FHM's Stand-Up Hero. Josh Widdicombe
FHM's Stand-Up Hero

FHM's Stand-Up Hero

  • TV stand-up
  • ITV4
  • 2010
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

A TV broadcast of FHM Magazine's hunt for a new stand-up star. Ed Byrne hosted the 2009 pilot, Brendon Burns hosts the 2010 series. Stars Brendon Burns.

FHM's Stand-Up Hero. Josh Widdicombe

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2010
Channels
ITV4
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Star
Brendon Burns
Director
Dave Skinner
Producers
Neil Bennett, Alison MacPhail, Henry Normal and Steve Buckley
Companies

Following Ed Byrne's one-off episode on the 2009 FHM contest, ITV4 is now broadcasting a full six part series following the 2010 search to find Britain's best undiscovered stand-up comedian. Australian comic Brendon Burns is the host.

The competition was open to everyone, from comedy virgins to circuit veterans - anyone who hasn't yet enjoyed significant TV exposure.

As well as performance highlights, the series covers the best (and worst!) of the online entries and features behind-the-scenes footage of the contestants.

The winners of five regional heats will go head-to-head in a grand final in front of a judging panel of experienced experts from the world of comedy, where the prizes include £10,000 cash.

Commenting on the competition, host Brendon Burns says: "One of my favourite things about my job is working with new comics, not as some sort of 'expert' but as someone that made a lot of mistakes early in my career. Stand-up is hard, really really hard and takes years to perfect, but once in a blue moon you find a freak that just knows how to do it from the offset. We're looking for that freak. This a great gig for me and one that I'll cherish, I'm properly chuffed."

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st February 2010 at 9pm on ITV4
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 12th February 2012 at 12:50am on ITV4 - Episode 3
  • Sunday 29th January 2012 at 12:40am on ITV4 - Episode 1
  • Sunday 15th January 2012 at 1:20am on ITV4 - Episode 1

Recording details

  • Riverside Studios

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