Wednesday 5th February 2020
- London grime artist and chef Big Zuu to cook for 10 touring comedians on the road
- Jimmy Carr, London Hughes, Josh Widdicombe, Ed Gamble and Lou Sanders also among names announced to appear in the show
- Big Zuu's Big Eats, the brand new 10x60' series will air on Dave in May
The full line-up of famous comedians who are set to appear in Dave's brand-new upcoming series Big Zuu's Big Eats has been revealed.
UKTV have confirmed that host Big Zuu will join Desiree Burch, Ed Gamble, Jamali Maddix, Jimmy Carr, Josh Widdicombe, London Hughes, Lou Sanders, Phil Wang, Rosie Jones and one final exciting name yet to be announced, on tour over the course of the series, which will air on Dave in May.
Produced by Boomerang, part of the Twofour Group, Big Zuu's Big Eats is hosted by London based grime artist Big Zuu. The exciting new format for Dave will see Big Zuu take his passion for cooking on the road, preparing mouth-watering, made-to-order dishes for some of Britain's biggest comedians on tour in the UK.
Following one comedian on tour per episode, Zuu and his boys, Tubsey and Hyder, will hit the road, travelling all over the UK visiting the bright lights of London, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Manchester, Bath and Isle of Man. Zuu will meet each comedian ahead of their show, cooking them a made-to-order pre-show appetiser, followed by a three-course meal, ready by the time they come off stage. Expect big flavours and BIG laughs.
Big Zuu said:
I'm so happy to finally announce what comedians will be on Big Zuu's Big Eats! It's been amazing to cook for all these great people who are at the top of their industry. From Jimmy Carr to Rosie Jones and everyone else on the show, it's been an incredible experience and I'm just now so excited for people to see it!
Big Zuu's Big Eats comes to Dave this May.
Notes to Editors:
Filming locations as follows, episode billing information not yet confirmed:
- 1 - Desiree Burch - Cardiff
- 2 - Phil Wang - Leicester Sq
- 3 - Jimmy Carr - Croydon
- 4 - Ed Gamble - Manchester
- 5 - Rosie Jones - Portsmouth
- 6 - Jamali Maddix - Hackney
- 7 - London Hughes - Soho
- 8 - Lou Sanders - Bath
- 9 - Josh Widdicombe - Isle of Man
- 10 - Yet to be announced
For more information please contact Multitude Media:
Nora Dunne: Nora.Dunne@multitudemedia.co.uk / 07380854382
Charlotte Prentice: Charlotte.Prentice@multitudemedia.co.uk / 07969959037
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Ever since it was knee high to a TV remote, Dave had an idea. It wanted to be the first place viewers would come for brand-new, award-winning comedy entertainment from the biggest and brightest stars and production companies in the UK. And in the years since, it has launched some of the most exciting and best-loved titles on TV, including the launch of Taskmaster. The channel's critically-acclaimed established comedy hits Hypothetical, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and Comedians Giving Lectures will shortly welcome the forthcoming Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. And it's not just in front of the camera where the comic genius lies either, with a wealth of scripted treasure such as Sliced, the upcoming Meet the Richardsons and a first ever feature-length special for Red Dwarf.
Dave's not content on just making you laugh and share gags with your mates though. Expedition with Steve Backshall and Hurricane Man show off regions and aspects of the earth never before seen on TV while the resurrection of the hit series World's Most Dangerous Roads promises to test some of the UK's biggest comedic friendships to their absolute limits. Eddie Eats America and Big Zuu's Big Eats deliver mouth-watering food shows with a Dave twist while Red Bull Soapbox continues to delight with its boundless capacity for invention.
The partnership between Dave and CALM continues to grow, having launched the "Be The Mate You'd Want" campaign, the Conversations Against Living Miserably podcast and its first commission on the horizon, Comedy Against Living Miserably for three stand-up specials.
Reaching 20million viewers a month, Dave's come a long way, but it's only just getting warmed up.
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