Fresh comedy talent to be showcased in new live-stream comedy event

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Channel 4 is celebrating its brand-new original online comedy strand, with an exclusive live-stream event on Channel 4 Comedy’s YouTube channel on Tuesday 26th November from 8pm.

This unique evening of comedy, titled The Paddock, will highlight new content produced by creative partner Blink Industries. Fresh, anarchic and eclectic with their approach, Blink Industries have brought together some of the UK's most exciting, innovative and experimental comedy talent performing across a mix of stand-up, sketch, character, musical comedy and everything in-between.

Transporting you to a late-night comedy gig, the streamed event brings together the energy, pace and excitement that you’d usually experience in a crowded comedy club. But the best part is, you don’t have to leave your sofa – especially on a cold winter evening!

Performers include Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Jordan Brookes and Nominees Mat Ewins, The Delightful Sausage, and Olga Koch. Sketch group Britney (a comedy duo, featuring Charly Clive from Channel 4’s Pure) and BBC's The Pale Horse, Ellen Robertson; star of Harry Hill's Clubnite Phil Dunning; host of the popular podcast, What Women Want, Amy Annette; stars of Channel 4's Flowers, Anna O'Grady and Helen Cripps; and Scottish BAFTA New Talent Award Nominee Katia Kvinge.

This event is just one of five strands that form part of new Original Comedy on Channel 4 commissioned specifically for social media channels.

The other creative partners include Very Nice TV, The North East Comedy Hot House, Merman and Mermade, and Mother’s Best Child. Chosen from a mix of regions across the country, each creative partner was tasked to deliver punchy distinctive comedy, featuring new and diverse talent, for online audiences. Their content is also being showcased across Channel 4’s social media portfolio, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, this winter.

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 The live streamed event takes place on Tuesday 26th November at 8pm and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/Comedyon4.

A full list of performances includes:

  • Shropshire's Worst Novelist Christopher Bliss
  • Video Mysteries with Mat Ewins
  • Giants as the Norwegian pop sensation Fjörd
  • How T'Internet with The Delightful Sausage
  • What Jordan Brookes wishes he'd said after an argument
  • Kemah Bob as the pro-Trump comedian 'Lil Test Ease
  • Musings on Tom & Jerry from Johnny White Really-Really
  • A derailing greetings card workshop with Emma Sidi
  • Computer programming chaos from Foxdog Studios
  • A Ted Talk on the subject of Shame from Ken Cheng
  • Arnab Chanda as a dog giving stand-up a go
  • Synchronised insanity from Roisin & Chiara
  • A missing cat plea from Luke McQueen
  • What happened when Annie McGrath's tweet went viral
  • A guide to understanding corporate feminism with Amy Annette
  • Sketches influenced by the occult from Tarot
  • Shivani Thussu as accidental Goldman and Sachs spokesman Paul Rodriguez
  • Why Olga Koch likes dating boys not men
  • Britney give us a lecture on periods
  • 'This Is England, but sketches' from Moon
  • A dance class for the single people at weddings from Lola & Jo
  • Everyday problems celebrities face, interpreted by Katia Kvinge
  • Anna & Helen wonder who's that tiny bitch?
  • The morning after you sleep with a psychopath from Phil Dunning