Backstage with Katherine Ryan will introduce an all-new live comedy experience, blending world-class stand-up with behind-the-scenes access, in which Katherine Ryan will invite both the biggest and the most exciting new names from the world of comedy to perform on-stage and hang out backstage at London’s iconic Roundhouse.
Join Katherine Ryan in her exposé of celebrity comedy life, revealing all the sordid secrets of what really goes on backstage at a stand-up show as host to the verified cream of the comedy crop.
She's put cameras everywhere to reveal the nerves, the gossip, the preparation, the excitement, the camaraderie and the clashes.
The series, produced by Expectation, features a star-studded line-up including: Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Judi Love, Ivo Graham, Jo Brand, Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, Rosie Jones, Rob Beckett, Sue Perkins, Tom Allen, Michelle de Swarte, Jimmy Carr, Desiree Burch, Seann Walsh, Nick Mohammed, Sarah Millican, Joanne McNally, Russell Kane, Geoff Norcott, and Darren Harriott.
Not only are we peeping behind the curtain, but we're also offering a rare insight into the writing process as we see Katherine and head writer Geoff Norcott pitch gloves-off roast jokes to each other.
The one-liners aren't for the faint-hearted as each episode culminates with Katherine exuding her trademark acerbic wit by performing jokes about the very comedians she's invited onto the show.
With the backstage area littered with cameras, we can see EVERYTHING. Uncensored and unscripted, it's our nation's favourite comedians as you've never seen them before.
Backstage with Katherine Ryan premieres all six episodes on 9th June on Prime Video.