The Keith Lemon Sketch Show
Leigh Francis is to star in a brand new ITV2 series, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show.
The new show will be a fast paced blend of hilarious sketches and character comedy from the multi-talented Leigh Francis. From the ‘Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians’, to a talking urban fox and Harry Styles as you’ve never seen him before, this show is anarchic, recognisable and above all laugh out loud funny.
Leigh’s central performances will be supported by an ensemble cast comprising of up-and-coming comedy talent plus numerous high-profile celebrity cameos and even his real-life mum.
‘Keith Lemon’ said: “It’s a proper good laugh, got a few of me mates onboard so it’s ‘ard not to ruin takes sometimes laughing. It’s a crazy job dressing up as animals and celebrities but it’s best job in’t world. Although I don’t enjoy wearing a bra as much as I thought I would.”
ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment, Claire Zolkwer said: “Keith’s unique and irrepressible take on the world is absolutely hilarious and the characters that he’s created will touch a chord with ITV2 viewers.”
Executive Producer, and Talkback MD commented: “Leigh Francis is one of the greatest comic minds of his generation, and we are delighted to build on the success we’ve had with him on Celebrity Juice and Through the Keyhole to help him make his first new sketch show since Bo Selecta!”
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show was ordered for ITV2 by ITV’s Director of Digital Platforms and Acquisitions Angela Jain and was commissioned by Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment Claire Zolkwer. It will be made for ITV by Talkback, executive produced by Leon Wilson and written by Leigh Francis with Jamie Deeks and Dan Johnston. The show will be series produced and directed by Jamie Deeks and Dan Johnston and co-directed by Andrew Chaplin.