Show Me The Funny. Image shows from L to R: Kate Copstick, Jason Manford, Alan Davies. Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Show Me The Funny

Show Me The Funny

  • TV factual / stand-up
  • ITV1
  • 2011
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Reality show presented by Jason Manford in which 10 aspiring comedians travelled to different parts of the country to perform stand-up. Also features Alan Davies, Kate Copstick, Alfie Moore, Cole Parker, Dan Mitchell and more.

Press clippings

Patrick Monahan interview

Patrick Monahan definitely managed to captivate British audiences when he showed us his funny last year on ITV's Show Me The Funny and since then things have just catapulted and he's never looking back.

Howard Gorman, PPSF Webzine, 16th April 2012

Ellie Taylor to host new series of 'Snog Marry Avoid?'

Show Me The Funny comedian Ellie Taylor is gearing up to give OTT contestants a dressing down on make-under show Snog Marry Avoid?

The Sun, 14th February 2012

Patrick Monahan: Nobody struggles on Live At The Apollo

When stand-up and circuit veteran Patrick Monahan won ITV's comedy competition Show Me The Funny, he bagged a cheque for £100,000. Perhaps more importantly, he also got to release his first ever DVD, which is out now in the shops.

Mayer Nissim, Metro, 28th November 2011

Jason Manford: 'Show Me The Funny could return'

Jason Manford has revealed that ITV is considering commissioning a second series of Show Me The Funny.

Paul Millar, Digital Spy, 18th November 2011

Patrick Monahan: Kate Copstick is like an army general

Patrick Monahan likes to talk. A chat with the Show Me The Funny winner about getting back into touring after being watched by millions...

Such Small Portions, 14th October 2011

Interview with Ellie Taylor

What if you were plucked from your 9-to-5 job to become a full-time comedian...whilst a TV crew filmed you? Spoonfed chats to Show Me the Funny's Ellie Taylor on the perks and pitfalls of reality TV comedy.

Sarah Kendell, Spoonfed, 8th September 2011

'Show Me The Funny' live final amuses nearly 2.5m

The live final of ITV's stand-up comedy talent search Show Me The Funny was seen by nearly 2.5m on Thursday evening, while Celebrity Big Brother continued to perform for Channel 5, the latest audience data has shown.

Andrew Laughlin, Digital Spy, 26th August 2011

Show Me The Funny live final review

Three thousand raucous punters descended upon Hammersmith Apollo as three comedians battled it out in a stand-up-off to be Show Me The Funny's first winner.

Nathan Rodgers, On The Box, 26th August 2011

The live finale of an underwhelming and quite peculiar series (just what were all those "tasks" all about, other than padding things out?), in which the three remaining wannabe stand-ups - some of whom were hardly unknowns in the first place - battle it out at London's Hammersmith Apollo to win £100,000, a Christmas DVD release, and the chance to headline a nationwide UK tour in September. Ironically, it's the kind of show rich for lampooning by other comics, and it wouldn't be motivated by jealousy, either.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 25th August 2011

A slightly surprising - and very tough - vote from the judges after Monday night's show sent Dan, Pat and Tiffany through to tonight's live final at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

They've already played Blackpool's Tower Ballroom, but you can bet the nerves will be kicking in tonight as they play to the biggest audience of their careers and millions of voting viewers at home.

The winner will pocket £100,000 plus their own DVD, but all three finalists will be heading off around the country on tour in just three weeks' time.

Joining host Jason Manford are judges Alan Davies and Kate Copstick, who's warned Dan: "If you let me down I will have your Welsh rarebits on toast." I don't think she was joking.

Jane Simon, The Mirror, 25th August 2011

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