A satirical musical about Prince Andrew and the revival of the comedy TV show Friday Night Live are on the list of new shows announced by Channel 4.
His shows form part of the Truth and Dare season, as the broadcaster celebrates 40 years since it was established by the government of Margaret Thatcher in 1982.
The show roster also includes a new commission headed by Frankie Boyle, as well as “an art event like no other that will include stunts, surprises and special guests,” hosted by comedian Jimmy. Carr organized.
The shows are “set up to do what Channel 4 was created for: give voices to the unheard, say the unheard and show the unseen”, the broadcaster said. know.
Comedian Kieran Hodgson will lead the cast of comic books in Prince Andrew: The Musical, a 60-minute show described as a “sarcastic tribute to the life and times” of the duke set. into a piece of music.
The Return Of Friday Night Live revives the popular comedy show that is credited with launching the careers of presenters Ben Elton, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Jo Brand and many others.
Originally aired as Saturday Live, the comedy and music show ran from 1985 to 1988, changing its name to Friday Night Live when it was moved to Friday instead of Saturday.
It also stars the likes of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and features Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson as The Dangerous Brothers.
The Channel 4 revival will see Elton return as a 90-minute showrunner to “unify the latest in wave celebrities and comedians alongside some legends.” of the original show on a dangerous night of live comedy.”
Elton, 63, is best known for her rants about Margaret Thatcher and for co-writing The Young Ones and Blackadder, and for writing a series of best-selling novels and comedies including The Thin Blue Line, starring the singer. Rowan Atkinson and Upstart Crow, with David Mitchell.
In a 75-minute show called Frankie Boyle: The Monarchy, the Scottish comedian “turns his wise eye to the state of the English monarchy and its future, by looking back at the calendar. its 1,000-year history.
Art Trouble, the show’s operating title presented by Jimmy Carr, was billed as “an art event like no other”.
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The 75-minute show, by independent television production company ClearStory, is a “profound exploration of the limits of freedom of expression in the arts” and “can we separate the artists’ morals from the value of their work”.
The show will combine stunts, surprises and special guests with a publicity test run by renowned artists across the UK, while also honoring what Channel 4 says is the “origin of the show”. disrupting by exploring the line between controversial art and freedom of expression.”
Channel 4’s chief content officer, Ian Katz, said: “From musical satire about Prince Andrew to exploring the culture of cancellation in art through men with very large penises, this installment shows Channel 4 is still mischievous, disruptive and special as when it was born 40 years ago.
“Rather than nostalgia for the highlights of the past four decades, we are celebrating with a collection of irreverent, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining programming that no other broadcaster broadcasts. wave.
“If we have to grow old, we plan to do it shamelessly.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/channel-4-to-air-satirical-musical-about-prince-andrew-as-part-of-truth-or-dare-season-41931407.html Channel 4 airs satirical musical about Prince Andrew as part of ‘Truth or Dare’ season