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Stand Up for the Week

Fri Nov 1, 11.05-11.55pm, C4

Series five, episode one
Almost by stealth, this vaguely satirical, topical stand-up showcase has made it to a fifth series. Functioning as a sort of halfway-house testing ground between ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Have I Got News for You’, it’s seen a surprisingly illustrious stream of light-entertainment talent pass through its doors. J

ack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges, Patrick Kielty and Rich Hall have all made appearances before moving on; this time Paul Chowdhry takes over hosting duties while regulars Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe are joined by newbies Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes in sticking the boot into the week’s news. Decent post-pub fun, if you’re in the market for that sort of thing.