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Jonathan Ross to host exciting new ITV stand-up comedy series

Jonathan Ross
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Jonathan will be supporting up and coming comedians...

Jonathan Ross will host a new ITV series dedicated to stand up comedy.

In a bid to keep comedians performing during the coronavirus pandemic, the new series will "showcase the very best new talents".

The series is called Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club, and is due to air on ITV this year.

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Jonathan is bringing a new kind of show to ITV (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Each 30 minute episode features four new comics, who are "destined to be household names of the future".

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They'll all be performing new sets for Jonathan, in an effort to entertain both him and the nation.

On top of this, established comedians will also be popping by to try out some brand new material. Exciting!

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Presenter Jonathan Ross will be entertained by up and coming comics. (Picture: Getty) (Image credit: Getty Images)

In a statement, Jonathan Ross said, "Apart from the excuse to wear make-up, my favourite part of this job has always been giving exciting new talent a platform to show off their skills.”

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"The excitement and joy in seeing a new face come out and deliver memorable comedy is a wonderful feeling, and we want to make sure as many people as possible get to experience it."

He added, "There’s so much incredible comedy talent around at the moment with all too few opportunities to do what they do best.

"I’m very much looking forward to giving these acts the exposure they deserve, having a good laugh and finally leaving my front room."

The comedy series is produced by Hotsauce TV, who have revealed that it'll take place in a small comedy club.

This will allow participants to follow social distancing guidelines, as they perform their material for an audience.

Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club will air on ITV1 later this year.

Lucy Buglass
Lucy Buglass

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

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