Channel 4 has announced two new fast turnaround entertainment series to keep the public entertained while at home, led by Matt Lucas and Mo Gilligan.
Reasons to be Cheerful with Matt Lucas
Having already cheered up millions with his viral Thank You Baked Potato video in support of Feed NHS, Matt Lucas is going to front this new comedy entertainment show written by Harry Hill.
The series will see the comedic minds of Lucas and Harry Hill combine to bring viewers brand new sketches, upbeat homemade skits and an opportunity to showcase members of the public and their pets alongside celebrities, all from their own homes.
With self-isolating sports stars, musicians, TV personalities and comedians all taking part, the show is sure to provide a cheering lift when it airs on Sunday evenings.
The first episode of the six-part series will air on Sunday 26th April at 7:30pm on Channel 4.
— realmattlucas (@RealMattLucas) April 15, 2020
Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour
Mo Gilligan, will be bringing his trademark comedy star power to our screens with his new Happy Hour variety show.
With brand new sketches, some unique musical performances and hilarious prize-winning games, Gilligan will be packing as much joyous energy into each hour-long episode as possible.
While Gilligan has already been providing some much-needed silliness through his posts of his beloved characters and #QuarantineGames on Instagram, the show build on this with members of the public competing against celebrities in a series of comedic challenges to win a one-of-a-kind prize.
Breaking News: My new show coming to @Channel4 May 4th #AllStarHappyHour broadcasts LIVE (yes LIVE) from my house. Games, Interviews, Music Performancs, Sketches and good vibes. 4x60min episode’s. Made by @ExpectationEnt1 and my own production company Momo G Productions pic.twitter.com/cNhivaFNs1
— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) April 16, 2020
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, commented: “After weeks of relentless grim news and being cooped up at home, Britain desperately needs a dose of fun and Mo and Matt, two of the breakout stars of lockdown, are just the people to administer it.”