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Tough Gig

ITV stand-up. 6 episodes (1 series), 2007 - 2009. Stars Frank Skinner, Dara O Briain, Arabella Weir, Patrick Kielty, Shaun Williamson and Russell Howard.

Tough Gig

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

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2007 - 2009
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Frank Skinner, Dara O Briain, Arabella Weir, Patrick Kielty, Shaun Williamson and Russell Howard
Director
Angelo Abela
Producer
Rita Daniels

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?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 12th June 2007 on ITV at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 16th June 2009 on ITV at 10:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 2nd August 2010 at 12:15am

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