Heralded as the UK's version of Saturday Night Live. The show was a mix of comedy and chat aired on Channel 4 on Sunday nights, under the title The Sunday Night Project. The show waas also previously known as The Friday Night Project until the end of series 6. The show saw a celebrity take charge of their own show who would then feature throughout various items. A musical guest would also appear in each episode, playing out the show.
The show began airing on the 5th of February 2005, with Jimmy Carr, Rob Rouse, Sharon Horgan and roving reporter Lucy Montgomery each hosting their own features within the show. Abi Titmuss also held a feature this series.
In January of 2006, Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins took over from the old team, Debra Stephenson took on the role that Lucy Montgomery previously held for two series. The show has contineud with this pairing until 2009. Both Alan and Justin have since started focusing on their solo chat show careers.