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Stand Up For The Week. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes, Paul Chowdhry, Simon Evans, Seann Walsh. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Stand Up For The Week

Channel 4 stand-up. 42 episodes (5 series), 2010 - 2013. Stars Patrick Kielty, Rich Hall, Andrew Lawrence, Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes, Josh Widdicombe and others.

Stand Up For The Week

A late-night topical stand-up series featuring big-name comedians dissecting the week's news

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2010 - 2013
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
42   (5 series)
Starring
Patrick Kielty, Rich Hall, Andrew Lawrence, Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh and others
Writers
Aiden Spackman, David Quantick, Fraser Steele, Giles Boden, Jez Stevenson, Jim Pullin, Lee Stuart Evans, Les Keen and others
Directors
Tom Poole, Paul Wheeler and Mick Thomas
Producers
Anthony Caveney, Cameron Banks, Jon Holman and Rose Hanson

Stand Up For The Week comes from the makers of Live At The Apollo: it's a late-night Channel 4 series of edgy satirical takes on the big stories and themes of the week, as seen through the eyes of some of the country's best comedians.

Series 1 was hosted by Patrick Kielty, and featured a regular team of stand-ups (Rich Hall, Jack Whitehall, Andi Osho and Kevin Bridges) giving their unique and incisive take on their own specialist area.

Jack Whitehall was the show's celebrity correspondent; Andi Osho took a look at what was happening on the internet; Kevin Bridges provided the sports reports; and Rich Hall tackled a different big subject each week.

Series 2 followed the same format. However, Kevin Bridges moved up to host, with Jon Richardson taking over the sport slot, and the celebrity guest section rightfully dropped.

Series 3 broadcast from November 2011, this time hosted by Jon Richardson with a regular team including Rich Hall, Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe and Paul Chowdhry.

Series 4 saw Andrew Lawrence replacing Rich Hall in the line-up.

Paul Chowdhry takes over presenting duties for Series 5. He's joined by Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes.

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