Comedy Central UK

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 […]

Ex-Heat editor Sam Delaney joins Comedy Central

The former editor of popular gossip magazine Heat, Sam Delaney, has joined Comedy Central UK as editor-in-chief, digital. Delaney is joining the Viacom International Media Networks-owned comedy channel to boost its digital presence. This will see him commission original content from producers and create a hub of funny videos, lists, articles and quizzes featuring major […]

Comedy Central UK taps Wall to Wall for development boss

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK has hired a Wall to Wall exec to become its head of development and unveiled a pair of new international programming deals. Mia Lane will be responsible for sourcing and developing original commissions, reporting into Lourdes Diaz, VP, development and production at Comedy Central’s UK-based international unit. She will […]

Comedy Central UK renews Men

UK pay TV channel Comedy Central has acquired the eleventh season of long running CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. The deal, with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, will see the new season launch on the network this coming fall. Jill Offman, managing director, Comedy Central UK and senior VP of content, Comedy Central […]