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Javone Prince: The sketch show is not dead

Javone Prince is looking to bring back the sketch show with a vengeance, with his new BBC Two vehicle The Javone Prince Show.

PhoneShop star Prince has re-teamed with that show's creator - writer Phil Bowker - for his new series, which blends sketches with stand-up and musical performances.

"There's been a lot of talk over the last few years about the sketch show being dead," Bowker says. "I don't think it's dead at all.

"I think we got to a point where sketch shows got a little bit cool and ironic, and almost forgot to be funny - and so this was a deliberate attempt to roll back to those days when Javone and I used to watch Morecambe and Wise and Dave Allen.

"With all of those things, what was at the heart of those shows was the personality of the host."

Prince agrees: "You know, when you see Morecambe and Wise,

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