- BBC One
- 2 (1 series)
- Alan Yentob, Billy Connolly, Jack Dee, Omid Djalili, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Shaparak Khorsandi, Simon Amstell and more
- Matthew Springford
- Alan Yentob, Matthew Springford and Andrea Miller
Speaking in depth to a range of stand-up's most successful names, from Jack Dee to Simon Amstell, Jim Davidson and some top American stars, he explores their backgrounds and influences, and their passion for making people laugh.
Yentob also jonis Eddie Izzard backstage as he prepares to perform the first solo stand-up show at the Hollywood Bowl, and explores how stand-up comedy evolves, and its transferral to other mediums.
- First broadcast
- Monday 19th December 2011 at 10:35pm on BBC One