Harry Hill releases album
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 July 2010
TV comic Harry Hill has signed up to Universal Records for a new album of comedy songs
Harry Hill is to release an album.
The TV comic has signed a deal with Universal Records - the same label as top singers Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse and Eminem - to create a record, which will be made up of funny songs, stories and jokes.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Harry has always featured some daft songs in his act and this is his way to reach a new audience.
"There will be some familiar stuff and entirely new material."
In 2007, the 45-year-old star - real name Dr Matthew Hall - released a concept album called 'The First Meeting Of The International Recipe Card Top Trump Society' with Brown Dog Records in 2007.
On it, he performed prog-rock songs and narrated a story.
But the new deal has a much bigger budget meaning he will be able to release more of his witty material.
So far it has been a good year for the comedian after signing a £5million deal to stay at ITV earlier this year.
The bespectacled star - who regularly pulls in more than seven million viewers with his award-winning 'Harry Hill's TV Burp' show - will stay at the network to produce two further series of the irreverent comedy show, which looks at the week's TV highlights.
Speaking of his decision to remain at ITV, Harry said: "For a light entertainer there's only one place to be on a Saturday night, that's ITV."