Sky 1 has commissioned ten-part stand up comedy John Bishop’s Only Joking from Lola Entertainment  and Channel X.

The show will begin filming later in the summer on location and in front of a studio audience, recording comedians, celebrities and members of the public telling their favourite jokes.
 
Commissioned by Phil Edgar Jones for Sky 1, the executive producers are John Bishop and Lisa Thomas for Lola Entertainment, Jim Reid and Alan Marke for Channel X, and Antonia Hurford-Jones for Sky 1. The series producer is Jonno Richards and director is Paul Wheeler.
 
John Bishop, host and executive producer  says, “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, head of Entertainment for Sky, says, “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.”
 
Jim Reid, director of Programmes, Channel X, says, “This is the dream commission; fill 30 minutes of TV with top quality jokes and have John Bishop lead out the team to do so.”
 

Staff Reporter