new JAM panel
The last JAMs of next season are currently being recorded in London.
The big news is that the former Doctor Who, David Tennant, is making his JAM debut.
My friend Keith posted about a month ago that the recording was to feature Paul Merton, Julian Clary, a regular guest who hasn’t been for a while, and a time traveller. David obviously fits the last description.
The blurb that is appearing on Doctor Who related sites says Stephen Fry is also on this season.
Stephen would fit the other description. But he was married only a few days ago – surely he would be on holiday with his new husband? Also it seems to be a rule these days not to have all-male panels.
So we shall see. If I hear further I will update you. Certainly a panel of Paul, Julian, Stephen and Dr Who would be something very special.
Keith was at tonight’s recording and confirms Stephen Fry was the other panellist! It’s always a special treat when he is on the show.
Here’s Keith on the recording tonight...
Hello Dean and Fellow Jammers, Well the cat is out of the bag now. The atmosphere before the show you could have cut with a marshmallow - David Tennant was the Time Lord and he was sat next to Stephen Fry. Both of whom got huge receptions from the audience. When Stephen was asked to say something during the balancing of the microphone stage an audience member congratulated Stephen on his recent marriage and we all applauded. Stephen had a warm glow on his face and said 'I am so content that I don't mind whether I win or lose! I am so happy!' David Tennant was very nervous at being on the panel but when he got his first subject the thesp in him burst out and he did a full minute! There was a roar from the audience as they realised what David had achieved - the comedy panel game equivalent of winning Mastermind. A man in his early 70s stood up in the production guest seats near the front and gave the loudest roar of approval - it was David's Dad! He couldn't have looked prouder if his son had scored the winning goal in the World Cup! These two shows recorded tonight had such a glow about them that anyone who witnessed them will remember them for a long time. We have a new lady time-keeper/scorer who showed me the printed score-sheets - which were a far cry from Ian Messiter's hand-written ones of the show's past. These were Tilusha's last JAM's for a while and I congratulated her for seeing the show through some of it's most memorable moments - the 800th and 900th shows plus the ones done in India. It was a lovely evening. More JAM's will be recorded in May. When Nicholas polished off four retakes with ease in under two minutes Stephen Fry uttered 'What a professional!' And so he is!