Channel 4's Comedy Gala
Channel 4's Comedy Gala

Channel 4's Comedy Gala

  • TV stand-up
  • Channel 4
  • 2010 - 2016
  • 7 episodes

The nation's best known comedians perform in spectacular charity galas: the biggest live stand-up shows in UK history. Stars Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans and more.

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Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2016

Channel 4's Comedy Gala. Seann Walsh
Channel 4's Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, returns for a seventh year to London's O2 Arena. Stars include Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges, Josh Widdicombe, Russell Kane, Sean Lock and Zoe Lyons.

Running order

The running order on the television broadcast was as follows:

Warwick Davis
Alan Carr
Rob Beckett
Aisling Bea
Sean Lock
Russell Kane
Nathan Caton
Kevin Bridges
Hal Cruttenden
Shappi Khorsandi
Seann Walsh
Alex Brooker
Josh Widdicombe
Kerry Godliman
Lee Nelson
Tom Allen
Joel Dommett
Charlie Baker
Zoe Lyons
Jake Bugg (music)

Alan Carr's advert takeover

Channel 4's Comedy Gala. Alan Carr

Viewers watching during the first two advert breaks saw Alan Carr once again crashing the adverts. This year he gave a comedy makeover to six brands: Domino's Pizza,, MoneySuperMarket, Plenty, Premier Inn and Victorian Plumbing.

Alan put on a Domino's uniform for his version of their 'So tasty the Mouth Boggles!' ad. For, Alan falls out with an excited Chris de Burgh obsessive and reveals he's a closet Bucks Fizz fan, whilst Dave and Colin from MoneySuperMarket found themselves taking on a new adversary in the Comedy Gala edition of the #EpicDanceOff ad.

Plenty's Juan Sheet faced some tough competition from Alan, whilst Premier Inn's most recent ad featuring Lenny Henry underwent a comedy makeover for the takeover. Victorian Plumbing's animated ad features a live action Alan for his interpretation of their bathroom marketing.

Broadcast details

Sunday 29th May 2016
Channel 4
145 minutes
  • Friday 6th May 2016 at O2 Arena


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 3rd June 2016 11:40pm C4
Saturday 20th August 2016 11:05pm
50 minute version
Sunday 21st August 2016 3:10am
50 minute version
Sunday 28th August 2016 12:05am
50 minute version
Sunday 28th August 2016 3:05am
50 minute version
Sunday 4th September 2016 1:15am
65 minute version

Cast & crew

Alan Carr Host / Presenter
Kevin Bridges Guest
Sean Lock Guest
Peter Dickson Announcer
Guest cast
Warwick Davis Host / Presenter
Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Seann Walsh Guest
Alex Brooker Guest
Simon Brodkin (as Lee Nelson) Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Kerry Godliman Guest
Rob Beckett Guest
Charlie Baker Guest
Hal Cruttenden Guest
Joel Dommett Guest
Nathan Caton Guest
Russell Kane Guest
Tom Allen Guest
Zoe Lyons Guest
Jake Bugg Guest
Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
Eddie Izzard Self
Adam Hills Self
Doon Mackichan Self
Gordon Ramsay Self
Greg Davies Self
Joanna Lumley Self
Jon Snow Self
Mark Hamill Self
Michael Palin Self
Mike Wozniak Self
Orlando Bloom Self
Romesh Ranganathan Self
Will Arnett Self
Writing team
Giles Boden Writer (Additional Material)
Stewart Williams Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tom Poole Director
Anthony Caveney Producer
Roisin Jones Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Joe Norris Executive Producer
Paul King Producer/Director
Steve Andrews Editor
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Damian Coldwell Composer


C4 Comedy Gala, review

Rattling through a conveyor belt of more than twenty comedians, this marathon event had one-liners flying so thick and fast it started to become exhausting, says Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 9th May 2016

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