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|The 11 O'Clock Show|
|Presented by||Brendon Burns|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||144|
|Running time||30–35 minutes|
|Original network||Channel 4|
|Original release||30 September 1998 –|
8 December 2000
|Related||Da Ali G Show|
The 11 O'Clock Show is a satirical late-night British television comedy series on Channel 4 which featured topical sketches and commentary on news items. It ran between 30 September 1998 and 8 December 2000, most notably hosted by Iain Lee and Daisy Donovan. The show boosted the careers of the previously little-known Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen (in character as Ali G), Jimmy Carr and Mackenzie Crook.
Hosts and presenters
The 11 O'Clock Show underwent a number of line-up changes during its run. There are numerous cases of external-segment reporters becoming studio hosts, and vice versa. Notable presenters and cast members included:
- Iain Lee
- Daisy Donovan
- Mackenzie Crook
- Paul Garner
- Sacha Baron Cohen (in character as Ali G)
- Ricky Gervais
- Fred MacAulay
- Brendon Burns
- Sarah Alexander
- Jon Holmes
- Rich Hall
- Alex Lowe
- Will Smith
- Tommy Vance
- Ricky Grover
- Danny Bhoy
- Marc Wootton
- Jason Priestley
- Jimmy Carr
In January 2000, the show came under criticism from the Broadcasting Standards Commission following viewer complaints about comments made on the show about recently-deceased TV presenter Jill Dando, Bobby Willis (the husband of entertainer Cilla Black) and golfer Payne Stewart.
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