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David Tennant - Comedy World Cup

David Tennant - Comedy World Cup

David Tennant hosted Comedy World Cup on Channel Four which broadcast on Saturday evenings.

It was a seven part panel programme where teams of comedians used their comedy knowledge to avoid being ejected from the competition.

The first episode was broadcast at 8.20pm on Saturday 15th September.

The pilot was filmed on Sunday 2nd September at the RADA Studios in London.

Recording of the actual episodes which were televised were at the Teddington Studios on:
Saturdays 8th September 1.30pm and 5pm
Sunday 16th September 1.30pm and 5pm
Sunday 23rd September 1.30pm and 5pm
Sunday 7th October 5.30pm (later changed to 1pm)
This was the link to apply for tickets.

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Heats
Semi-final
Final
Winner
Alan Carr
Clive Anderson/Sara Pascoe
Alan Carr
Clive Anderson/Sara Pascoe
Micky Flanagan
Kevin Bridges/Stan Boardman
Johnny Vegas
Josh Widdicombe/Mick Miller
Johnny Vegas
Josh Widdicombe/Mick Miller
Johnny Vegas
Josh Widdicombe/Mick Miller
Phill Jupitus
Roisin Conaty/Barry Cryer
Johnny Vegas
Josh Widdicombe/Mick Miller
Jo Brand
Shappi Khorsandi/Dave Spikey
Jason Manford
Paul Chowdhry/Nicholas Parsons
Jason Manford
Paul Chowdhry/Nicholas Parsons
Jason Manford
Paul Chowdhry/Nicholas Parsons
Andy Parsons
Jon Richardson/the Chuckle Brothers
Omid Djalili
Daniel Sloss/Joe Pasquale
Omid Djalili
Daniel Sloss/Joe Pasquale
In the first episode (15/9) Jason Manford's team beat Jo Brand's team by 15 points to 14.
In the second episode (22/9) Alan Carr's team beat Micky Flanagan's team by 25 points to 11.
In the third episode (29/9) Johnny Vegas' team beat Phill Jupitus' team by 26 points to 14.
In the fourth episode (6/10) Omid Djalili's team beat Andy Parsons' team by 27 points to 13.
In the fifth episode (13/10) Johnny Vegas' team beat Alan Carr's team by 25 points to 16.
In the sixth episode (20/10) Jason Manford's team beat Omid Djalili's team by 20 points to 19.
In the seventh episode (27/10) Johnny Vegas' team beat Jason Manford's team by 21 points to 20.
The table above does not show the episodes in order as the semi finals were not played in the order of the heats!

Photos of all the T-shirts David Tennant wore in the series

October 2012
Broadcast.com report that the final of Comedy World Cup on Saturday "received slightly more than the 549k (2.4%) series average. The series was well down on 1m (4.4%) slot average Channel Four has generated at 8pm on Saturday evenings for the last 12 months." Updated 29/10

The worldwide link for the final of Comedy World Cup. Updated 29/10

Channel Four's YouTube link to video for the final of Comedy World Cup from last night (UK only). Updated 28/10

4OnDemand link to video for the final of Comedy World Cup from last night (UK only). Updated 28/10

Channel Four's YouTube link to video for the final of Comedy World Cup from last night (UK only). Updated 28/10

4OnDemand link to video for the final of Comedy World Cup from last night (UK only). Updated 28/10

David Tennant- Comedy World Cup Off The Kerb have posted a photo of David Tennant and the teams for the final of Comedy World Cup tonight. Updated 27/10

The final of Comedy World Cup is broadcast on Channel Four at 8pm tonight. Updated 27/10

The link for those outside the UK to watch episode 6 of Comedy World Cup. Updated 23/10

The Channel 4 YouTube page now has episode 6 of Comedy World Cup added. Also someone asked us to tell our contact at Channel 4 that episode 5 of Comedy World Cup wasn't working but it is now at this link. (Unfortunately both links will only work in the UK.) Updated 22/10

Link for those in the UK to watch episode six of Comedy World Cup. Updated 21/10

Off The Kerb have produced another graphic of David Tennant with the teams from Comedy World Cup tonight at 7pm on Channel Four. Updated 20/10

Episode 6 of Comedy World Cup is broadcast at 7pm on Channel Four tonight. Updated 20/10

The final of Comedy World Cup will premiere at 8pm on Channel Four on Saturday 27th October. This episode is scheduled for 65 minutes so is 5 minutes longer than the other episodes in the seven part series. Updated 18/10

Channel 4's YouTube link for last Saturday's episode of Comedy World Cup. (Unfortunately it only works in the UK.) Updated 15/10

The Guardian reports that on Saturday evening episode five of Comedy World Cup only received 500,000 viewers. That was a 2.4% share of the people who were watching television at that time. Updated 15/10

The link for people outside the UK to watch last Saturday's episode of Comedy World Cup has been posted onto DailyMotion. Updated 15/10

The Channel 4 link to watch last night's episode of the Comedy World Cup (the link will play in the UK only). Updated 14/10

A photo from OffTheKerb of David Tennant with the teams in Comedy World Cup tonight. Updated 13/10

The premiere broadcast of episode 5 of Comedy World Cup is broadcast tonight at 7pm on Channel Four. Updated 13/10

Episode six of Comedy World Cup will be broadcast at 7pm on Channel Four on Saturday 20th October. This is the same time as episode five will be broadcast. Updated 11/10

A photo of David Tennant backstage at Comedy World Cup with The Chuckle Brothers has been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 9/10

Link for those outside the UK to watch episode 4 of Comedy World Cup. Updated 7/10

The overnight figures for episode 4 of Comedy World Cup last night was it received 520K viewers which was 2.2% share of those watching television at that time. Updated 7/10

The link for those in the UK to watch or download episode 4 of Comedy World Cup on Channel 4's YouTube page. Updated 7/10

Today David records the final of Comedy World Cup at Teddington Studios from 1.30pm onwards. Updated 7/10

The start time for filming tomorrow on the final of Comedy World Cup has changed from doors opening at 5.30pm to the earlier time of 1pm. See here for more details. Updated 6/10

Episode four of Comedy World Cup premiers tonight at 8pm on Channel Four. This link has details of the teams competing in this last heat before the semi finals start next week. Updated 6/10

Episode 5 of Comedy World Cup (which is the first semi-final) premieres one hour earlier than normal on Saturday 13th October at 7pm on Channel Four. Updated 4/10

For all non-UK fans of David Tennant, videos of Comedy World Cup and Tree Fu Tom are available on DailyMotion.com. Updated 3/10

The team details for fourth episode of David Tennant hosted Comedy World Cup. The episode premiers on Saturday 6th at 8pm on Channel Four. Updated 3/10

As we mentioned yesterday, BARB produced some incorrect figures for episode two of Comedy World Cup. Details are here but the episode received 0.6 million viewers which was 2.76% of the viewing public at that time. Updated 1/10


September 2012
There is now a query regarding the accuracy of the overnight figures announced for last Saturday (22nd) including Comedy World Cup which showed double the number of viewers. BARB are investigating and consolidated figures will be published tomorrow. Updated 30/9

Disappointing viewing figures for third episode of Comedy World Cup. Updated 30/9

Channel Four have posted episode 3 of Comedy World Cup onto YouTube.com. Unfortunately the link will only work within the UK. Updated 30/9

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The worldwide link to download episode 3 of David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup has been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 29/9

Episode three of Comedy World Cup premieres at 8pm tonight on Channel Four. This link has details about the teams. Updated 29/9

OffTheKerb have added programme information about epiosde four of Comedy World Cup and a photo of David Tennant with the two teams. It premieres on Channel Four at 8pm tomorrow. Updated 28/9

David Tennant - Comedy World Cup

The fourth episode of Comedy World Cup will premiere at 8pm on Saturday 6th October. This will be the final round of heats in the seven episode competition. Updated 27/9

A review of David Tennant recording Comedy World Cup yesterday (which contains spoilers) has been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 24/9

The international link to download episode two of Comedy World Cup has been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 23/9

The overnight viewing figures for episode two of Comedy World Cup are that it received 1.9 million viewers which was a 8.4% share of the people who were watching television at that time. That means that the second episode received more than twice the audience it received for the first week and well over double the audience share for the first episode too! These figures exclude people who watched it on +1 and on 4OnDemand. Updated 23/9

Links to watch / download episode two of Comedy World Cup. Updated 23/9

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ThisIsSouthWales has a brief write-up about David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup tonight. Updated 22/9

Episode two of Comedy World Cup is broadcast on Channel Four at 8.15pm today. In this episode one team captain is Alan Carr with Sara Pascoe and Clive Anderson and the other team captain is Micky Flanagan with Kevin Bridges and Stan Boardman. Updated 22/9

OffTheKerb have added a graphic showing the teams to promote episode two of Comedy World Cup which premieres tomorrow on Channel 4 at 8.15pm. Updated 21/9

David Tennant - Comedy World Cup

Team details about episode 3 of Comedy World Cup which will air on Saturday 29th September at 8pm. Updated 20/9

Channel Four today announced that episode 3 of Comedy World Cup (hosted by David Tennant) will air at 8pm on Saturday 29th September so it will overlap Doctor Who by 5 minutes. Updated 20/9

Channel Four are now showing trailers for Comedy World Cup featuring David Tennant rather than the cartoon. Updated 20/9

An article in The Guardian confirms the viewing figures we posted yesterday for David Tennant's first episode of Comedy World Cup. Updated 17/9

A review of the taping of Comedy World Cup last night has been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 17/9

The overnight ratings for the first episode of Comedy World Cup (which was broadcast against X-Factor) was that it received 0.8 million viewers which was a 3.6% share of the people who were watching television at that time. Updated 16/9

The official Four On Demand link to watch episode one of Comedy World Cup. Updated 16/9

The YouTube link to watch David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup but be warned that Channel Four are very hot at removing or blocking their programmes from YouTube. Updated 16/9

The Arts Desk has a review of David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup last night. Updated 16/9

At 1.30pm today David Tennant records episode three of Comedy World Cup at the Teddington Studios and at 5pm he records episode four. Updated 16/9

Link on Tumblr to download David Tennant hosting episode one of Comedy World Cup. Updated 15/9

Episode one of Comedy World Cup is premiered on Channel Four at 8.20pm tonight. It is repeated an hour later on Channel Four + 1 and then again at 3.15am on the channel 4seven. Updated 15/9

OffTheKerb have posted a new promo graphic about David Tennant hosting the first episode of Comedy World Cup tomorrow evening. Updated 14/9

David Tennant - Comedy World Cup

Details about the second episode of Comedy World Cup which premieres on Saturday 22nd at 8.15pm. Updated 14/9

This morning David Tennant rang into Radio One as part of Chris Moyles final week on BBC Radio One. David rang from the car park of where he is currently filming Broadchurch. Click here for a MP3 of David's call in which he mentioned Comedy World Cup. Updated 12/9

There's a small photo of David Tennant on Saturday's page of the Radio Times in regards to Comedy World Cup. Updated 11/9

Channel Four have posted their trailer for Comedy World Cup onto YouTube.com: Updated 11/9


Channel Four press release about David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup and some info about the first episode. Updated 10/9

Today David Tennant records the first two episodes of Comedy World Cup. This link has details and broadcast dates / times. Updated 8/9

Pinewood Studios have posted an article about David Tennant recording Comedy World Cup there. Updated 7/9

The Radio Times have more details about Comedy World Cup. Updated 6/9

David Tennant's panel show Comedy World Cup will premiere on Channel Four on Saturday 15th September. It is PROVISIONALLY set for 8.10pm. See here for more details. Updated 4/9

Hamsterfur has added a review of David Tennant recording the pilot of Comedy World Cup on Tumblr. Updated 2/9

Review of David Tennant recording the pilot of Comedy World Cup this afternoon. Updated 2/9

Today David Tennant records the pilot episode of Comedy World Cup in London. Updated 2/9

Pictures of 'David Tennant' from the Comedy World Cup advert tonight. Updated 1/9

During the Paralympics tonight on Channel Four an advert was shown for Comedy World Cup. Updated 1/9


August 2012
There still appears to be tickets available for David Tennant's recording of the pilot of Comedy World Cup on Sunday. Updated 31/8

The filming dates for Comedy World Cup, plus the link to apply for tickets. Updated 29/8

The link to apply for tickets for the filming of the pilot episode of Comedy World Cup on Sunday 2nd September at the RADA Studios in London. Updated 24/8

The Channel 4 press release about Comedy World Cup which includes the quote by David Tennant "As a big comedy geek I'm looking forward to proving that I know more about it than the professionals!" Updated 24/8

UnrealityTV have more details about the format of Comedy World Cup and say that it is 8 episodes and not 7. Updated 24/8

An item in The Sun says that David Tennant's panel show Comedy World Cup will air in September. It also has a close-up photo of David filming Broadchurch. Updated 24/8

The news about David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup has now been reported by both the Radio Times and DigitalSpy. Updated 23/8

Announced today at the Edinburgh International Television Festival by Channel Four controller Jay Hunt and then reported immediately on both Broadcast Now and The Guardian, was the news that David Tennant will host a new seven part panel show called Comedy World Cup for the channel. The synopsis of the programme is that teams of comedians will use their stand-up routines to avoid being ejected from the competition. It will be broadcast on Saturday evenings but no broadcast date has been announced. Updated 23/8

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