Line Up Announced For New Series Of Mock The Week


Dara O’Briain is back from Thursday 4th November at 10pm on BBC Two, tackling all the big topical subjects and skewering those involved. Dara and mainstay Hugh Dennis will once again be leading the way at an approved social distance and following the appropriate protocols.

The duo will be joined by a reliable roster of regular favourites ranging from Ed Byrne, Rhys James, Milton Jones and Angela Barnes, alongside triumphant returns for the likes of Ria Lina, Laura Lexx, Ahir Shah, Glenn Moore, Alasdair Beckett-King, Ivo Graham and Maisie Adam, with a cavalcade of exciting debutants including Sarah Keyworth, Jen Brister, Jonny Pelham and Emily Lloyd-Saini to round off proceedings

Sarah Keyworth is known for her four-part comedy series for BBC Radio 4 titled Are you a Boy or a Girl? which explored gender fluidity.

Comedian, actor, writer and presenter Jen Brister (pictured) is originally from South London, and the  author of new book ‘The Other Mother’. She is a regular guest on podcasts like The Guilty Feminist and Drunk Women Solving Crime.

Jonny Pelham will for the first time be joining panel regulars Angela Barnes and Ed Byrne. Born with popliteal pterygium syndrome, his comedy is heavily informed  by his experiences with the health service and growing up feeling like an outsider. In recent years, Pelham has appeared on Live from the BBC (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Live at the Apollo (BBC Two).

On the show with Rhys James and Milton Jones is another Mock newbie, Emily Lloyd-Saini whose debut Edinburgh standup show was nominated as the Funny Women Awards’ Best Show. Hailing from Nottingham, Lloyd-Saini hosts the ‘Still Legit’ podcast and has performed at BBC’s Big Asian Comedy Night and Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central on Comedy Central.

Mock the Week was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, the duo behind the iconic improv-based show Whose Line Is It Anyway? which ran for ten years on British TV before successfully transferring to the United States. The show, now in its 20th series, has developed into one of the UK’s longest-running comedy series, receiving numerous award nominations including for a BAFTA and three British Comedy Awards and helping to launch the careers of Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan and Milton Jones.

Mock The Week, 10pm, BBC Two, Thursdays from November 4.

Jen Brister picture: Idil Sukan



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