The five celebrities taking part in Channel 4’s Stand Up and Deliver for Stand Up To Cancer have been announced.
The celebrities will be plunged into the cutthroat world of stand-up comedy and will be given a comedian mentor to help them find their funny bones and get people laughing.
Broadcaster and Reverend Richard Coles will be paired with David Baddiel, Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder will be coached by Jason Manford, Conservative Party Co-Chairwoman Baroness Sayeeda Warsi will be helped by Nick helm.
Former Love Islander Curtis Pritchard will be guided by Judi Love and former Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn will be partnered with Zoe Lyons.
It took years for the professional comedians to perfect their craft, but the celebrities will only have a matter of weeks to get the skill and timing right, before performing a special stand-up performance in the hopes of being crowned the Stand Up and Deliver champion.
Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4, Becky Cadman, said: “This joyous Fact Ent series is both a masterclass in comedy, and a dramatic test of character.
“A Reverend, an actress, a politician, a reality star, and a musical legend already sounds like the start of a joke and watching them learn the craft of stand-up from five of the best in the business is brilliantly entertaining.”
The two-part series Stand Up and Deliver will air on Channel 4 in 2021.