Robin Williams, Tim Minchin for Sky Atlantic stand-up show 'Set List'
Published Jun 28 2012, 16:39 BST | By Morgan Jeffery Robin Williams
and Tim Minchin will feature in new Sky Atlantic comedy series Set List
The entertainment programme takes the form of a fully improvised stand-up show in front of a live audience, with comics inventing material based on the topics presented to them while on stage.
Dara O'Briain, Ross Noble, Drew Carey, Frank Skinner and Russell Kane are among the other comedians signed up to appear.
Each episode will see three stars take to the stage, tackling themes and ideas devised by comic Paul Provenza and series creator Troy Conrad.
"A key part of our commissioning strategy for Sky Atlantic has been to attract the best talent to the channel, blending US and UK talent to give our customers the best content from both sides of the Atlantic," said Naomi Gibney, Acting Director of Sky Atlantic.
really illustrates that ambition, and I can't wait to see how they live up to the challenge."
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Philip Edgar-Jones, Sky's Head of Entertainment, added: "Set List
is a uniquely terrifying approach to stand-up comedy. I love it because we have no idea what we'll get.
"It's like a bizarre compulsion to some of the biggest names in stand-up who are addicted to the freedom it brings them to take their comedy anywhere and everywhere."
Fourteen episodes of Set List
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