Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Jeremy Paxman. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

Channel 4 comedy covering the results of the General election. 3 episodes, 2010 - 2017. Stars David Mitchell, Jeremy Paxman, Richard Osman, Cathy Newman and others.

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Image shows from L to R: Romesh Ranganathan, Cathy Newman, Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell, Aisling Bea, Richard Osman. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

Satirical comedy shows broadcast live to reveal the results of the 2010, 2015 and 2017 General Elections

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2010 - 2017
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
3
Starring
David Mitchell, Jeremy Paxman, Richard Osman, Cathy Newman, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne and Charlie Brooker
Director
John L Spencer
Producers
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.

2010 Show:

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.

The early election results were covered as they came in, plus there were politics-themed pre-recorded specials of Fonejacker, You Have Been Watching and Come Dine With Me.

Channel 4 described the programming as "a provocative, cerebral and entertaining take on all things election, featuring discussion, specially recorded segments and audience reaction".

2015 Show:

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.

2017 Show

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.

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