Comedy Central UK

Comedy Central snaps up Vice sitcom

Comedy Central UK has snapped up rights to Viceland scripted comedy Bobby And Harriet Get Married. Produced by Stu Richards’ Rockerdale Studios, the reality sitcom combines scripted elements around the real marriage of stars and comedians Bobby Mair and Harriet Kemsley, who plan their nuptials across the six-part show. Guest stars include the couple’s friends […]

Comedy Central new home to Takeshi’s Castle

Comedy Central is the new international home for Takeshi’s Castle, having acquired the rights to new episodes from a Thailand-shot version of series. The Japanese game show will debut on Comedy Central UK in autumn 2017 before airing across Comedy Central’s international network of more than 33 branded channels, excluding the US, Canada and Japan. […]

Comedy Central swipes Tinder-inspired format

British pay TV net Comedy Central is reviving former Channel 4 comedy gameshow Your Face or Mine, looking to hook-ups app Tinder for inspiration. Original host Jimmy Carr (pictured) is confirmed as returning for the new show, which will run to 22 half-hour episodes and has FremantleMedia UK-owned Talkback attached as producer. Leon Wilson and […]

Comedy Central poaches Gleam short-form expert

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK is to push heavily into short-form video after hiring Claire McArdle from social talent agency Gleam Futures. McArdle will be VP, Comedy Central International Studios, based out of London and reporting to Comedy Central and MTV UK managing director Jill Offman. She will commission digital originals, focusing on identifying […]

Comedy Central hires UK development head

Comedy Central UK has hired Matt Tiller as its head of development. He will report into Louise Holmes, VP and director of programming, Comedy Central and MTV UK, having joined the channel this week. Tiller will source and develop non-scripted original commissions in the UK, and support VP and head of global production and development […]

Comedy Central UK buys NBC comedy

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK has acquired NBC multi-cam comedy Undateable, just days after it renewed high-rating sitcom Friends. Comedy Central’s latest deal wit Friends distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution comprises all seasons of Undateable, including the upcoming third. Undateable, from Warner Bros. Television and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, follows a carefree 30-year-old […]

Comedy Central keeps in contact with Friends

Comedy Central UK has retained local rights to evergreen American sitcom Friends for another four years. The Viacom International Media Networks-owned pay channel first broadcast Friends in 2011 after E4 had relinquished rights. A new deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution means Comedy Central remains the show’s exclusive UK home. Comedy Central said 32.1 […]

Comedy Central, C5 remaking Impractical Jokers

Viacom-owned Comedy Central UK and Channel 5 have jointly ordered a local version of US unscripted format Impractical Jokers. The deal is the first between pay TV channel Comedy Central and free-TV service Channel 5, which Viacom acquired last year. The show has been remade in the UK previously, with a BBC Three version running […]

Comedy Central UK lines up Impractical Jokers

Comedy Central UK has ordered a pilot of US comedy format Impractical Jokers after it dropped off the BBC Three schedule. Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned prodco Yalli is producing the pilot. The show will closely mirror the format of the US version, which is currently Comedy Central UK’s top-performing show. Hidden camera prank show […]

Comedy Central UK adapts comedy format

Comedy Central UK has commissioned a local version of comedy format Drunk History. Following a pilot episode, Viacom International Media Networks confirmed the local remake of the US show, which went out via the Funny or Die website. Each episode sees a comedian get drunk and tell a true story they are passionate about. Johnny […]