The Horne Section, led by Taskmaster star Alex Horne, are set to film a TV special for channel Dave.
The ‘unlikely jazz/comedy hybrid’ will feature guest performances from some of the biggest names in comedy and music.
The two hour show will be recorded live at The London Palladium later this year.
Alex Horne said, “I’m pretty sure no-one’s ever tried combining music with comedy before, let alone filming the whole thing and putting it on TV, so we’re pretty excited to see how Twitter will cope with jazz and jokes for two hours.”
The Horne Section is created and fronted by award-winning comedian Alex Horne whose five-piece band has already performed with some of the biggest names in music and comedy. Previous performances have featured comedians Greg Davies, Tim Minchin, John Oliver and Reggie Watts as well as headline musicians such as Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx), Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Suggs (Madness).
The band have hosted three series of the successful Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4 and have also enjoyed numerous sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Richard Watsham, director of commissioning at UKTV, said, “Alex Horne’s unique and popular sense of humour has already turned Taskmaster into an award-winning hit for us, so giving him two hours on Dave and putting the London Palladium at his disposal was an easy decision. I can’t wait to see the Horne Section’s imaginations run wild.”
James Taylor, Executive Producer, added, “We’re delighted to be continuing our award-winning relationship with UKTV to make another show the world has been crying out for. It's time to make music stupid again.”
The Horne Section are: Alex Horne (band leader), Joe Auckland (trumpet and banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards).