- Panel Show
- BBC Two
- 8 (1 series)
- Dan Patterson
- Hugh Dennis, Justin Edwards, David Armand, Greg Davies, Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, Pippa Evans, Marek Larwood and others
- Geraldine Dowd
- Dan Patterson and Ewan Phillips
Fast And Loose is an improvisation show created by the team behind Mock the Week.
Hosted by Outnumbered and Mock the Week star Hugh Dennis and featuring the best of up-and-coming British comedy performers, each episode contains a selection of all-new improvised games and scenes based on material thrown at the performers by the host.
The BBC says: "Comprising a succession of lively games that spoof films, TV programmes and music, Fast And Loose threatens to do for comedy what Downton Abbey did for spotting stray aeroplanes and TV aerials."
Suzanne Gilfillan, Executive Editor for the BBC, comments: "Fast And Loose is warm comedy entertainment with a modern twist, with a rich mix of established performers and new comedy stars in the making, reflecting the wealth of new and exciting improv talent on the stand-up comedy circuit."
Hugh Dennis adds: "Fast And Loose is the ultimate team sport, with a group of fantastically clever character actors. They are the next generation of improvisers, and improvisation has moved on enormously. We have electronic trickery, animated chickens and blowfish as well as songs and games including a fantastic sideways scene. It is half an hour of controlled improvised silliness and there is no scoring and no stars. To quote David Cameron: 'We are all in it together.'"
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 14th January 2011 on BBC Two at 10pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 4th March 2011 on BBC Two at 10pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Sunday 22nd January 2012 at 11:30pm