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Paul Whitehouse celebrates sketch shows


Paul Whitehouse celebrates sketch shows

Oh, you are awful… but I like you…

The nation’s favourite comedy channel Gold has teamed up with the maestro of the sketch show, Mr Paul Whitehouse of The Fast Show and Harry & Paul fame for a major new celebration of the genre – Paul Whitehouse’s Sketch Show Years.

Helen Nightingale, head of factual and factual entertainment UKTV:

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be working with North One again, and with Paul Whitehouse on this series! Sketch shows are a much-loved genre in TV comedy history and are deeply ingrained in British culture – and who better than Paul Whitehouse to take us on a funny, nostalgic trip down memory lane.”

The four-part series has been personally curated and narrated by Paul, the series will take viewers on a journey through the much-loved comic’s favourite British sketch shows of the past 60 years, with each episode broadly covering a decade in sketch show history.

Iconic shows such as The Two Ronnies, Not the Nine O’Clock News, Harry Enfield & Chums, The Fast Show and The Catherine Tate Show have mirrored the story of modern Britain, as well as providing laughter-packed entertainment and a host of unforgettable characters and catchphrases, will be explored by Paul, alongside his own unique insights, shedding light on a host of comedy moments that have influenced him throughout the years.

Paul Whitehouse:

“I don’t generally describe myself as an expert in anything – but I suppose it’s fair to say if there’s one subject I do know a bit about, it’s sketch comedy – it’s been great going back over the classics and reminding myself what’s really made me laugh and inspired me the most since I was a kid.”

Paul Whitehouse’s Sketch Show Years will air on Gold in June.

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