Jonathan Ross presents an entertaining show featuring comedy, celebrity chat and the latest music.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross - 4 Poofs and a Piano - Netflix
4 Poofs and a Piano are a British covers band formed in 2000. They were the house band on the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross throughout the show's run from 2001 to 2010. As the name suggests, they are four gay men who sing to piano accompaniment.
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Ross introduced the band each Friday night with an innuendo-laden joke directed at homosexuality, or the supposed sex lives of gay men. As each guest moved from the green room to the studio, the band played a cover version of a song related to the guest or their field of work. Their camp performance was often highly exaggerated in its stereotypical cabaret manner. Each week a guest was singled out for special attention by the band who wore specially printed T-shirts featuring the guest's face. This was usually a privilege bestowed upon the guest most deemed a cult figure or gay icon. In an October 2009 episode of the show with Tim Minchin as a guest, he performed a song called “5 Poofs and 2 Pianos”, in which he humorously suggested he join the quartet with his own piano.