30 Jan 2019
Comedian extraordinaire Harry Hill is to join Channel 4 for a new 11pm series that promises a combination of controlled chaos and his favourite funny people on the planet.
The as-yet-unnamed show will see Harry acting as both host and curator of his very own authored late night comedy show. Featuring a host of Harry’s favourite comedians and acts, each of the six episodes will be recorded during the week of transmission in front of an audience.
In addition to well-known and established acts, many of the performers may well be new to viewers but all will be handpicked – and approved – by Harry and introduced accordingly. Performances on the night could take the form of an interview with Harry, audience participation, regular returning comedy segments or simply taking to the floor to do their act. However, given Harry’s reputation for the more anarchic, it promises to be full of surprises.
The series (6 x 60’) was commissioned by Ed Havard, Head of Entertainment at Channel 4 and Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor for Entertainment. It is a Nit Television production, the joint venture between Harry Hill and CPL Productions (a Red Arrow Studios company) and the Executive Producers are Harry Hill, Mobashir Dar, Danielle Lux and Murray Boland.
Ed Havard, Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment said, “I’m thrilled that a huge star like Harry is excited by the opportunities in our new 11pm slot. We’ve wanted to work with him for a very long time – he has always been a champion of new comedy talent and with Harry at the helm, the series is a fantastic chance to introduce a raft of the best new faces to Channel 4’s audience”
Harry Hill added, “Channel 4 gave me my first break all those years ago – it’ll be great to bring some of my favourite new comics to a wider audience! Stouffer the cat’s thrilled too.”