Matt Richardson to host The Comedy Games

Wednesday 30th May 2018, 8:42pm

  • Matt Richardson is to host a new show called The Comedy Games
  • Ken Cheng is also involved, but few other details beyond that are currently known about the format
  • The first episode is due to be recorded in Bromley on Saturday 2nd June
A full 10-episode series order was confirmed on Monday 6th August, now titled The Hangover Games.

Channel 4 explain: "Under the assumption they are taking part in a documentary about British night life, a group of mates will be followed by the cameras on a night out. What they won't find out until the next morning is that they are really taking part in a brand new game show. Groggily woken up to a knock on the door from Matt early the next morning, they will learn that they have the chance to win a cash prize if they can make it out of bed and take part in The Hangover Games.

"Each game will test their memories of the night before and they'll have to rely on one another's stamina, clear thinking, emotional stability and iron stomachs if they want to be crowned winners. Let the games begin."

Matt Richardson.

Stand-up comedian Matt Richardson is to host a new comedy show.

The format is titled The Comedy Games, although little else has yet been revealed about the premise.

Richardson will be joined by up-and-coming comedian Ken Cheng.

In the process of releasing tickets to the first episode, the producers say: "The Comedy Games is a brand new hilarious entertainment show hosted by the witty Matt Richardson and his comedic partner Ken Cheng.

"Prepare to be uniquely entertained by a show like no other! We guarantee it'll be an experience you'll never forget!"

Richardson, who is the drivetime presenter on Virgin Radio, has previously hosted shows such as The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live.

Cheng won Dave's Joke Of The Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival last August for his gag "I'm not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change."

The first episode of The Comedy Games will be recorded in Bromley on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The organisers say: "If you'd like to join us for a Saturday afternoon of laughter, then apply now!" Free tickets

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