TABOO

The highest ever premier for an entertainment programme on VRT

Launched in Belgium this Sunday 21st on the VRT. 54% market share with 1.5 million viewers (this is without catch up). Hosted by Philippe Geubels one of the biggest comedians in Belgium now available as a format.

In each episode a famous comedian will test the boundaries of comedy and good taste. They will perform a unique routine which in each show will challenge a subject judged too taboo to laugh at. The difference is that in this show they will have sourced the material directly from those affected, be it blindness, obesity or other physical disabilities and what’s more they will be at the show.

Each performance will be researched over a period of a week, our comedian will live with 4 people, all of whom suffer from a similar disability. The comedian will have their own prejudices, they will be challenged or maybe even reinforced. This isn’t the usual preparation for a comedy routine but it will be rewarding on a number of levels. Using the experience as a source of material and after months of preparation the comedian will host a live show recorded for TV. The routine will centre on the what he’s observed, close to the bone at times a little cringeworthy but always with a warm heart. He’ll challenge our last Taboo.

Channel:           VRT-ÉÉN

Slot:                   20:30

Season:             1

Length:              50 minutes