Comic's Choice - Netflix
In the week leading up to The British Comedy Awards some of the UK's favourite comedians talk to Bill Bailey about who they think deserves an award. Alan Davies kicks off the first show followed by Lee Mack, Jo Brand, Jessica Hynes and Sean Lock who each talk to Bill about their all-time fantasy nominations; from past comedic greats to present day comedy icons, in some of the categories from The British Comedy Awards. So who are their all-time heroes, what are their favourite shows, and which comedians inspired them so much that they wish they could hand them an award...
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 65 minutes
Comic's Choice - Comic's Choice - Netflix
Comic's Choice is a British comedy chat show hosted by the comedian Bill Bailey, and broadcast on Channel 4. The programme ran for a single series of five episodes, and was shown during January 2011. Each episode, Bailey would interview another British comedian, and invite them to discuss some of their favourite comedians or comedy television programmes. The series was produced by Unique Television Production.
Comic's Choice - History - Netflix
Comic's Choice was broadcast in anticipation of the British Comedy Awards, which were being shown on Channel 4 for the first time on 22 January 2011, having been broadcast on ITV for 20 years – Comic's Choice was broadcast in the week leading up the event. The five guests on the show were Alan Davies, Lee Mack, Jo Brand, Jessica Hynes and Sean Lock. Each guest picked three nominations for various British Comedy Award categories (such as Best Sitcom and Best Male Comic), and would then discuss them and select their winner during the episode. Discussing the show, its producers stated: “With other smaller, alternative categories and audience interaction thrown in, the show will be not just informative and entertaining – but fun, funny and memorable.” Reviews of Comic's Choice were generally positive, with Steven Cookson of Suite 101 describing it as “a great deal of fun”. Bailey's hosting was praised, with Tom Sutcliffe of The Independent calling him the programme's “saving grace”, and stating: “[He's] got a manner that somehow makes the format work.” A review of a more critical nature came from Henry Venning of The Stage, who described the show's format as “flimsy” and “confusing”.
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