Preview – Out There

Milton Jones
Photo by Karla Gowlett.

It does feel odd that ITV are trying out new comedy ideas, after they recently axed their last two sitcoms on their main channel. Sitcom is normally considered the pinnacle of British comedy, but now the main commercial channel has nothing.

Nevertheless, the concept of Out There sounds intriguing. Rather than having stand-up comedians perform their material on stage, we see these comics performing in some more unusual locations, such as pubs and parks. In this pilot we see Milton Jones (pictured), Kerry Godliman and Tom Allen among others trying it out. Will it work, or does is this idea perhaps comes across as a bit too gimmicky?

Out There is on ITV at 22.25.