Walliams & Friend

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GenreWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_1_0 Comedy show

Sketch showWalliams & Friend_cell_0_1_1

Created byWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_2_0 David Walliams

Dawson Bros.Walliams & Friend_cell_0_2_1

StarringWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_3_0 Walliams & Friend_cell_0_3_1
Country of originWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_4_0 United KingdomWalliams & Friend_cell_0_4_1
Original languageWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_5_0 EnglishWalliams & Friend_cell_0_5_1
No. of seriesWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_6_0 1 (and 1 pilot)Walliams & Friend_cell_0_6_1
No. of episodesWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_7_0 7Walliams & Friend_cell_0_7_1
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Running timeWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_9_0 40 minutes (pilot)
30 minutes (series)Walliams & Friend_cell_0_9_1
Production companyWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_10_0 BBCWalliams & Friend_cell_0_10_1
ReleaseWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_11_0
Original networkWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_12_0 BBC OneWalliams & Friend_cell_0_12_1
Original releaseWalliams & Friend_header_cell_0_13_0 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24) –

27 December 2016 (2016-12-27)Walliams & Friend_cell_0_13_1

Walliams & Friend is a British sketch show, produced by and starring David Walliams, airing on BBC One with a debut pilot special on 24 December 2015. Walliams & Friend_sentence_0

A full-length first series of 6 episodes was commissioned on 20 May 2016, which first aired on 25 November 2016. Walliams & Friend_sentence_1

Production Walliams & Friend_section_0

It was previously called The David Walliams Sketch Show until September 2015. Walliams & Friend_sentence_2

Filming for the pilot episode for Walliams & Friend began on 19 September 2015 at The London Studios. Walliams & Friend_sentence_3

Further filming took place either later in that same year or sometime in 2016. Walliams & Friend_sentence_4

Episodes Walliams & Friend_section_1

Pilot episode (2015) Walliams & Friend_section_2

Series 1 (2016) Walliams & Friend_section_3

Reception Walliams & Friend_section_4

The Times described the show as "Exceptionally accomplished, with every sketch sharply observed and superbly performed",while The Independent made similar comparisons: "Worthy of Messrs Barker and Corbett at their best". Walliams & Friend_sentence_5

The Guardian noted that the show "Thrives on charm and silliness and points a way for the sketch show to continue to exist on television". Walliams & Friend_sentence_6

The Sunday People declared "The good old sketch show is back." Walliams & Friend_sentence_7

while The Daily Telegraph said "David Walliams goes back to basics here with a series of comedy sketches that will remind many why they first found him funny.". Walliams & Friend_sentence_8

However, later in the show's run, The Times's Andrew Billen predicted of the sketch genre that "Even Harry Enfield and David Walliams couldn't save the sketch show". Walliams & Friend_sentence_9


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