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Channel 4 announce new shows for Matt Lucas and Mo Gilligan

Both shows, Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas and Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour aim to keep the nation entertained whilst they are at home.

Following a successful first outing for The Lateish Show, stand-up sensation Mo Gilligan is back to front a very special live four-part show where the very concept of staying in may win you a one-of-a-kind prize.

Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour will be a joyful mix of his trademark sketches, viral formats, unique musical performances and hilarious prize-winning games as he invites members of the public to compete against celebrities in a series of challenges, whilst trying to stuff as much happiness into an hour as he possibly can.

Having already brought entertainment to the masses across social media with his hugely celebrated #QuarantineGames, Mo’s high-energy and brilliantly uplifting style makes him the perfect man to deliver joy to our screens when we need it most.

Meanwhile the undisputed star of lockdown, Matt Lucas, the man behind the smash hit viral sensation in support of Feed NHS, Thank You Baked Potato is to front a new comedy show for Channel 4 penned by Harry Hill.

Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas will celebrate the ability of men, women, children, celebrities and possibly even some pets to entertain themselves during some self-enforced downtime.

The six-part fast turnaround series will see Matt host a raft of self-isolating comedians, TV personalities, musicians, sports stars and most importantly, members of the public, all from the safety of his own home.

Featuring a collection of comical comedy content from brand new sketches to upbeat homemade strands, the mutual minds of comedians extraordinaire Matt Lucas and Harry Hill promise to spread delight across the UK’s living rooms.

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 said "After weeks of relentless grim news and being cooped up at home, Britain desperately needs a dose of fun and Mo and Matt, two of the breakout stars of lockdown, are just the people to administer it.”

Whilst Channel 4's Head of Entertainment, Phil Harris added “It’s great to be working with Mo again - albeit in slightly different circumstances to how we imagined. We hope he, along with Matt Lucas, bring some much needed light relief to our viewers. I’ve been really proud of how our team, and the sector, have responded in testing times. These commissions showcase great talent, quick-thinking and bags of humour at a time when we need it most.”

Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas launches Sunday 26th April at 7.30pm with Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour launching Monday 4th May at 10pm on Channel 4


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