Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club comes to ITV
James R | On 01, Aug 2020
ITV is aiming to capture the experience of enjoying live comedy in an intimate space this year with a new series fronted by Jonathan Ross.
With venues currently closed, stand-up comics have increasingly moved online to reach audiences and raise much needed funds. Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club will showcase new talents performing in a recreation of the vibe and atmosphere of a small comedy venue, all filmed within Covid guidelines.
The series will see him get behind fresh new comedians on the cusp of their big break, offering them a stage upon which to make people laugh. The acts will perform to an audience under the watchful eye of comedy and broadcasting talent, Jonathan. Each 30-minute episode will see four new faces perform a short set while more established names will get the opportunity to try out new material.
Jonathan says: “Apart from the excuse to wear make-up, my favourite part of this job has always been giving exciting new talent a platform to show off their skills. The excitement and joy in seeing a new face come out and deliver memorable comedy is a wonderful feeling, and we want to make sure as many people as possible get to experience it. There’s so much incredible comedy talent around at the moment with all too few opportunities to do what they do best. I’m very much looking forward to giving these acts the exposure they deserve, having a good laugh and finally leaving my front room.”
Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club is a Hotsauce TV Production for ITV. The Exec Producer for Hotsauce TV is Tom Barrett and the Commissioning Editor for ITV is Joe Mace.