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.

Series 1

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

1. Part One

First broadcast: Monday 19th December 2011

Alan Yentob presents the first of a two-part series for Imagine on the art of stand-up comedy. He talks to comedians in Britain and America, exploring their backgrounds and influences and their passion for making people laugh.

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

2. Part Two

First broadcast: Tuesday 20th December 2011

The second of a two-part series for Imagine on the art of stand-up comedy. Alan Yentob talks to comedians in Britain and America, exploring the evolution of stand-up and how it transfers to other mediums. He also joins Eddie Izzard backstage for the first solo stand-up show at the Hollywood Bowl.

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