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.

Press clippings

BAFTA TV Awards 2023 winners

Derry Girls has won Best Scripted Comedy at the 2023 BAFTA TV Awards. Other winners include Friday Night Live, Bad Sisters, Joe Lycett's Got Your Back, Siobhán McSweeney, Lenny Rush, Ben Whishaw and Anne-Marie Duff.

British Comedy Guide, 14th May 2023

Derry Girls and stars of Am I Being Unreasonable? amongst RTS winners

Derry Girls, Brassic, Friday Night Live and Dodger picked up prizes at the The Royal Television Society Awards. There were also trophies for Lenny Rush, Daisy May Cooper, Ambika Mod and Lisa McGee.

British Comedy Guide, 29th March 2023

BAFTA TV Awards 2023 nominations

Am I Being Unreasonable?, Big Boys, Derry Girls and Ghosts are amongst the nominees for the BAFTA Television Awards 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd March 2023

RTS award nominations revealed

Shortlists for the 2023 RTS Programme Awards have been announced, with Am I Being Unreasonable? picking up four nominations.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2023

Ofcom dismisses Jordan Gray complaints

Trans comedian's Friday Night Live appearance did not breach standards.

Chortle, 7th November 2022

Jason Isaacs doubles down on support for Jordan Gray

Jason Isaacs has once again shared his unwavering support for transgender comic Jordan Gray after she was hit with Ofcom complaints following her nude performance on Channel 4's Friday Night Live.

Cydney Yeates, Metro, 31st October 2022

Jordan Gray responds to naked Friday Night Live skit getting 1,400 Ofcom complaints

'I hope that in choosing to do this performance, I've opened the door a crack wider for more acceptance in the long run,' she said.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 27th October 2022

Friday Night Live slammed with 1.4k Ofcom complaints after transgender comedian strips completely naked

Friday Night Live has been hit with 1,400 Ofcom complaints after Jordan Gray stripped totally naked, sparking a backlash.

Amanda Devlin, The Sun, 26th October 2022

Friday Night Live proves our best satirists are in their 60s

From Ben Elton's electrifying political routine to Harry Enfield's force-10 performance, Channel 4's comedy programme showed that nobody does spiky topicality better than 1980s stars.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 25th October 2022

Trans comedian Jordan Gray receives wave of support after absurd calls for her arrest

Fans have rallied around comedian Jordan Gray after absurd suggestions she should be arrested for getting naked on TV.

Charlie Duncan, Pink News, 24th October 2022

Share this page