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Mea Culpa at Netflix #1

Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa, the romantic thriller starring Kelly Rowland, topped Netflix’s English Films List in the week commencing February 19th with 16 million views. Perry has also been in the news for expressing his belief that OpenAI Sora could end studio production as we know it. Meanwhile, romantic comedy feature Players starring Gina Rodriguez […]

February 28, 2024

BBC Studios Audio appoints new Comedy team writers

BBC Studios has appointed two new staff writers, Christina Riggs and Peter Tellouche, to work across comedy productions for BBC Studios Audio, it announced today. Riggs and Tellouche’s year-long contracts will see them working across iconic Radio 4 shows like The News Quiz and Dead Ringers, as well as contributing jokes to any number of […]

February 22, 2024

Allen named Sky Studios Comedy Commissioning Exec

Sky Studios, the home of Sky Original Drama and Comedy, has announced that Emily Allen will soon be joining the team as Commissioning Executive for Comedy, as the Studio continues to build its slate of new and returning comedy titles. Allen joins Sky Studios from Boffola Pictures, where she was Head of Development, leading on […]

February 12, 2024

Arte acquires yes Studio’s Bloody Murray

Bloody Murray, the winner of Best Comedy at Series Mania in 2022, has found a new home with Arte, thanks to the latest collaboration between the broadcaster and yes Studios. The deal sees the 9 x 25’ series renamed Dana & Murray for launch on on February 9th. This brilliant comedy from yes Studios […]

February 5, 2024

Omid Djalili launches Tiny Speck Productions

Award-winning comedian and actor, Omid Djalili, has founded Tiny Speck Productions along with his family of creatives. The new production company aims to explore society’s big questions through a hopeful lens, with scripted and unscripted comedy. “I’m thrilled to be announcing the formation of our new company, Tiny Speck Productions. A small but joyful speck […]

January 19, 2024

Tesco Whoosh sponsors Channel 4 comedy strand

Channel 4 Sales has secured Tesco Whoosh as the new sponsor of its ‘Channel 4 Comedy’ strand of programming. The deal marks the first time Channel 4 has included YouTube inventory as part of a sponsorship and a first foray into TV sponsorship for Tesco Whoosh – the grocery retailer’s own delivery service. Commencing from […]

December 14, 2023

TNT Sports to premiere Stand-up Kickabout

On December 8th, TNT Sports will premiere Andrew Mensah’s Stand-up Kickabout – a four-part comedy series combining the stand-up comic’s two greatest passions, football and comedy, as he embarks on a tour of the UK. Stand-up gigs have taken Mensah to all manner of pubs, clubs and venues around the country but this time he […]

December 6, 2023

Canada: CBC Comedy FAST channel

CBC has launched CBC Comedy, a free 24/7 ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel featuring CBC’s original comedy series, sketch shows and stand-up specials, past and present. The new channel is now available on CBC Gem, and will also launch on LG Channels, The Roku Channel and Samsung TV Plus later this autumn. “CBC Comedy is our […]

September 27, 2023

Novocomedy partners with Little Dot Studios

Digital content studio and media network, Little Dot Studios, an All3Media Company, has been awarded the social media contract for Novocomedy, a distributor of non verbal, family focused funny content – from pranks to home videos and more. Starting with immediate effect, the partnership will see Little Dot Studios run Novocomedy’s official YouTube and Facebook […]

September 21, 2023

Dead Hot to launch on Prime Video UK

Prime Video has announced that comedy-thriller series Dead Hot, created and written by Charlotte Coben (The Stranger, Shelter), and executive produced by Nicola Shindler (It’s A Sin, Nolly) will launch in 2024 exclusively to Prime members in the UK and Ireland. Dead Hot is a twisty, character-driven thriller exploring family, class, love, trauma, and identity. […]

August 17, 2023