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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 2 - Part Two

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

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th 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
Eddie Izzard Self
Chris Addison Self
Adrian LeBlanc Self
Elon Gold Self
Tom Papa Self
Anthony Jeselnik Self
Caryn Mandabach Self
Rich Hall Self
Production team
Matthew Springford Director
Alan Yentob Series Editor
Matthew Springford Producer
Andrea Miller Executive Producer
John McAvoy Editor
Judith Robson Editor

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