Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Frank Skinner, Alan Yentob. Copyright: BBC
Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up

Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up

  • TV documentary
  • BBC One
  • 2011
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

Two-part special in the Imagine arts strand investigating the world of stand-up comedy. Features Alan Yentob, Billy Connolly, Jack Dee, Omid Djalili, Frank Skinner and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
2 (1 series)
Features
Alan Yentob, Billy Connolly, Jack Dee, Omid Djalili, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Shaparak Khorsandi, Simon Amstell and more
Director
Matthew Springford
Producers
Alan Yentob, Matthew Springford and Andrea Miller
Companies

In a two-part special as part of the BBC's long-running arts strand Imagine, Alan Yentob explores the world of stand-up comedy.

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th December 2011 at 10:35pm on BBC One

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