude Festival and in Edinburgh, and has a short tour coming up in April and May.

The specials he is recording for TV are designed to 'offer a snapshot of everyday concerns as we approach poling day' on May 7.

In an interview with Dubai radio DJ Catboy, ahead of a gig in the Emirates, Dee said: 'It's been doing really well and in fact I've been asked to do some for BBC Two leading up to the election so we'll be doing three specials which are election-based.

'It's a fun format, everyone has a good time, it's completely unprepared. No one knows what's going to come up, it could be anything from dogs with bad wind to "I live with my partner and I never tidy up".'

The shows will be recorded in London on Sundays April 12, 18 and 26, with producers suggesting the audience come armed with questions such as: 'My dog barks at the sight of Ed Milliband; what should I do if we wins and is on TV more?' or 'Were the Coalition to lose the Election should I change my Cameron and Clegg garden gnomes and if yes, who to?'

Here is Chortle's review of the live show.

- by Jay Richardson

Published: 19 Mar 2015

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