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Tickets are now available for the latest iteration of Chat Show Roulette, which records next month.
The improvised chat show features Justin Edwards as the host, and a string of guest performers who don’t know who they will be playing until literally seconds before they appear – their identities chosen randomly from audience suggestions.
Starting life as a live event back in 2012, guests for the initial Soho Theatre run included Julia Davis, Katy Brand, Phil Whelans, Simon Day and Matt Lucas, whose production company John Stanley Productions took the idea first to television for a non-broadcast pilot, and now to radio.
The show is the second JSP production in recent months with a direct link to TVO, following sci-fi sketch show 2525 featuring Waen Shepherd aired on BBC Radio 4 Extra late last year.
After the television pilot (featuring Lucas and Rebecca Front, no less), it is Radio 4 who have now opted to make Chat Show Roulette a regular occurrence, with recordings taking place at RADA Studios off Tottenham Court Road, London on Tuesdays throughout February and March.
Tickets can be applied for now via SRO Audiences, and we’ll aim to bring you broadcast dates and info on guest performers as soon as possible, so stay peeled.
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The popular live character comedy night Chat Show Roulette is to make a move to television, with initial episodes filming next month.
The show, presented by our very own Justin Edwards, is a new take on the traditional chat show format, which first appeared at The Soho Theatre back in June, with the likes of Katy Brand, Julia Davis and Phil Whelan guesting. You see, this is not your standard chat show – all of the show’s guests are comedy performers who don’t know who they will be playing until literally seconds before they appear: their names, occupations and life stories are chosen randomly from containers filled with suggestions from the audience!
Confirmed to appear with Edwards on the recorded shows are The Day Today legend Rebecca Front, and Little Britain megastar Matt Lucas. So get on down there if you can! The show records at RADA Studios just off Tottenham Court Road, London – with booking for Sunday 3rd February and Wednesday 6th February now open to applications at SRO Audiences. Stay peeled for transmission dates as soon as we recieve them.
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Some familiar names have crept past our peepers in a new show to come from the Soho Theatre!
Chat Show Roulette is a new take on the traditional chat show format, there will be a host and three guests, but the guests are all comedy performers and they won’t know who their characters are until their names, occupations and key character traits are chosen randomly from glass bowls filled with suggestions from the audience.
Justin Edwards will be the host over three evenings (26th to 28th June), at the Soho Upstairs, starting at 9.15pm.
The guests for each day are:
Tue 26 – Matt Lucas, Humphrey Ker, Simon Day, Phil Whelans and Katherine Jakeways
Wed 27 – Matt Lucas, Marc Wootton and Julia Davis
Thu 28 – Matt Lucas, Katy Brand, Adam Riches and Dave Schneider
Tickets (£12.50) and more information can be found at the Soho Theatre website.