Dave has released clips of new series Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. The Jonathan Creek star hosts the series that sees himself and four top funny folk sit around a table and talk about literally anything in front of a studio audience. Led by an interesting fact about each guest, anecdotes and hilarious conversations are plentiful. With topics ranging from being a secret podium dancer and the most awkward way to end an interview through to inflatophilia (yep, that’s a thing…), it’s all the backstage silliness uniquely given centrestage.
Guests include The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding, Irish stand-up Andrew Maxwell, Derek star Kerry Godliman and hit screenplay writer and author Jon Ronson. Bill Bailey, Kevin Eldon, Isy Suttie, Liza Tarbuck, Ross Noble, Jason Byrne, Jessica Hynes and Craig Campbell also take their time with Alan at the table.
Davies describes the half hour show as ‘a conversation. It’s the conversation that we have that makes it engaging and funny.” Memorable stories across the series include Noel Fielding’s surprise job in a shop and Isy Suttie talks about her mum’s breastfeeding. Alan admits he would’ve loved to have had a conversation with John F Kennedy. “It’s a programme that feels very unique in its atmosphere. People forget the cameras are there and it feels very genuine.”
The show has no scripts or rehearsals and the guests don’t have a clue what they are going to be talking about. The oddly diverse range of anecdotes and relaxed environment encourages an easy flow of conversation and an insight into the comedy that usually occurs in the pub once the show has ended or a really intriguing dinner party line-up. Each episode begins without a title, but by the end Alan and his guests will come up with an appropriate mantle which sums each episode up.
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled starts Monday 16th June at 10.00pm on Dave.