C4 drops Stand Up For The Week | Topical show comes to an end

C4 drops Stand Up For The Week

Topical show comes to an end

Channel 4 has dropped Stand-Up For The Week after five series.

The last episode ran almost two years ago and now the broadcaster has confirmed to Chortle that ‘there are currently no plans to bring back the series.’

It launched in 2010, hosted by Patrick Kielty and with a team of regulars including Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges, Andi Osho and Rich Hall.

Kevin Bridges, Jon Richardson and Paul Chowdhry hosted subsequent series with the pool of regulars over the years also including Sara Pascoe, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Widdecombe, Seann Walsh and others.

The first series included celebrity guests such as Lembit Opik and Chantelle Houghton enduring a stand-up routine about themselves, but that segment was quickly dropped.

Made by Open Mic Productions, the sister company of agent Off The Kerb, the show was filmed at Koko and the Clapham Grand.

When it launched Channel 4 promised the show would be a ‘late night, edgy and on the knuckle satirical take on the big stories and big themes of the week’ and be ‘outrageously alternative’.

The last episode went out at Christmas 2013.

Published: 9 Oct 2015

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