Lookout Point

Friday Night Live

Hosted by Ben Elton, legendary comedy show Saturday Live / Friday Night Live ran from 1985 to 1988 and launched a plethora of world-class comedy talent including Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Harry Enfield, Lee Evans, Jo Brand and Julian Clary.

For one night only, Ben Elton is back as ringmaster to reunite the game-changing architects of anarchy who broke through in the 80s and blend their ground-breaking comedy exploits with today’s trailblazers currently storming the circuit.

Elton is joined by friends from the original series such as Harry Enfield, Julian Clary and Jo Brand, plus new friends from today’s circuit including Rosie Jones, Mawaan Rizwan, Jordan Gray, Ronni Ancona and Sam Campbell, who will be giving us a mixture of topical sketches and incredible stand-up.

As well as all that stonking comedy talent in one room, there’s live music courtesy of Mercury Prize nominee, Self Esteem.

Ben Elton
Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Jo Brand, Rosie Jones, Mawaan Rizwan, Jordan Gray, Ronni Ancona
Geoff Posner
Susie Hall

“From Ben Elton’s electrifying political routine to Harry Enfield’s force -10 performance, Channel 4’s comedy programme showed that nobody does spiky topicality better than 1980s stars”


“Friday Night Live reminded us why it was such a thrillingly urgent TV proposition”


“It wasn’t the raw material of Westminster chaos that made the one-off revival of Friday Night Live after more than 30 years such a triumph, but the smart combination of blast-from-the-past acts from the original and the very best of the current circuit”




RTS Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, Winner

BAFTA Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, Winner