Stand-up showcase Live From The BBC to return

Friday 28th October 2016, 1:41pm

  • Stand-up show Live From The BBC is to return to BBC Three
  • The format, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, aims to showcase up-and-coming comedy talent
  • The first recording date for the new series has been announced, Sunday 6th November
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Live From The BBC, a stand-up show featuring up-and-coming comedy talent, is to return to BBC Three for another series.

The first six-part series was broadcast via the then-new online version of BBC Three in February, with the episodes repeated a week later on BBC Two. Producers are now preparing to record more stand-up sets.

Live From The BBC aims to showcase up-and-coming comedy talent, giving the guest comedians a longer amount of screen time to perform on than would be the case on a guest slot on another TV show. Each half hour episode features two acts, who each get 15 minutes on stage. There is no host.

Nish Kumar, Mae Martin, Alex Edelman, Tez Ilyas, Spencer Jones, James Acaster, Felicity Ward, Larry Dean, Kerry & Kurtan, Sofie Hagen, Adam Hess and Dane Baptiste involved in Series 1.

The BBC explains: "Live From The BBC is a series of stand-up specials for BBC Three, showcasing the most exciting talent from the British comedy scene. This is a chance to see some of the hottest new stand-up comedians currently on the circuit perform at the BBC's iconic Radio Theatre."

There is no details yet on who will be appearing in the next set of episodes, but the first recording date has been revealed as Sunday 6th November. Tickets

More details about the new run of Live From The BBC, and when it will be shown on BBC Three, will be revealed in due course.

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