Comedy Central UK has handed out a broadcast pilot order to AMusical, bringing the cult live musical show to the screen for the very first time. Veterans of the stage version Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Jayde Adams, and musical director Dave Cribb are involved with the adaptation.
Set to be filmed at Hackney Empire in front of a live studio audience in September, AMusical will feature comedians working up the courage to belt out their favourite number from a musical in front of a live audience. Confirmed comedians so far include Frank Skinner and London Hughes.
The pilot is being produced by Burning Bright and was commissioned by Louise Holmes, Vice President & General Manager of Comedy Central UK. It was developed by Lucy Robinson, Comedy Central UK’s Vice-President of Original Content, Comedy Development. Julia Knowles is directing. The executive producers are Clive Tulloh, Kate Edmunds and Séamus Murphy-Mitchell. It will air on Comedy Central UK later this year.
“I fell in love with AMusical as a stage show at Edinburgh last year and am so thrilled that we’re able to bring it to the screen for the first time”, said Louise Holmes, Vice President & General Manager of Comedy Central UK. “With two of comedy’s most dazzling leading ladies, Kiri and Jayde, at the helm, plus a stellar line up of guest comedians brave enough to be taken out of their comfort zones as they sing their hearts out, AMusical promises to be a gloriously entertaining treat of a show.”