Topical stand-up show Stand Up For The Week is returning to Channel 4 this November for a fifth series.
Paul Chowdhry will oversee proceedings as host with regulars Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe joining him and introducing three new team members; Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes.
Stand Up For The Week has become an established platform for great new comedy talent, helping to launch the careers of Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bishop and Jon Richardson. This season’s line-up features three brand new faces, and we are very lucky to be bringing back the brilliant Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicome and new host Paul Chowdhry – Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, Channel 4, Madeleine Knight
Returning to a Friday night slot on Channel 4, Stand Up For The Week takes a humorous and no holds-barred alternative look at the big stories of the week, as seen through the eyes of some of the country’s best new comedians. Each comic will be giving their unique and hilariously razor sharp take on their own specialist area, including the week’s news, politics, sport and showbiz shenanigans.
Each 45 minute episode is filmed at the Clapham Grand in South London with the show recorded in front of a live audience in order to recreate the atmosphere and unpredictability of a live stand-up comedy gig.
The series returns in November on Channel 4 for an eight episode run.