Twitter to host an exclusive stand-up show | Romesh Ranganthan stars in a new ad for the service

Twitter to host an exclusive stand-up show Romesh Ranganthan stars in a new ad for the service

A new stand-up show is to be released exclusively on Twitter.

The news comes after Romesh Ranganathan recorded a new advert for the social media service, trying to persuade more people to sign-up.

Comics taking a look back at the last 12 months in Twitter's end-of-the-year stand-up show #LaughAt2017 include Lee Nelson – who hit the headlines in 2017 when he presented Theresa May with a mock P45 at the Tory party conference.

Also on the bill are Ahir Shah, Adam Hess, Flo & Joan, Lou Sanders, and host Carl Donnelly.

The gig will be recorded exclusively for Twitter at the Backyard Comedy Club in East London on Sunday afternoon, and then streamed  at 10.30pm.

TV channel Dave is sponsoring the show, and channel director Luke Hales said: 'We can’t wait to see our audience tweet along to what promises to be an hilarious look at 2017 – and let’s face it, it’s a year that’s given everyone lots of material!'

Tickets to the taping are available here.

In his new advert, Ranganathan explains Twitter to a man, Julio, who's jogging in his suit and tie – with the comedian on an electric 'hoverboard' to keep up. It also features professional basketball player Candice Parker

The ads will run in the UK as well as in Canada and the US, where Ranganathan has moved in a bid to boost his profile there. Though as Chortle reported yesterday, an ambitious gig at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles next week is not selling well.

Twitter's chief marketing officer Leslie Berland said in a blog post that the ad aimed to 'answer the question How to use Twitter for those who haven't yet taken the plunge.'

Published: 14 Dec 2017

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