Stand-Up With The Stars. Image shows from L to R: Laurie Taylor, Libby Purves, Milton Jones, Peter White, Evan Davis. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Stand-Up With The Stars

Paul Merton, Milton Jones, Josie Long and Shappi Khorsandi coach a group of Radio 4 presenters who have never performed stand-up before

AKA:
Comic Relief With Radio 4: Stand Up With The Stars
Genre:
Stand-Up
Broadcast:
2009  (BBC Radio 4)
Episodes:
2 (1 series)
Starring:
Paul Merton, Milton Jones, Josie Long, Shappi Khorsandi, Evan Davis, Libby Purves, Peter White, Laurie Taylor, Hugh Dennis
Writers:
Ashley Blaker
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Four of Radio 4's best loved presenters - Evan Davis, Libby Purves, Peter White and Laurie Taylor - perform their first ever stand up comedy gig.

The presenters were mentored and trained by four top comedians, Paul Merton, Milton Jones, Josie Long and Shappi Khorsandi.

At the end of the week, Peter White was named the clear winner of the phone vote on The Now Show.

Our Review: Whilst the comic material in the presenters' sets was rather weak (except for Peter White, who deserved to, and did, win)... this programme was still an interesting listen because it demonstrated just how hard it is to deliver a good stand-up performance.