Show Me The Funny more like The Apprentice than X Factor, says Jason Manford

Jason Manford (Show Me The Funny)

Show Me The Funny host Jason Manford has suggested that the new ITV1 reality talent series is more like The Apprentice for comics, rather than a comedy version of The X Factor. Speaking to Star magazine about the new series, Jason added his role was a mix of Ant and Dec, Lord Sugar and Dermot O'Leary - blimey!

Despite the show being touted as an X Factor competition for stand ups, Jason insisted: "I'm putting that rumour to bed - it's more like The Apprentice for comedians.

"The ten people we've got range from comics who've been doing it for 20 years to one who's been doing it a year. They've all done gigs on an amateur level but they just haven't had their big break."

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Jason continued: "I'm [Lord] Sugar when I'm setting the tasks, Ant and Dec when I'm telling them the results, and a bit like Dermot O'Leary when the judges are giving feedback."

Joining Jason on the show will be chief judge Alan Davies and comic critic Kate Copstick. They'll be joined by a guest judge every week with the likes of Ross Noble, Jo Brand and Johnny Vegas appearing.

Show Me The Funny stars on ITV1 at 9PM on Monday, July 18.

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