Vic and Bob back for more Big Night Out

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are bringing their surreal stage show back to BBC Two for a special.

Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out will be a reimagining of the original Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out, which was a seminal force in British comedy. First broadcast in 1990 it was an original, maverick and very silly stage show which transferred to television and introduced the world to the comedy duo, who still have the ability to constantly innovate and surprise.

In this one-off show they will introduce us to new characters as well as reuniting us with some old favourites. There will be sketches shot on location as well as songs, skits and stunts performed in front of a studio audience. There will be some surprise cameo appearances and a very well-known television show will get the Vic & Bob makeover treatment.

With a healthy helping of their trademark slapstick humour, this half-hour show will celebrate the best of this legendary comic duo, who show no signs of slowing down or growing up.

From Shooting Stars, through Bang Bang, Catterick and House Of Fools, Reeves and Mortimer have entertained generations of comedy fans and they are not about to stop now. Their unique brand of surreal humour and ability to take a wry sideways look at everyday situations has not mellowed with time.

Vic and Bob say: “This is the show we wanted to perform back in the 1980s. Now the time is right. We will be increasing our respective heights in order to perform some of the more intricate and challenging moments.”

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, says: “In this special, Vic and Bob go back to their live stage show roots to mark three decades as the most pioneering, surreal and unique pairing in British comedy. With a mix of old and new characters, recorded in an intimate setting they give a modern spin on that rich tradition of English eccentricity that stretches back to the music hall, through Spike Milligan and The Pythons, in creating characters that delight or baffle depending on who you are.”

This is a BBC Studios production. The producer is Lisa Clark, the executive producer is Chris Sussman, the studio director is Mat Whitecross (Oasis: Supersonic, Spike Island).

TX details will be confirmed in due course.

May 19, 2017 9:41am by BBC TWO  

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