FHM's Stand-Up Hero. Josh Widdicombe.

FHM's Stand-Up Hero

ITV4 stand-up competition. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series) in 2010. Stars Brendon Burns.

FHM's Stand-Up Hero. Josh Widdicombe.

FHM's Stand-Up Hero

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

7   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Brendon Burns
Dave Skinner
Neil Bennett and Alison MacPhail

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."

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st February 2010 on ITV4 at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 7th December 2010 on ITV4 at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Sunday 12th February 2012 at 12:50am

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