Comedians to perform songs from musicals on Comedy Central


Wednesday 26th June 2019, 10:57am

Comedy Central will broadcast Amusical in August, a ‘musical extravaganza’ hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Jayde Adams.

The 22 minute special, which will air on the channel on 26th August, features comedians performing their unique take on their favourite songs from classic musicals.

Frank Skinner, London Hughes, Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell are the comedians due to appear as part of the broadcast.

Skinner performs You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile from Annie, whilst viewers will see London Hughes take on Macavity the Mystery Cat from Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical.

Meanwhile Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell, who present the Like Minded Friends podcast together, deliver the Love Is An Open Door duet from Disney’s Frozen.

The TV show, produced by Burning Bright Productions, is based on the live show of the same name. Launched at Backyard Comedy Club in March 2017, it has since travelled to various festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe. It returns to the Scottish festival this year on 21st August.

The Amusical shows see Adams and Pritchard-McLean encouraging comedian guests to take to the stage to perform. The guests often dress in a costume related to their chosen number. The music is performed by live band The Quavers, lead by format co-creator and producer Dave Cribb.

Speaking ahead of the recording, which took place at the Hackney Empire in September, Louise Holmes from Comedy Central said: “I fell in love with Amusical as a stage show at Edinburgh last year and am so thrilled that we’re able to bring it to the screen for the first time. With two of comedy’s most dazzling leading ladies, Kiri and Jayde, at the helm, plus a stellar line up of guest comedians brave enough to be taken out of their comfort zones as they sing their hearts out, Amusical promises to be a gloriously entertaining treat of a show.”

Amusical will be shown on Comedy Central on Monday 26th August.


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