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Robin Williams and Tim Minchin for Sky Atlantic comedy show

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COMEDY heavyweights Robin Williams and Tim Minchin will feature in new Sky Atlantic comedy series called Set List, it has been revealed.

The entertainment programme takes the form of a fully improvised stand-up show in front of a live audience.

To take part, comics must invent material based on the topics presented to them while on stage. Hence, each episode will see three stars take to the stage to tackle themes and ideas devised by comic Paul Provenza and series creator Troy Conrad.

Other comedians signed up to appear include Dara O’Briain, Ross Noble, Drew Carey, Frank Skinner and Russell Kane.

Commenting on what to expect from Set List, Naomi Gibney, acting director of Sky Atlantic, explained: “A key part of our commissioning strategy for Sky Atlantic has been to attract the best talent to the channel, blending US and UK talent to give our customers the best content from both sides of the Atlantic.

Set List really illustrates that ambition, and I can’t wait to see how they live up to the challenge.”

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