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How to Become a Stand-Up

Episode 1 of 6

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 15 January 2011

Jimmy Carr hosts the first of six comedy masterclasses in which he discusses his passion for all aspects of comedy and plays some of his favourite comedy clips.

In the first episode, Jimmy takes a look at what it takes to become a stand-up comedian. Featured comedians include Eddie Izzard, who talks about swimming; Bill Bailey finds out about the appeal of photographing kebabs; Peter Kay wonders at the marvels of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire; and Rowan Atkinson performs his schoolmaster sketch.


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