Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are bringing Big Night Out back to BBC Two for a one-off special.
Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out will be a reimagining of Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out – the seminal show that ran on Channel 4 in 1990-91.
In the special, Vic and Bob will be introducing us to some brand new characters, as well as reuniting us with a few old favourites. There will be sketches shot on location along with songs, skits and stunts performed in front of a studio audience. We’ve been told that there will also be some surprise cameo appearances and that a very well-known television show will be getting the Vic and Bob makeover treatment.
Vic and Bob commented: “This is the show we wanted to perform back in the 1980s. Now the time is right. We will be increasing our respective heights in order to perform some of the more intricate and challenging moments.”
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, said: “In this special, Vic and Bob go back to their live stage show roots to mark three decades as the most pioneering, surreal and unique pairing in British comedy. With a mix of old and new characters, recorded in an intimate setting they give a modern spin on that rich tradition of English eccentricity that stretches back to the music hall, through Spike Milligan and The Pythons, in creating characters that delight or baffle depending on who you are.”
Even better news is that YOU have the chance to be in the audience! Two recordings are taking place on Tuesday 13th June and Wednesday 14th June at The Hospital Club TV Studios, and you can apply for tickets over here.