Lee Mack's All Star Cast

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Lee Mack's All Star Cast
Genre Stand up comedy
Music
Presented by Lee Mack
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerNeil Webster
Production location BBC Television Centre
Running time40 minutes
Release
Original network BBC One
Original release18 June (2011-06-18) 
23 July 2011 (2011-07-23)

Lee Mack's All Star Cast is a Saturday night television programme by the BBC. Each week, host Lee Mack is joined by two celebrity guests and a live studio audience who are entertained by stand-up comedians, random sketches and various games.

Contents

Entertainment

The forty-minute-long show mostly involves host Mack talking to his two or more celebrity guests from behind his desk. He always opens the show with a short monologue, poking fun at news headlines from the past week.

Face Game

Mack continues the show with an audience competition, giving them an emotion or feeling to portray. The cameras then pick out three or four people with particularly funny faces, who tell Lee Mack and the rest of the audience a story which relates to their portrayal.

Stand Up

A stand up comedian takes to the stage and entertains the audience for 4–5 minutes.

You Got the Look

A part of the show where members of the audience who think they are a lookalike of a celebrity will be interviewed by the celebrity panel. They are compared to that celebrity and the winner is later shown in an advertisement for the next week's show. This game only lasted for the first three episodes of the series which was later replaced with an exchange between members of the audience and the celebrity guests, with the audience offering an item to them.

The Sketch

This part of the show features Mack and the celebrity guests dress up in strange costumes to entertain the audience. Other celebrities that were not previously involved in the show now appear to 'act' alongside Lee.

When Will I be Famous? (for 15 seconds)

Three or four viewers at home will be shown via Skype to perform an act. They have fifteen seconds to perform, and the winner gets small crown with the number 15 on top. After all the acts have performed and been interviewed by Lee Mack.

Musical performance

To end the show, a musical act will take to the stage and perform a song to promote sales.

Episodes

EpisodeBroadcast dateGuestsComedianSketch participantSinger(s)Viewers
1
18 June 2011 Fern Britton
Frank Skinner
Stewart Francis Tess Daly James Blunt 4.19 million [1]
2
25 June 2011 Shane Richie
Henry Winkler
Milton Jones Ulrika Jonsson The Feeling featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor 3.04 million [2]
3
2 July 2011 Alice Cooper
Sarah Millican
Rita Rudner Patsy Kensit Kaiser Chiefs 3.16 million [3]
4
9 July 2011 Rhod Gilbert
Katie Price
Danny Bhoy Theo Paphitis Scouting for Girls 3.08
5
16 July 2011 Joan Collins
Ross Noble
Tom Stade Arlene Phillips The Wanted 3.04 million [4]
6
23 July 2011 Ashley Jensen
JLS
Tommy Tiernan Emma Bunton JLS 3.05 million [5]

Promotions

Each week, adverts are shown in between other BBC One programmes, they feature a member of the studio audience who won the 'You Got the Look' game on the previous week's show.

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