Emily Atack announced on Instagram that a second series of her acclaimed stand-up show will be coming to ITV2 later this year. The first series in which the actress, writer and TV personality starred saw her perform her relatable stand-up comedy, mischievous sketches and skits about life as a young woman. The comedian also showed off hilarious impressions of well-loved celebrities, from Gemma Collins to Holly Willoughby.
The 6 x 45-minute second series, produced by Monkey, will allow Emily to not only have more fun with her comedy but also explore more of her own life experiences and showcase her loveable, unfiltered self.
Of her first series Emily said, “I am thrilled to be announcing this. I want to create and write a sketch show that gives snap shots into the weird and hilarious world of everyday life as a young (ish) person. I can guarantee whatever age you are you will relate in some way! It’s a dream come true, since I was a child this is the kind of television I’ve wanted to make and be part of. I can’t quite believe it.”
As it turns out her confidence was well founded as ITV2 revealed that the show achieved the biggest audience for a female-led stand-up show in 2020.
Emily Atack said: “I had the best time making and filming this series. It was the stuff of dreams and I am ecstatic to get to do it again. I have so many more sketches and impressions that I can’t wait to share with the viewers, my family on the other hand may want to cover their ears (again). If they thought the last series was bum clenchingly raucous, wait until they see this series. It’s going to be a hoot.”
Head of ITV’s Digital Channels, Paul Mortimer said: “Emily is an exceptional talent whose versatility as a comedy actress and hilariously self-deprecating sense of humour resonated with our viewers. We are delighted to be bringing a brand-new series to ITV2.”
Executive Producer for Monkey, Andy Charles Smith said: “We’re beyond thrilled to make another run of The Emily Atack Show. Working with Emily is a total joy, and a laugh a minute. We can’t wait to get back in a room with her and our brilliant writers to see what she’ll surprise, delight and shock us with next!”
The Emily Atack Show is series produced by Avril Spary and executive produced by Andy Charles Smith and David Granger for Monkey. Peter Tierney is the Commissioning Editor for ITV2.