- "Question Team has hit upon a doozy of a format". Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail
- "Blissfully daft." Daily Telegraph
- "Nonsensical frippery beautifully balanced by Richard Ayoade's trademark brand of dry insouciance." Chortle
29 March 2022
UKTV announces today that Question Team, hosted by Richard Ayoade, is returning to Dave for a second series (8x60'). Produced by Interstellar, the UKTV Original series sets out to re-write the panel show rule book by making its comic players set the questions. The first series was one of the top performing commissions on Dave in 2021, attracting an average audience of 397k and peaking with 563k for episode one.
Each episode sees three comedians join the Question Team. But they're not there to just answer the questions; they are the self-quizzing collective, and each guest must bring a unique round of questions, inspired by their own interests, for Richard Ayoade and the others to play. The sole stipulation is that their questions have proper answers, otherwise what goes down during their game is entirely up to them. So far, the series has welcomed comedians including James Acaster, Bob Mortimer, Nish Kumar, Kerry Godliman and Desiree Burch to come up with their unique rounds.
Richard Ayoade said,
I am beyond thrilled to be providing a quote pantomiming genuine excitement w/r/t whatever I'm meant to be promoting.
Question Team is commissioned for UKTV by Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is UKTV's director of commissioning and Steve North is genre general manager for comedy and entertainment. The executive producers for Interstellar are Jamie Ormerod and David Williams and the series producer is Tom Corrigan. Keshet International will continue to handle international distribution, having already sold series one into SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Iain Coyle said,
What's great about this show, is that you've literally no idea what is going to be in it, week to week, as every round is unique. It's quite something to pull off for the producers and Richard is an extraordinary host for an extraordinary show.
Cherie Cunningham said,
We love this show and seeing what unusual interests and inventive games the guests can bring to their rounds. It's wonderfully silly and full of fun which is pretty infectious. The response from Dave viewers for series one was phenomenal, and we can't wait to give them more later this year.
Jamie Ormerod, Creative Director at Interstellar said,
We're thrilled to head back into studio for more trivia-based nonsense with Richard Ayoade and eight new Question Teams, each equipped with original games for this ever-changing format. Series one featured comedians jumping out of planes, high stakes lawn bowls and identifying crisps from the sound of their crunch. Series two promises rounds that go higher, with more jeopardy and even more crunch.
Question Team joins an array of UKTV Originals coming to Dave in 2022, including Hypothetical S4, The Island, We Are Not Alone, and Sneakerhead. The series will air later this year on Dave.
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Dave is the award-winning entertainment channel home to a veritable feast of UKTV Original comedy hits from some of the biggest stars in the UK. Comedy entertainment shows like BAFTA-nominated Big Zuu's Big Eats, Outsiders, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Hypothetical, Comedians Giving Lectures, Question Team, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Island and British As Folk sit alongside scripted comedies such as Meet The Richardsons and Red Dwarf.
But Dave isn't just restricted to television screens. There's exclusive online content, with YouTube's Big Zuu's Wrap Clash and Who Cares? With Amelia Dimoldenberg, as well as Facebook series The Comedy Guide To Life, Bad Advice with Olga Koch and BackChat. Dave's partnership with CALM has led to exclusive commissions and innovative online and marketing campaigns such as #BeTheMateYoudWant. Dave is the proud sponsor of Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards and also crowns its yearly Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe every August.
About Interstellar (www.interstellar-tv.com)?
Established in 2021, Interstellar specialises in creating and producing brand new comedy entertainment, popular factual and reality formats for the UK and international markets. Led by Managing Director David Williams, with Jamie Ormerod as Creative Director and Marisa Guagenti as Head of Production, Alongside season one of Question Team for UKTV's Dave, Interstellar's initial orders include Show Me the Honey! (7 x 30') with Maddie Moate for CBBC, All Star Dance Off (1 x 30') - a brand-new comedy entertainment show which blurs fact with fiction - for ITV2, and You Do You -a ground-breaking social-first reality series - for Channel 4 and Instagram. Interstellar is a part of the Greenbird group of companies.