By Patrick Munn | January 14, 2019 - 3:46 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | September 3, 2018 - 2:42 pm | No Comments
Comedy Central UK is teaming up with Captain Morgan. The VIMN backed broadcaster has agreed a ten-month sponsorship deal with the rum brand. Under the agreement, which was brokered by Sky Media, Captain Morgan will sponsor shows airing on Comedy Central primetime between the hours of 9pm and midnight from Monday to Sunday. The deal includes sponsorship across linear, online and a live event.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 1:05 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm | No Comments
Comedy Central UK has picked up stand-up comedy series Stand Up Central for a fourth season. The Viacom International Media Networks backed broadcaster has ordered eight half-hour episodes for season four. Catastrophe star Rob Delaney has been set as the new host. Stand Up Central sees Delaney perform stand-up before he welcomes two guest comedians on stage to perform in front of a live audience.