Stand Up For The Week. Image shows from L to R: Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes, Paul Chowdhry, Simon Evans. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

Stand Up For The Week

A late-night topical stand-up series featuring big-name comedians dissecting the week's news

AKA:
Live At Koko (Working Title)
Genre:
Stand-Up
Broadcast:
2010 - 2013  (Channel 4)
Episodes:
42 (5 series)
Starring:
Patrick Kielty, Rich Hall, Andrew Lawrence, Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh, Paul Chowdhry, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall
Writers:
Aiden Spackman, David Quantick, Fraser Steele, Giles Boden, Jez Stevenson, Jim Pullin, Lee Stuart Evans, Les Keen, Luke Toulson, Martin Trenaman, Shaun Pye
Production:
Open Mike Productions

Stand Up For The Week comes from the makers of Live At The Apollo: it's a late-night Channel 4 series of edgy satirical takes on the big stories and themes of the week, as seen through the eyes of some of the country's best comedians.

Series 1 was hosted by Patrick Kielty, and featured a regular team of stand-ups (Rich Hall, Jack Whitehall, Andi Osho and Kevin Bridges) giving their unique and incisive take on their own specialist area.

Jack Whitehall was the show's celebrity correspondent; Andi Osho took a look at what was happening on the internet; Kevin Bridges provided the sports reports; and Rich Hall tackled a different big subject each week.

Series 2 followed the same format. However, Kevin Bridges moved up to host, with Jon Richardson taking over the sport slot, and the celebrity guest section rightfully dropped.

Series 3 broadcast from November 2011, this time hosted by Jon Richardson with a regular team including Rich Hall, Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe and Paul Chowdhry.

Series 4 saw Andrew Lawrence replacing Rich Hall in the line-up.

Paul Chowdhry takes over presenting duties for Series 5. He's joined by Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes.