The 11 O'Clock Show
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2011)|
|The 11 O'Clock Show|
|Presented by||Brendon Burns
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||144|
|Running time||30-35 minutes|
|Original channel||Channel 4|
|Original run||30 September 1998– 8 December 2000|
|Related shows||Da Ali G Show|
The 11 O'Clock Show was a satirical late-night British television comedy series on Channel 4, which featured topical sketches and commentary on news items. It ran from 30 September 1998 to 8 December 2000, most notably, while hosted by Iain Lee and Daisy Donovan. The show is noted for launching the careers of Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen and Charlie Brooker.
Hosts and presenters
The 11 O'Clock Show underwent a number of line-up changes during its run. There are numerous cases of external segment reporters becoming studio hosts, and vice versa. Notable presenters and cast members included:
Going on to success
The 11 O'Clock Show introduced a number of performers who have gone on to much greater success.
- Iain Lee, who went on to host Channel 4 breakfast show RI:SE in 2003, and went on to forge a successful career in radio.
- Alex Zane, who later went on to present shows such as Rude Tube and Celebrity Scissorhands, and has a successful career as a DJ.
- Ricky Gervais, who went on to co-create The Office and Extras.
- Paul Garner went on to star in E4's The Pilot Show, VH1's BSTV, and write both series of the award winning Strutter.
- Sacha Baron Cohen, who went on to create Da Ali G Show and films Borat, Brüno and The Dictator.
- Mackenzie Crook, who also went on to The Office as well as TV to Go, before a role in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
- Sarah Alexander, who had appeared on TV before, and went on to play Susan Walker in Coupling, Dr Angela Hunter in Green Wing and Mel Cook in The Worst Week of My Life.
- Jon Holmes co-created Dead Ringers, stars in The Now Show and hosts his own show on XFM London.
- Brendon Burns, who went on to co-host I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Live! amid other regular television appearances.
- Marc Wootton who went on to star in Shirley Ghostman and My New Best Friend.
- Andre Vincent and Shaun Pye were both writers on the show.
- Comedy writer/performers who also wrote on the show include Alex Lowe, Robert Webb, Rhys Thomas, Tony Way, James Bachman, David Mitchell and Charlie Brooker. The latter two writers went on to co-present and write for 10 O'Clock Live, a later series which mixed comedy and news.
In January 2000, the show came under criticism from the Broadcasting Standards Commission following viewer complaints about comments that were made on the show about recently deceased TV presenter Jill Dando, Bobby Black (the husband of entertainer Cilla Black) and golfer Payne Stewart.
- "Channel 4 rapped over Dando". BBC News. 27 January 2000. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- The 11 O'Clock Show at the Internet Movie Database.
- The 11 O'Clock Show at TV.com .
- The 11 O'Clock Show at epguides.com.
|This comedy television series-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article relating to United Kingdom television is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|