Jon Thoday


Former Shine COO joins Avalon

Former Shine COO Tim Robinson has joined comedy specialist Avalon Group. Robinson was COO of Shine between 2013 and 2015 before joining Lis Murdoch’s digital start-up Vertical Networks in an interim role. At Avalon he will be based in London. He started in his new role today. Joint Avalon managing directors Richard Allen-Turner and Jon […]

UKTV gets Unspun with political comedy

British multichannel broadcaster UKTV has commissioned a 6x60mins political comedy for its Dave network. Unspun with Matt Forde is billed as an “up-to-date, fearless weekly satirical show” that features reactions to the news agenda. “I’m simultaneously horrified and entertained by the state of British politics so I can’t wait to start making Unspun,” said Forde, […]

Industry unites behind BBC Three

Actors, writers, producers, managers and agents have united to call on the UK pubcaster the BBC to save youth-skewed digital channel BBC Three. An open letter to BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead and BBC director general Tony Hall demands the decision to axe the channel as part of a cost-saving drive within the next year […]

Comedy Central orders another Adam Devine series

Workaholics star Adam Devine will front a new Comedy Central series spotlighting his favourite stand up comedians. Eight-part Adam Devine’s House Party will look at 24 up-and-coming comics, with the UK’s Avalon Television attached to produce. Devine presents the show and will exec produce along with Avalon’s Jon Thoday, Richard Turner-Allen, David Martin, Isaac Horne […]