One of the first decisions you have to make when setting up a new comedy show on TV is the one about the right production model for you to use. There are various aspects to this question, and we can’t explore all of them in one blog post. So what we will be focusing on in this particular blog post is just one aspect of the question: where we will be dealing with the question of the procurement of ‘actors’ for the comedy TV show.
Now one production model you can use when running a comedy show on TV is the one where you create a show revolving around one comedian. So you end up with a show where from the beginning to the end, only one comedian is seen on stage. The show can therefore be named after that one comedian: like where, if the comedian’s name is ‘ABC’, then the show is named something like ‘The ABC Live Show’. Needless to say, the comedian in question has to be a truly good one: one who can keep people entertained for the entire length of the show. And as it turns out, there are many such comedians – especially in the stand up comedy genre, some of whom are able to hold hour-long comedy shows whilst keeping their audiences thoroughly entertained throughout.
The other production model you can use when running a comedy show on TV is the one where you create a show revolving around several comedians. So you have each of the comedians coming on stage for a few minutes, and then leaving the stage for the next comedian… and so on. Under this model, you can have a main comedian, the ‘host’ if you like, whose role it is to introduce the show, and then start inviting the other comedians on stage. Under this model, mediocre comedians can be covered up by the good ones, such that in the final analysis, the audience gets a good experience overall.