Filming for the new series of Comedians Giving Lectures gets underway

Comedians Giving Lectures

Friday 16 July 2021

  • "It's inventive, fast and- at times - quite filthy." (Radio Times)

  • "A fresh twist of the stand-up comedy format", "You won't likely learn anything, but you will laugh a lot" (Daily Mirror)

  • "Another original Dave show that's simple but effective" (Sun TV Magazine)

Filming starts next week on the brand-new series of Comedians Giving Lectures, hosted by Sara Pascoe. The standout UKTV Original comedy show is returning to Dave for two brand-new series (2 x 6x40') and is produced by 12 Yard Productions. The first series aired back in 2019 and was one of the top performing commissions on the channel, attracting an audience of over half a million.

Comedians Giving Lectures sees some of the funniest people in British comedy deliver a hilarious stand-up presentation in the guise of a lecture. This time sees the following comedians take to the stage to offer their own take on a whole host of topics:

  • Jo Brand
  • Ahir Shah
  • Harriet Kemsley and Bobby Mair
  • Geoff Norcott
  • Fern Brady
  • Paul Sinha
  • Sally Phillips
  • Tim Renkow
  • Nick Helm
  • Henning Wehn
  • Erika Ehler
  • Joe Thomas
  • Reginald D Hunter
  • Chris McCausland
  • Sara Barron
  • Tez Ilyas
  • Sophie Duker
  • Ellie Taylor
  • Mat Ewins
  • Kae Kurd
  • Michael Spicer
  • Alex Brooker
  • Kemah Bob
  • Josh Widdicombe
  • Jessica Fostekew
  • Babatunde Aleshe
  • Rhys James
  • Frankie Boyle
  • Elf Lyons

Comedians Giving Lectures joins an array of recently announced UKTV Originals coming to Dave. These include Question Team, hosted by Richard Ayoade, The Island with Tom Allen, David Mitchell's Outsiders and British As Folk, which sees Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham travel across the nation discovering and interrogating the stereotypes and traditions that make up British life today.


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Ever since it was knee high to a TV remote, Dave had an idea. It wanted to be the first place viewers would come for brand-new, award-winning comedy entertainment from the biggest and brightest stars and production companies in the UK. And in the years since, it has launched some of the most exciting and best-loved titles on TV, including the launch of Taskmaster. The channel's critically-acclaimed established comedy hits Hypothetical, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and Comedians Giving Lectures will shortly welcome the forthcoming Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. And it's not just in front of the camera where the comic genius lies either, with a wealth of scripted treasure such as Sliced, the upcoming Meet the Richardsons and a first ever feature-length special for Red Dwarf.

Dave's not content on just making you laugh and share gags with your mates though. Expedition with Steve Backshall and Hurricane Man show off regions and aspects of the earth never before seen on TV while the resurrection of the hit series World's Most Dangerous Roads promises to test some of the UK's biggest comedic friendships to their absolute limits. Eddie Eats America and Big Zuu's Big Eats deliver mouth-watering food shows with a Dave twist while Red Bull Soapbox continues to delight with its boundless capacity for invention.

The partnership between Dave and CALM continues to grow, having launched the "Be The Mate You'd Want" campaign, the Conversations Against Living Miserably podcast and its first commission on the horizon, Comedy Against Living Miserably for three stand-up specials.

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About 12 Yard Productions

12 Yard Productions, an ITV Studios owned indie, is one of the world's most successful entertainment format creators. Its formats include innovative comedy panel show I'll Get This for BBC Two, new dating show for ITV2 The Cabins, reality series Coach Trip for E4, the long-running quiz Eggheads soon to premier on Channel 5, and ITV's international hit Big Star's Little Star. 12 Yard Productions has offices in London and Glasgow. | @12Yard