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

Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up

BBC One documentary. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Features Alan Yentob, Billy Connolly, Jack Dee, Omid Djalili, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Shappi Khorsandi and others.

Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up

Two-part special in the Imagine arts strand investigating the world of stand-up comedy

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

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.

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