Comedy Central UK has given the green-light to The Comedy Bus, a six episode travelogue series following six British comedians on a road trip to each of their home towns.
The comedians lined up for the show’s first season include Joel Dommett, Iain Stirling, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Darren Harriott and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean. They embark on a journey to each of their hometowns in search of what life is like there now. On what will be a literal trip of their lifetimes, each comedian will act as tour guide for the episode around their own hometown.
The Comedy Bus is being produced by by Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Newman’s production company Spelthorne Community Television. The series was developed by Comedy Central UK Executive Producer Emma Clarke and commissioned by Louise Holmes, Vice President & General Manager of Comedy Central UK. The Executive Producers are Tim Allsop and Matt Edmonds. Ben Jessop is the series producer, while Mus Mustafa is the series director. Production gets underway later this month ahead of a late 2019 premiere on Comedy Central UK.
“I absolutely love the idea behind this format. Everyone has a past – and a hometown – and now we get the chance to delve into the embarrassing secrets and fascinating insights of both from a comedy perspective”, said Louise Holmes, Vice President & General Manager, Comedy Central UK. “A fantastic range of comedians from around the UK are about to hit the road together on our Comedy Bus – forensically dissecting each other’s past lives as well as sharing every part of the journey along the way. This promises to be a comedic treat on every level.”