Jimmy Carr Heads Up New Live Topical Comedy Show

September 7, 2010 by  
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Stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr has signed on to appear in a new topical comedy show with Lauren Laverne, Charlie Brooker and David Mitchell.

If that wasn’t good enough, the show’s going to be broadcast live, so hopefully it’ll be all right on the night.

According to The Guardian, the show is currently titled 10 O’Clock Live and will see the comics waxing lyrical about the week’s events. Channel 4 commissioned the show after the success of The Alternative Election Night which featured the same comics.

Entertainment and comedy commissioning editor Darren Smith said of the show, “The success of the Alternative Election Night proved that there is an appetite for a show that mixes comedy and the news agenda together in a way that produces genuine insight as well as laugh-out-loud moments. 10 O’Clock Live will provide a fresh and unashamedly intelligent take on current affairs from a young perspective.”