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Promenading on BBC2

by Linzy 26th Aug 2011 | 86 comments


We said we’d post a reminder about the TV broadcast of the BBC’s Comedy Prom and here it is!

This Saturday, 27th August, as well as the return of Doctor Who, is the broadcast of the BBC’s Comedy Prom, as recorded on the 13th August. Fortunately they don’t clash, however, they do have something in common. What? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

The Comedy Prom will be showing on BBC 2 and BBC HD at 9pm. There’ll be a handful of songs from the host of the evening, Tim, and it’ll feature the astounding vocal trickery of Beardyman, hilarious puppet antics from the cast of Mongrels and enchanting silent comedy from The Boy With Tape On His Face.

Also making appearances will be comic rapper, Doc Brown, cabaret duo, Kit and the Widow, soprano, Susan Bullock and pianist, Danny Driver. Sue Perkins will also be lending a helping hand throughout proceedings, and the whole thing will be backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Jules Buckley.

Unfortunately, the broadcast will only be available in the UK, however, here’s a clip of Tim from it, for those that won’t be able to see the spectacle:

And for those in the UK, here are two clips from Beardyman and Mongrels to whet your appetite!

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86 Comments

Mike on 24th of December 2017

Now some six years later, aside from the mind-numbingly clever lyrics – What was the musical basis or inspiration for the opening number?

Richard on 9th of September 2011

Totally awesome! But where oh where can I watch the introduction song again? Its gone from iPlayer and the BBC have wiped all sign of it from Youtube. Its disappearance is a tragic loss to our great nation.

Jem on 6th of September 2011

My husband and I have already watched the Comedy Prom twice and kept the recording for further viewings. Tim you are truely amazing, such clever lyrics, with such catchy tunes, we were singing along on our second viewing. Beardy Man was also incredible – so much talent. We loved every second.

MgtS on 5th of September 2011

Saw the broadcast last weekend of the Comedy Prom and found it really amusing and innovative. Really enjoyed Tim Minchin’s MC-ing and his talent shone through. Don’t often really enjoy the Prom TV broadcasts – I’m much rather be there, but live 500 miles from London – but this was more accessible somehow.
Well done to everyone. Is Tim Minchin ever in Argyll?

samantha mitchell on 4th of September 2011

Recorded the BBC Comedy Proms,..watched it last night. Honestly?!…..thought it was just brilliant!!. Tim and Beardyman were the highlights for me. loved every second of it. xx

tash on 1st of September 2011

Fantastic, thank you…

Steve P on 1st of September 2011

And it was Brilliant. Not perfect, but it’s ours….

Sarah Long on 31st of August 2011

This was yet another stroke of genious from Tim, loved every minute!

Linda H on 31st of August 2011

Just watched “your” prom for the 3rd time, have already listenened to it 4 times – just wonderful. If they have another comedy prom next year (they have to) and ask you to front it again for goodness sake don’t have other commitments, they can’t and shouldn’t do it without you.
I’m also with Kay on “my earth” – always tissue time with me, it says it all. x

Kaye Phillips on 30th of August 2011

one of the most memorable performances. Thanks to everyone involved. I thoroughly enjoyed it all – and the “its my earth” brings me to tears everytime. Thank you.

John Bartlett on 30th of August 2011

Congrats! Excellent show. Have listened to Lullaby over and over – laughed so much my lungs ache.
Looking forward to next year’s Prom.

Claire on 30th of August 2011

My parents spoke highly of the Comedy Prom, so I watched it on iplayer and wasn’t disappointed. Tim Minchin was an outstanding host, with his superb talents on show throughout. More please BBC and well done to everyone involved. First class all the way.

Steve on 30th of August 2011

This was a wonderful evenings entertainment. Well done Tim – and everyone else. It may not be to everyones taste, but I have heard lots of really good comments about it.

And “Not perfect” – just awesome.

Paul on 29th of August 2011

Firstly, I have never before emailed or even commented on a celebrity, comedian, musician – but felt this was such a fantastic nights entertainment I had to give thanks. The wit, charm and intelligence in all of Tims performances are second to none. I have not yet managed to see a live performance but I am am sure it would be such a fantastic event you would tell everyone you know for years to come. Brilliant! Thank you! And keep going so I can see you live soon! Above all, you are a fantastic musician and present it in such a way you appeal to the masses.

rachel on 29th of August 2011

just watched it and all i can say is ,,,,,,,,,,,wow wish i was there minchin was breathtaking

Hilary Day on 29th of August 2011

absolutely brilliant! all of it. but especially Tim! as always. pleeeaaase do it again…

Ben Green on 29th of August 2011

Tim minchin is great at the keytar

Jim Sloan on 29th of August 2011

Never heard of, or saw you, before this week! Thought your performance at the Proms was stunning and hugely entertaining: I wish you much success in all your future endeavours. Keep at it. I am certain more and more of those who get to know of you will appreciate your unique talents. I’ll be on the lookout for you!

Kathryn Devney on 28th of August 2011

Had a fantastic time at the first ever Proms. Felt the atmosphere even though I was only watching it on TV. The very talented Tim Minchin excelled himself as the host of the show especially the finale. I loved the song and want it to be mine!! Thanks Tim you made my night!!

Jane on 28th of August 2011

Absolutely fantastic concert – thank you Tim! The world needs more of you, Beardy Man and Man with Tape On His Face!

Alice Ho on 28th of August 2011

I thought it was absolutely fantastic. And Tim introduced as a ‘comedy rock god’ put a huge smile on my face. I read some reviews though and so sad to hear that people didn’t enjoy it and turned it off! Maybe it’s not for everyone but Tim was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the Beardy man.

Jackie on 28th of August 2011

Accidentally landed on the Comedy Proms last night – what a fantastic treat it was! Loved your own entertainment – such charisma, such personality, such wit) – I’ve not seen you before but I was Impressed! Loved the Show, well done Aunty BBC!

Cherry on 28th of August 2011

Fantastic, Anything with Tim is great tho! I cant believe that there were people who had never heard of you before this……….. such a fantastic talent!

Joanne Rose on 28th of August 2011

Absolutely fabulous,, enjoyed it very much always love watching Tim Minchin. So very talented and a musical genius always awesome to watch.

Steve H on 28th of August 2011

Was at the concert (but missed Doc Brown because of traffic problems) and though there were a few bits cut from the original it was a great showing on the TV. Beardyman was the find of the night for me – but I was already a fan of Tim – and we attended primarily because Tim was hosting. Planning on making it an annual occurrence now.

Moira Mapley on 28th of August 2011

Just watched this and it was fantasmagorical – sooooooo clever – soooooo entertaining – I want more…….

Tabitha Maser-Clarke on 28th of August 2011

Ahh, I watched it last night, just because Tim was on it. When i saw the advert with Tim sliding on the piano, I literally screamed. Just seeing him on tele was so lovely. I think the Comedy Proms were a little odd, with the opera and such. I loved Beardy Man, and Tim obviously. It was so lovely, I made all my family sit down to watch it with me. I sang along, just grinning. It left me feeling so happy to see him. Especially since it was the same stage as the one I first saw him on. You were great Tim! Thank you! I loved Lullaby, Prejudice (quite outrageous and BRILLIANT for the Proms), F Sharp, Not Perfect.. just everything!
From Tabitha, aged 14.

M-Min on 28th of August 2011

I’m still delighting in the Prom!I only knew Sue Perkins before this Prom,I was amazed at everyone’s musical skills and talent for comedy. But where else can such performers play?How I wish I’d been there in person!

Pat Thistlethwaite on 28th of August 2011

Just to say – I had never heard of you (sorry!) but found the Comedy Prom absolutely fantastic – and marvelled at the musical ability of you all – and the ability to do those fantastic things and ‘act the goat’ at the same time. Loved it! Hope it is on for next year’s Proms too.

Helen Tope on 28th of August 2011

Liked Tim before, bloody love him after the Comedy Prom. Fan-ruddy-tastic!!

Mandy Goldfinch on 28th of August 2011

Please do it again next year!

Jane Cornes on 28th of August 2011

What an amazing event, you stole the show…!! Also loved the beardyman. More next year pretty please, I’ll be a good girl if you do.

Henk and Sonja on 28th of August 2011

It was great, so much fun and talent in one show! What a privilege to see it by satellite. A big thanks from the Netherlands.

Hanneke de bruijn on 28th of August 2011

I Enjoyed the Comedian Proms Yesterday Very much..!! Never Heard of Tim before, he is a fabulous Artist!..!

Fay Andrews on 28th of August 2011

Sheer joy to watch and listen, I sat enthralled by the multi-talented Tim but also by the other performers. This is from a lover of Thomas Tallis and the music of The Sixteen. I shall watch it all over again on the TV with just as much pleasure.
Oh dear my e-mail sounds as if it has come from an older lady, well it has!
Regards Fay

Peter on 28th of August 2011

The closing song on the Prom was…… I can’t find a word that sums it up. “beautiful” is close enough.

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