Comedy Central UK has picked up stand-up comedy series Stand Up Central for a fourth season. The Viacom International Media Networks backed broadcaster has ordered eight half-hour episodes for season four. Catastrophe star Rob Delaney has been set as the new host.
Stand Up Central sees Delaney perform stand-up before he welcomes two guest comedians on stage to perform in front of a live audience. Previous seasons have featured such comedic talent as Katherine Ryan, Al Murray, Russell Howard, Isy Suttie, James Acaster, Bridget Christie, Desiree Birch, Nish Kumar, Ellie Taylor, Jimmy Carr, Roisin Conaty, Lee Nelson, Sara Pascoe, and Chris Ramsey.
“Rob has outstanding stand-up credentials and we are delighted to be home to his uniquely cool and charismatic brand of comedy”, said Louise Holmes, General Manager of Comedy Central UK. “I’m thrilled to have him take the reins of the new series which promises to bring the very best stand-up to our comedy hungry audience.”
The show’s first three seasons – which were hosted by Russell Howard and Chris Ramsey – drew strong rating for the channel; reaching some 7.3 million individuals. Stand Up Central is produced for Comedy Central UK by independent production company Avalon. Rob Aslett serves as the executive producer for Avalon. “We’re delighted to be working with Comedy Central to bring more of the most exciting stand-ups out there to the channel and incredibly pleased to have the exceptionally talented Rob Delaney on board to host it”, Aslett added.