Irish comedian Patrick Kielty is to host a new post-pub stand-up show for Channel 4 as a satirical reaction to the week’s news, it was announced today.
'Stand Up For The Week' will feature regular guests such as Rich Hall and Kevin Bridges when the six-part series is screened on Fridays at 11pm.
Channel 4 said it will be “intelligent, spiky and, above all, outrageously alternative”.
The shows will be filmed at the KoKo club in Camden, north London, in front of a live audience which will also include celebrities and politicians.
Each week a topical public figure or guest will also be put on the spot.
Other regulars will be Jack Whitehall and Andi Osho.
Channel 4’s head of entertainment, Justin Gorman, said: “What better way to reflect on the week, than through the razor-sharp wit of some of the nation’s most talented stand-ups?
“'Stand Up For The Week' will be raucous and close to the bone.”