Alan Carr hosts his very own entertainment chat show. Each week celebrity guests join Alan for a natter
- Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular
- Chat Show
- 2009 - 2013 (Channel 4)
- 119 (11 series)
- Alan Carr
- Alan Carr, Les Keen, Giles Boden, David Cadji-Newby, Nico Tatarowicz, Aiden Spackman, Stewart Williams, Christine Rose
- Open Mike Productions
Alan Carr hosts his very own entertainment chat show, packed with topical chat and comic news. Each week the comic is joined by celebrity guests who settle down for a natter.
Alan's guests are a mix of comedians, pop stars and TV stars. Big name comedians who have appeared on his sofa include Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr, Jonathan Ross, Dawn French, Jack Dee, Simon Pegg, Noel Fielding, Michael McIntyre, David Walliams, Lee Evans, Frankie Boyle, Miranda Hart and Russell Brand.
Our Review: At first we really weren't sure about this show, however Chatty Man soon found its feet and has has now established itself as one of Channel 4's biggest and most popular entertainment offerings - to the extent that the channel now gives prime-time Christmas and New Year's Eve slots to the show.
Chatty Man seems to be swiftly re-commissioned for another series as soon as the previous one ends.
As with most chat programmes, Chatty Man is often just a platform for guests to plug their latest project, but the host does largely manage to keep things entertaining and interesting despite this. The show is probably best when there's an American star on: much like Graham Norton on the BBC, Alan's friendly, informal and gentle approach to interviewing allows him to ask the odd cheeky question to people like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna that a more serious host certainly wouldn't get away with.
Chatty Man is certainly going to be around for some time. Channel 4 have commissioned the show well into 2014 already, with the current series, a massive 18 episodes long, will see the show past the 100 episode mark.