Friday Night Live. Ben Elton
Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live

  • TV sketch show / stand-up / variety
  • Channel 4
  • 2022
  • 1 episode

One-off revival of the hit 1980s' comedy variety series, marking Channel 4's 40th birthday. Stars Ben Elton, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Jo Brand, Rosie Jones and more.

Friday Night Live. Ben Elton

Key details

Sketch Show, Stand-Up, Variety
Channel 4
Ben Elton, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Jo Brand, Rosie Jones, Mawaan Rizwan, Jordan Gray, Ronni Ancona and more
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Geoff Posner
Susie Hall, Shane Allen, Lucy Ansbro, Ed Tracy, Rob Cambrook, Fiona Frankland, Lindsay Jex and Hannah Duncombe

Hosted by Ben Elton, legendary comedy show Saturday Live / Friday Night Live ran from 1985 to 1988 and launched a plethora of world-class comedy talent including Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Harry Enfield, Lee Evans, Jo Brand and Julian Clary.

Now, for one night only, Ben Elton is back as ringmaster to reunite the game-changing architects of anarchy who broke through in the 80s and blend their ground-breaking comedy exploits with today's trailblazers currently storming the circuit.

Elton is joined by friends from the original series such as Harry Enfield, Julian Clary and Jo Brand, plus new friends from today's circuit including Rosie Jones, Mawaan Rizwan, Jordan Gray, Ronni Ancona and Sam Campbell, who will be giving us a mixture of topical sketches and incredible stand-up.

As well as all that stonking comedy talent in one room, there'll be live music courtesy of Mercury Prize nominee, Self Esteem.


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 21st October 2022 at 9pm on Channel 4
Episode length
95 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Wednesday 26th October 2022 at 11:20pm on 4seven
  • Monday 24th October 2022 at 9:00pm on 4seven
  • Saturday 22nd October 2022 at 10:00pm on C4

Recording details

  • Versa London Studios

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