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Stand Up For The Week. Image shows from L to R: Jack Whitehall, Patrick Kielty, Andi Osho, Rich Hall, Kevin Bridges. Copyright: Open Mike Productions
Stand Up For The Week

Stand Up For The Week

  • TV stand-up
  • Channel 4
  • 2010 - 2013
  • 40 episodes (5 series)

A late-night topical stand-up series featuring big-name comedians dissecting the week's news. Stars Patrick Kielty, Kevin Bridges, Jon Richardson, Paul Chowdhry, Simon Evans and more.


Press clippings

C4 drops Stand Up For The Week

The last episode ran almost two years ago and now the broadcaster has confirmed to Chortle that 'there are currently no plans to bring back the series.'

Chortle, 9th October 2015

Wherein the week is thoroughly mocked standing up rather than sitting down behind a desk, and in an even more ranty fashion. Paul Chowdhry takes over from Jon Richardson as the host for this series of the topical comedy show, taking the week's events and handing them off to comics for lampoonery. Regulars Seann Walsh and Josh Widdecombe return, this week joined by furrowed comic Simon Evans, former maths teacher Romesh Ranganathan and Russell Howard regular Angela Barnes.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 1st November 2013

Almost by stealth, this vaguely satirical, topical stand-up showcase has made it to a fifth series. Functioning as a sort of halfway-house testing ground between Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, it's seen a surprisingly illustrious stream of light-entertainment talent pass through its doors.

Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges, Patrick Kielty and Rich Hall have all made appearances before moving on; this time Paul Chowdhry takes over hosting duties while regulars Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe are joined by newbies Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes in sticking the boot into the week's news. Decent post-pub fun, if you're in the market for that sort of thing.

Phil Harrison, Time Out, 1st November 2013

Paul Chowdhry to host new series of Stand Up For The Week

Paul Chowdhry will take over hosting duties on the fifth series of Channel 4's topical comedy show Stand Up For The Week.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd July 2013

This amusing stand-up showcase returns for its fourth series. Host Jon Richardson heads up a team of fellow comedians Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Sara Pascoe, Paul Chowdhry and new member Andrew Lawrence. They take it in turns to do a spot of stand-up on the stage of London's Clapham Grand, taking an alternative look (which mostly means they swear sometimes) at the events of the week.

Catherine Gee, The Telegraph, 26th April 2012

Andrew Lawrence joins fourth Stand Up For The Week series

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of topical stand-up series Stand Up For The Week, once again from the Clapham Grand.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd February 2012

Jon Richardson: 'Comedy should be a safe place'

Jon Richardson talks about the new series of Stand Up For The Week.

Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy, 2nd November 2011

New line-up for Stand Up For The Week

A new line-up has been confirmed for the third series of Stand Up For The Week, including Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe.

British Comedy Guide, 4th October 2011

Interview: Kevin Bridges ('Stand Up For The Week')

Having sold nearly 300,000 copies of his debut stand-up DVD "The Story So Far", Kevin Bridges has found himself jumping headfirst into the comedy big league. Following his success on Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, the Scottish funnyman has now landed his own gig fronting Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week. We caught up with him to find out what we can expect.

Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 11th March 2011

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