Horne and Corden: First look at new sketch comedy

Horne and Corden

Horne and Corden

BBC3 has announced the winter/spring 2009 season of programmes including Horne and Corden, the much anticipated new sketch comedy starring James Corden and Mathew Horne.

Details of the show have been trickling out for months from various sources. See some of our best coverage: 

Now, the stars of the hit comedy Gavin & Stacey and upcoming horror/comedy Lesbian Vampire Killers are slated to have one of the biggest hits of the new season.

In addition to synchronized swimming, BBC3 reveals that the new six-part show will feature Horne and Corden hosting live in front of a studio audience. “New characters include Jonny and Lee Miller – two flamboyant magicians whose magic is left to the audience’s imagination, while their dance routines are magnificent.” We likely saw a preview during the Secret Policeman’s Ball and a similar charity gig for Focus 12.

Horne and Corden (a fansite for the new show) report other new characters:

  • Xander a foul-mouthed but well-meaning boarding school chum who turns up at inapprorpiate times to remind people of embarrassing moments.
  • Tim Goodall, a gay TV journalist more interested in sipping Pina Collada than discussing breaking news.
  • Superman and Spiderman, who are a bit socially awkward (this could be the bit where the two share an on-screen kiss).
  • “Ricky Gervais doing some serious acting.” 
  • An annoying office colleague who always has a better story from the night before.
  • Someone looking for a mobile phone charger at inappropriate moments.

The show is also reported to be accompanied by six webisodes from behind the scenes.

Horne and Corden will be on air next month.

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  1. Jon
    January 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    The Sun has some additional photos (along with a quick write up for the show). The pics include James + Mat in tight lycra and what the duo look like dressed up as Jonny + Lee Miller

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