- 2010 - 2017
- Channel 4
- David Mitchell, Jeremy Paxman, Richard Osman, Cathy Newman, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne and Charlie Brooker
- John L Spencer
- Alison Marlow, Russell Balkind, Ruth Phillips, Andrew Westwell, Chris Shaw and Ian Rumsey
Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, filmed in front of a studio audience, aims to bring viewers the results from the General Election in an entertaining way. It was first broadcast live on Election Night 2010, was broadcast again on Election Night 2015, and will return for 2017.
Heading up this ambitious live show was hosts Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell and Lauren Laverne. Joining them in the studio was Charlie Brooker, plus a range comedians, pundits, political commentators and even an in-studio bookmaker.
Channel 4 described the programming as "a provocative, cerebral and entertaining take on all things election, featuring discussion, specially recorded segments and audience reaction".
Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell presided over the evening's programming and were joined by a host of guests in the studio and around the country with their take on the unfolding story. Richard Osman was on hand to provide his interpretation of events, with Gary Gibbon and Cathy Newman providing hard-edged commentary on the political story. The Channel 4 News reporting team were on the ground in key electoral battlegrounds, reporting right through the night and bringing the latest news and results.
Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell and Richard Osman will be joined by a host of guests in the studio and around the country with their take on the unfolding story. Jeremy will preside over round table debates providing hard-edged commentary on the political story. Richard Osman and David Mitchell will be on hand to provide their own incisively funny interpretation of events, with additional analysis from Channel 4 News presenters Cathy Newman and Gary Gibbon joining in the studio. The Channel 4 News reporting team will also be on the ground in key electoral battlegrounds, reporting right through the night and bringing the latest news and results along with expert guests.
- Production company
- Also known as
- Channel 4's Election Night (Other official name)
- Laugh track
- Live audience
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- First broadcast
- Thursday 6th May 2010 on Channel 4 at 9pm
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 8th June 2017 on Channel 4 at 9pm