Dave Announces ‘Comedians Giving Lectures’ Premiering In September
UKTV channel Dave has announced new comedy series, ‘Comedians Giving Lectures’, will premiere this September, which sounds somewhat like a TED Talk, but with jokes!
Comedian, actor and writer Sara Pascoe hosts the series, which sees some of the funniest people in British comedy deliver a hilarious stand-up presentation in the guise of a lecture. In each episode, Pascoe gives three comedians the titles of genuine lectures, but none of the content. However, not only have they got to impress the audience with their usual comedy chops, but they will also be marked on their oratory skills by experts in the field of their lecture topic.
The subjects might be serious and grown-up, but the content created by the comedians certainly is not. Drawing inspiration from some of the most popular lectures of all time, such as ‘The Moral Side of Murder’ and ‘The Good News about PMS’, viewers can expect to see some impeccably crafted PowerPoint slides presented by, hopefully, well-prepared comedians.
The first episode, which airs on Wednesday 18th September, sees Nish Kumar handed the topic ‘10 Ways the World Could End’, whilst Natasia Demetriou handles the ‘Anatomy of the Vagina’, and Tom Allen talks about ‘Why We Make Bad Decisions’.
‘Comedians Giving Lectures’ is produced by 12 Yard Productions, commissioned for UKTV by Joe McVey, commissioning editor, with Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment and ordered by Dave channel director, Luke Hales. The series is exec produced for 12 Yard Productions, the ITV Studios owned indie, by Matt Walton and Paul McGettigan and series produced by Susie Hall.
‘Comedians Giving Lectures’ premieres Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 10pm on Dave.
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