James Veitch to front US comedy show | Lisa Kudrow and Kristen Schaal among the guests

James Veitch to front US comedy show

Lisa Kudrow and Kristen Schaal among the guests

British stand-up James Veitch is to host a comedy show on new US streaming service  Quibi. it has been announced.

In Q Talks, celebrity speakers give ‘expert’ talks – but with the script fed to them by a rigged teleprompter, which they must obey rigidly.

Guests lined up include Friends star Lisa Kudrow,  Girls Trip actress Regina Hall and comedian Kristen Schaal. Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig is among the executive producers.

Launching on April 6, Quibi will specialise in short-form content to its paying subscribers. The platform was founded by former Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Veitch is already known for his own TED Talks, with his account of replying to spam email the most-watched video on the organisation’s YouTube channel, with 43million views.

The comic also has a stand-up special coming to the  HBO Max streaming service in the US and last year followed in the footsteps of  Jack Whitehall, Stephen Fry and Billy Connolly by hosting the Bafta  Britannia Awards in Los Angeles. 

Published: 2 Mar 2020

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