Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net
TV series based on the hit live stand-up format. Comedians must deliver a set based on a list of topics they've not seen before
- 2013 - 2014
- Sky Atlantic
- 14 (1 series)
- Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad
- Rich Hall and Andrew Maxwell
- Chris Cottam
- Arron Ferster
Set List is a fully improvised stand-up show in front of a live audience which takes the cream of the comedy circuit and presents them with the ultimate challenge: come up with a brand new comedy routine on the spot based on topics presented to them right there and then while on stage.
With the best names from the world of comedy, including: Robin Williams, Ross Noble, Russell Kane, Tim Minchin, Drew Carey, Frank Skinner and Dara O'Briain, Set List challenges some of the biggest names in comedy to a gig like no other, full of weird concepts and challenging juxtapositions.
Each Set List show will see three comics take to the stage to be presented with an unseen set list of wildly unpredictable and imaginative key phrases, crafted by fellow comedians Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad. From these they must create spontaneous, original stand-up sets under pressure and in front of a live audience.
In addition to the comedians' improvised routines, Set List will also show exclusive footage from both backstage and the green room. This backstage footage will intercut the main onstage performances and provide revelatory moments where we watch our comedians squirm, congratulate each other, discuss each other's routines and comment on the extreme jeopardy of Set List.
Mixing onstage performances with behind-the-scenes anxiety, reactions and recaps, Set List takes its audience through a high-energy, nerve-wracking event: the tightrope walk of comedy gigs.
The series is broken into two, with 7 episodes broadcast at the start of 2014, and the second 7 held back for showing later in the year.
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