Romesh Ranganathan to host BBC Three chat show

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 11:44am

Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.

Romesh Ranganathan is to host a new chat show for BBC Three's online platforms.

Romesh: Comedians In Pubs Talking Comedy will see the stand-up interviewing fellow comedians.

Jack Dee, Sharon Horgan, Russell Howard, Jayde Adams, Humza Arshad and Tim Renkow are set to take part in the six-part series, with each episode edited to approximately five minutes long.

The BBC explains: "In these one-to-one frank and funny conversations, they discuss their earliest memories in their comedy careers, from show flops to patronising fans and facing their fears through an engaging, empathetic and relatable pub chat."

Romesh: Comedians In Pubs Talking Comedy was announced as part of The Idris Takeover, a season of content created and curated for BBC Three by actor Idris Elba. The other offerings include a series of short drama films starring Elba, a documentary about criminal turned personal trainer Moses Adeyemi, and a show following 25 year-old working class woman Leila Taleb as she trains to be a barrister.

Ana Garanito, from Elba's production company Green Door Pictures, says of the season: "The BBC Three curation is such a unique and exciting opportunity for Green Door Pictures to showcase new and emerging talent as well as tell engaging and sometimes untold stories."

Ranganathan's chat show will start on Monday 27th March, and will be available via BBC Three's iPlayer channel, YouTube account and the BBC Three website.

Since making his comedy debut in 2010, Ranganathan has become one of most in-demand comedians on the circuit. His current TV work includes two topical pilots for BBC Two, another series of travel show Asian Provocateur, and the panel show Play To The Whistle. Additionally, he as just starred in the Radio 2 sitcom pilot Parental Guidance, is writing his autobiography and will be the curator on the next series of The Museum Of Curiosity.

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