Stand Up for the Week

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Stand Up for the Week
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Format Stand-up comedy
Presented by Paul Chowdhry (Series 5–)
Jon Richardson (Series 3–4)
Kevin Bridges (Series 2)
Patrick Kielty (Series 1)
Starring Angela Barnes (series 5–)
Simon Evans (series 5–)
Romesh Ranganathan (series 5–)
Seann Walsh (Series 3–)
Josh Widdicombe (Series 3–)
Andrew Lawrence (Series 4)
Paul Chowdhry (Series 3–4)
Sara Pascoe (Series 3–4)
Rich Hall (Series 1–3)
Jon Richardson (Series 2)
Jack Whitehall (Series 1–2)
Andi Osho (Series 1–2)
Kevin Bridges (Series 1)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 39 (As of 1 December 2013)
Production
Location(s) KOKO, Camden, London
Clapham Grand, Clapham, London
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) Open Mike Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 25 June 2010 (2010-06-25) – present
External links
Website

Stand Up for the Week is a British television comedy series shown on Channel 4, featuring stand-up comedy performances reflecting topical events. The show began in June 2010 with a six-episode series aired on Friday nights,[1] moving to Saturday nights for the second series which began in March 2011.[2] The first series was hosted by Patrick Kielty, with regular performers Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges, Andi Osho and Rich Hall. Bridges replaced Kielty as host for the second series, with Jon Richardson joining as a regular performer.[3] Richardson took over as host of the show for the third series which aired in late 2011, and aside from Rich Hall returning, an otherwise entirely new group of regular performers joined the show: Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe and Paul Chowdhry.[4] For the fourth series Andrew Lawrence replaced Rich Hall.[5] For the fifth series, Chowdhry took over as host and new regulars Angela Barnes, Simon Evans and Romesh Ranganathan replaced Chowdhry, Lawrence and Pascoe.[6]

Format[edit]

Each episode features an introduction and performance from the host, and routines from the regular performers with the first two series also including routines from a guest performer. Some of the regular performers have specific themes. In the first series Whitehall's routine focused on celebrity news, Osho's on the internet, and Bridges on sport,[3] with Richardson taking on this theme at the start of the second series.[7]

The first series also featured a segment called "The Chair", in which a celebrity guest sat through a two-minute comedy routine about themselves from Kielty, after which they had 30 seconds to talk about or defend themselves.[8]

Production[edit]

The first two series were recorded at KOKO in Camden, London, in front of a live audience.[3] The third series switched to the Clapham Grand in South London.[4] An unaired "try out" episode was made before filming of the first series began.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Episode Guest performer "The Chair" guest Original airdate
1 Brendon Burns Lembit Öpik 25 June 2010 (2010-06-25)
2 Mark Watson Peter Shilton 2 July 2010 (2010-07-02)
3 Micky Flanagan John McCririck 9 July 2010 (2010-07-09)
4 Tom Stade Bez 16 July 2010 (2010-07-16)
5 Stephen K. Amos Chico 23 July 2010 (2010-07-23)
6 Steve Hughes Chantelle Houghton 30 July 2010 (2010-07-30)
7
Compilation episode
20 August 2010 (2010-08-20)
8
Compilation episode
27 August 2010 (2010-08-27)

Series 2[edit]

Episode Guest performer Original airdate
1 Micky Flanagan 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12)
2 Seann Walsh 19 March 2011 (2011-03-19)
3 Mike Wilmot 26 March 2011 (2011-03-26)
4 Paul Chowdhry 2 April 2011 (2011-04-02)
5 Carl Donnelly 9 April 2011 (2011-04-09)
6 Josh Widdicombe 16 April 2011 (2011-04-16)
7 Tom Stade 23 April 2011 (2011-04-23)
8 Neil Delamere 30 April 2011 (2011-04-30)
9 Andrew Lawrence 7 May 2011 (2011-05-07)
10 Dave Fulton 14 May 2011 (2011-05-14)

Series 3[edit]

Episode Original airdate
1 4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
2 11 November 2011 (2011-11-11)
3 19 November 2011 (2011-11-19)
4 25 November 2011 (2011-11-25)
5 3 December 2011 (2011-12-03)
6 9 December 2011 (2011-12-09)

Series 4[edit]

Episode Original airdate
1 27 April 2012 (2012-04-27)
2 4 May 2012 (2012-05-04)
3 11 May 2012 (2012-05-11)
4 18 May 2012 (2012-05-18)
5 25 May 2012 (2012-05-25)
6 1 June 2012 (2012-06-01)
7 8 June 2012 (2012-06-08)
8 15 June 2012 (2012-06-15)
9 22 June 2012 (2012-06-22)
10 29 June 2012 (2012-06-29)

Series 5[edit]

Episode Original airdate[10]
1 1 November 2013 (2013-11-01)
2 8 November 2013 (2013-11-08)
3 15 November 2013 (2013-11-15)
4 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
5 29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
6 6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
7 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
8 20 December 2013 (2013-12-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweney, Mark (14 June 2010). "Channel 4 lines up topical standup show hosted by Patrick Kielty". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Current Comedy Series". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Stand Up For The Week". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "New line-up for Stand Up For The Week". British Comedy Guide. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Lawrence joins fourth Stand Up For The Week series". British Comedy Guide. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stand Up For The Week announces new line-up". British Comedy Guide. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Series 2, Episode 1". Stand Up For The Week. 12 March 2011. Channel 4.
  8. ^ "Laughing matters". The Northern Echo. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Comedy headliners". Chortle. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Series 5 (2013)". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 

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