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.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Part One

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

Broadcast details

Monday 19th December 2011
70 minutes

Cast & crew

Alan Yentob Host / Presenter
Billy Connolly Self
Jack Dee Self
Omid Djalili Self
Frank Skinner Self
David Baddiel Self
Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Self
Simon Amstell Self
Dara O Briain Self
Jack Whitehall Self
Ed Byrne Self
Mel Brooks Self
W Kamau Bell (as W. Kamau Bell) Self
Guest cast
Jim Davidson Self
Russell Kane Self
Jimmy Carr Self
Jackie Mason Self
Howard Jacobson Self
Oliver Double Self
Paul Sinha Self
Scott Capurro Self
Production team
Matthew Springford Director
Alan Yentob Series Editor
Matthew Springford Producer
Andrea Miller Executive Producer
John McAvoy Editor

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