Katherine Ryan would've loved late Sean Lock to appear on new comedy show
Katherine Ryan would've loved the late Sean Lock to have appeared on her new backstage show.
The stand-up star - who hosted Channel 4 comedy panel show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ from 2005 to 2015 – passed away on August 16 last year aged 58 after a secret battle with lung cancer.
Katherine will be fronting stand-up comedy show ‘Backstage With Katherine Ryan’ on Amazon Prime in June this year, and the programme will feature comedians such as Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe and other stars while they perform and hang out backstage at London’s Roundhouse theatre.
The 58-year-old comedian has expressed how much she “loved” Sean’s act and would have wanted him to be on her show.
Speaking at the Amazon Prime Presents event, Katherine said: “Sean Lock’s one of the funniest people, on stage, off stage, I just loved his act.”
Comedian Seann Walsh added: “Some comics when they become famous or popular become celebrities and Sean never became a celebrity.
“Sean was always a comic, and I think that’s amazing and quite difficult to attain, very special comic, will never be anyone like him ever again.”
In the trailer of her upcoming show, Katherine is seen grilling Seann about his scandalous kiss with his former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro partner Katya Jones, after the pair were snapped smooching outside a London pub in 2018.
She was married to fellow 'Strictly' pro Neil Jones at the time, while Seann was in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries.
Katherine asks: “What’s your truth regarding the kiss, and the whole 'Strictly' thing?”