Backstage with Katherine Ryan: What is the release date? Who are the full cast of stand-ups? How to watch the Prime Video series

Watch the first-look trailer for Katherine Ryan’s new Prime Video comedy series, which takes us behind-the-scenes with some of the UK’s funniest stand-up comedians.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 19 May 2022 - 6.36pm

Warning: Trailer contains explicit content

Prime Video has released the first look trailer for comedian Katherine Ryan’s new unique comedy series.

Backstage with Katherine Ryan takes us behind the curtain on Ryan’s latest live comedy show at London's iconic Roundhouse and takes us into the dressing rooms of some of the UK’s leading stand-up comedians.

Ryan’s series is described as an "exposé of celebrity comedy life", which will reveal "all the sordid secrets" of stand-up shows.

The cameras will reveal the nerves, the gossip, the preparation, the excitement, the camaraderie and the clashes involved in the life of a stand-up comedian.

The trailer for the series suggests that no subject will be off limits as Ryan interrogates fellow comedian Joel Dommett about his sex tape and asks Seann Walsh about his infamous kiss with Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones.

When does Backstage with Katherine Ryan start?

Katherine Ryan launches her new series for Prime Video Prime Video
Katherine Ryan launches her new series for Prime Video

Watch all six episodes of Backstage with Katherine Ryan on 9 June on Prime Video.

All six episodes will be available on Prime Video in 240 territories and countries worldwide.

Who are the cast of stand-up comedians on Backstage with Katherine Ryan

Jimmy Carr performing on Backstage with Katherine Ryan Prime Video

Each episode will feature different comedians performing alongside Ryan at London’s Roundhouse and being interviewed behind the scenes.

The full cast:

  • Frankie Boyle
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Judi Love
  • Ivo Graham
  • Jo Brand
  • Nish Kumar
  • Joel Dommett
  • Rosie Jones
  • Rob Beckett
  • Sue Perkins
  • Michelle de Swarte
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Desiree Burch
  • Seann Walsh
  • Nick Mohammed
  • Sarah Millican
  • Joanne McNally
  • Russell Kane
  • Geoff Norcott
  • Darren Harriott

The series will be offering a rare insight into the writing process as we see Katherine and head writer Geoff Norcott pitch gloves-off roast jokes to each other.

Each episode culminates with Katherine exuding her trademark acerbic wit by performing jokes about the very comedians she's invited onto the show.

The series has been described as "uncensored and unscripted", and promises to showcase the nation's favourite comedians "as you've never seen them before".

Watch all six episodes of Backstage with Katherine Ryan on 9 June on Prime Video.

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