Following the highly successful series which first aired in January 2019, Series 2 of The Stand Up Sketch Show aired 24th February 2020 with a further 5 episodes screening weekly.
Commissioned by ITV2 , Spirit’s new comedy combines both stand-up and sketch.
From established stand up routines by some of the nation’s best loved comedians, to brand new material from Britain’s most exciting up and coming talent. The Stand Up Sketch Show is doing what no comedy has ever done before!
Each sketch begins with a comedian telling their story on stage in front of a live audience, before shifting into a surreal reconstruction of the material. Using some of the circuit’s funniest material, the reconstructions feature visual jokes, supporting performances, ridiculous props and absolutely killer comedy.
In each of the sketches the comedian play the role they were born to play…themselves. Any dialogue in the routines is lip-synced by the comedians and comedy actors adding to the surreal tone of each scene.
With 8-10 sketches per episode, each one varies in length and is fast paced and funny with a ton of additional gags to make sure the laughs keep coming thick and fast.
The Stand Up Sketch Show adds a new dimension to routines from established names as well as brand new material from rapidly rising stars on the comedy scene.
ITV’s Head of Digital Channels, Paul Mortimer said “The Stand Up Sketch Show is a creative and original commission for ITV2 that sits well with our other current offerings. The show is perfectly pitched at our key demographic of young adults.”
Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Controller added “The Stand Up Sketch Show will offer comedy lovers a unique visual take on comedian’s stand up routines. We’ve got a great cast lined up that includes some of the biggest names in comedy, including some of the best up and coming rising talent currently on the circuit.”
Matt Campion, Executive Producer says “I’m thrilled to be working with so many of the UK’s top comedy talent to bring their funniest stand up routines to life via the art form of sketch. It’s really exciting to be producing such a new style of comedy format in the genre.
”The Stand Up Sketch Show was commissioned for ITV2 by Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Controller and Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions. The Stand Up Sketch Show is a Spirit Media production for ITV2, executive produced and directed by Matt Campion with Jenny Joyce as producer.