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Encyclopedia > Comedy Cuts
Comedy Cuts
Genre Comedy
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Production
Running time 30-60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV2
Original run November 2, 2006

Comedy Cuts is a comedy programme on the British TV channel ITV2, providing a unique opportunity for the best new comedy performers to present their talents. ITV2 take the very best rising stars from character and stand-up comedy and present the cream of their material to an audience hungry to discover the next big thing. The programme will search for the next Peter Kay, Ali G, Matt Lucas or David Walliams. The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ali G delivering the Class Day speech to the Harvard class of 2004. ... Matthew Richard Lucas (born March 5, 1974) is an English comedy actor. ... David Walliams (born David Williams, August 20, 1971) is an English comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain. ...


Comedy Cuts is the first programme to showcase brand new comedy talent. Featuring 40 dynamic performers demonstrating a mix of stand up and sketches, the series is shot entirely on location. Each act is taken out into the world and situated somewhere which echoes their individual style.


The performers have been hand-picked from a new wave of talent and to followers of the comedy circuit, they represent the very best. They are a fascinating and eclectic mix of comedians who, over the last few years, have been developing their material, fine tuning their acts, and taking comedy events, including the Edinburgh Festival, by storm. They are primed to burst onto the scene and start making a big noise! ITV2 also have access to the winners of the 2006 IF Comeddie Awards in Edinburgh – Phil Nichol and Josie Long. There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Phil Nichol is a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Josie Long (born April 17, 1982) is a British comedian. ...


Performers

Brendon Burns is an Australian comedian who has mostly performed in the UK. Burns stand-up routine is often in the persona of an angry, possibly violent man. ... Steve Hughes is an Australian musician and stand-up comedian. ...

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