As we reported earlier this week, BBC’s Radio 4 is developing an American version of its popular radio broadcast The News Quiz to be fronted by Lewis Black. The pilot was filmed last night to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at New York City’s at the Greene Space. The show duplicates the format of the British version, which is chaired by Sandi Toksvig and features regular panelists such as Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton commenting sardonically on the news.
The BBC hopes to tailor the satire for broadcast in the US and Radio 4 will air the pilot of the American version — News Quiz USA — tomorrow at 11 pm GMT as part of its coverage of this year’s US presidential election. Joining Black on the panel last night, were Kathleen Madigan, Andy Borowitz, Ted Alexandro and Todd Barry. A podcast version of the show will be available on their website for seven days after broadcast. Check out some exclusive shots below!
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