The Island. Image shows from L to R: Kemah Bob, Tom Allen, Jason Forbes
The Island

The Island

  • TV comedy
  • Dave
  • 2022
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Tom Allen invites guests to invent their own island in this unique Dave panel game. Also features Ninia Benjamin, Sara Pascoe, Ahir Shah, Johnny Vegas, Kemah Bob and Jason Forbes

Press clippings

Dave drops The Island

Tom Allen-fronted comedy format The Island has been cast away after one series.

Chortle, 24th January 2023

The Island review

I watched Dave's new comedy format The Island, not knowing it had been devised by stand-ups James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Lloyd Langford and John Robins when they got stranded in New York by a storm. That fact came as something as a surprise, given the show feels less than an idea created organically by some fine comic minds, and more like the brainchild of a UKTV exec trying to engineer something to fill a Taskmaster-shaped hole left after their biggest show got poached by Channel 4.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 23rd March 2022

The Island, Dave, review

Comedy panel shows are over - this predictable refresh proves it.

Emily Watkins, i Newspaper, 23rd March 2022

The Island review

This nautical panel show is so laugh-free it's a wreck.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 23rd March 2022

The Island is proof that lazy podcasts are ruining TV comedy

Dave's new panel show challenges a group of comics to come up with strategies for how to survive after a shipwreck. But why?

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 23rd March 2022

Tom Allen to host Dave show The Island

Tom Allen will front channel Dave's new format The Island, which has been devised by comedians James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Lloyd Langford and John Robins.

British Comedy Guide, 5th May 2021

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