After running a trial episode in March of its American adaptation of “News Quiz,” BBC Radio 4 is moving forward with at least two more episodes in October to bring American comedic sensibilities to the upcoming U.S. elections across the pond for British audiences.
Andy Borowitz will host the two new episodes of News Quiz USA, to tape before live studio audiences at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25. They’ll air on BBC Radio 4 on 8 Oct. and 29 Oct. (see how I wrote those dates backward so as not to confuse the Brits?!).
Borowitz had been a panelist on the pilot episode of News Quiz USA which aired in March. You can see what that looked like via this trailer. Roll it!
For the first October 2012 installment, Borowitz will moderate a panel including Greg Proops, Hari Kondabolu, Lee Camp and Lizz Winstead to make sense of that week’s news and politics.
The lineup for the second October 2012 episode, also hosted by Borowitz, has not been finalized yet.
Sam Bryant is producing.
If these episodes go over well, no matter what the election results, more offerings News Quiz USA of may be in the offing.
Related: The original BBC Radio series, The News Quiz.