June 12, 2012 1.59 pm This story is over 137 months old

Lincoln comedians wanted for Sky 1 gags show

Good gags: A comedy show commissioned by Sky 1 is looking for funny Lincoln people to star on national telly.

Lola Entertainment and Channel X are looking for funny people in Lincoln to tell jokes on a new comedy show, set to be broadcast on Sky 1 HD.

John Bishop’s Only Joking is a stand up comedy show, allowing anyone to share their best jokes, hosted by comedian John Bishop (pictured).

It will feature a variety of comedy from the general public to comedians and celebrities across the UK and Ireland.

The production team are looking specifically at Lincoln to hear some of the residents’ best jokes.

Filming for the show will begin in late summer both in Lincoln and in a studio with an audience.

Host and Executive Producer of the show John Bishop said: “This is a great opportunity to make a show that allows everyone to join in the joke.

“I’m really looking forward to working with everyone involved.”

Phil Edgar Jones, Sky’s Head of Entertainment added: “If there’s one person who’s guaranteed to put a smile on our faces, it’s John Bishop.

“We’re thrilled to be working with him, and the team at Lola Entertainment and Channel X on this exciting new show which will, almost literally, deliver a laugh a minute.”

The new commission is part of Sky’s attempt to increase the amount of original British content by 50% in the next three years.

Sky hopes to be investing £600 million into British programmes across all its channels by 2014.

If you want to tell your best joke on live telly, or have a funny friend, get in touch with Channel X on 07580 803068 or email them.

Photo: John Bishop official