Jimmy Carr to host Horizon special as part of BBC’s landmark sitcom season
Comedian and quiz show host Jimmy Carr is set to host a one-off Horizon special to air on the BBC later this year.
The programme will explore the science behind laughter and comedy. What tickles us? Why do we laugh when we find something funny? And what actually is laughter?
Professor Sophie Scott of the University College London will contribute her studies into how the brain processes natural and social laughter. Professor Robin Dunbar from Oxford University will also take part in the programme, showcasing his research into why laughter has been pivotal for the development of our species. The University of Colorado’s Professor Pete McGraw has a controversial theory that he believes explains all comedy.
Jimmy Carr And The Science Of Laughter: A Horizon Special will form part of the BBC’s landmark sitcom season celebrating 60 years of comedy on the channel. The programme will air amongst specials including reboots of Porridge and Are You Being Served?
Jimmy Carr has said: “Many Worlds Theory states that in an infinite universe there will be one planet on which I’m presenting ‘Horizon’. I can’t believe your luck – it’s this one.”
The BBC’s landmark sitcom season will air later this year.