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Tough Gig

Tough Gig

  • TV stand-up
  • ITV
  • 2007 - 2009
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Each week a stand-up comedian performs to a group of people who wouldn't normally be their audience. ITV axed this show mid-run in 2007. Stars Frank Skinner, Dara O Briain, Arabella Weir, Patrick Kielty, Shaun Williamson and Russell Howard

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2007 - 2009
Channels
ITV
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Frank Skinner, Dara O Briain, Arabella Weir, Patrick Kielty, Shaun Williamson and Russell Howard
Director
Angelo Abela
Producers
Rita Daniels, Richard Allen-Turner, Elliot Johnson, Jon Thoday and Amanda Wilson
Companies

Tough Gig gives a comedian just one week to prepare for a stand-up performance in front of a whole new crowd. For example, in one episode Shaun Williamson (aka "Barry from EastEnders") must make the world of high fashion laugh - an industry he knows very little about. He spends a week at the fashion shows to try and find the jokes that'll crack a smile from the fashion pack - but how will they take to his humour at the end-of-show performance?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 12th June 2007 at 10pm on ITV
All previous repeats
  • Monday 2nd August 2010 at 12:15am on ITV - Episode 6
  • Monday 26th July 2010 at 12:00am on ITV - Episode 4

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