Comedy entertainment shows coming to ITV2 this Autumn
Comedy and Comedy entertainment shows coming to ITV2 this Autumn
ITV2 has commissioned a raft of comedy and comedy entertainment singles which will be hitting screens this Autumn, courtesy of exciting BAME talent on and off screen.
The four, 30 minute comedy and comedy entertainment shows have been commissioned by Entertainment Commissioning Editor Asif Zubairy and Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions Angela Jain, to air in the run up to the MOBO Awards, on ITV2.
Angela Jain said:
“It has always been a cornerstone of ITV2's strategy to work with new talent and these shows are the perfect opportunity in the run up to the MOBOs, to bring some funny stuff to the telly from some people new to telly.”
Asif Zubairy said:
"There's a wealth of talent in the UK - plugging away, trying to get TV attention. It's exciting - and quite right - that that they, and hopefully others in the future, will get on ITV2 for the benefit of viewers who can expect funny, edgy and different ideas from whoever's got the best ones."
The Ty and Ky Show is a sketch show made by new production company Unstoppable Inc, starring the talents of dynamic duo, Cousins Tyrone-Lee Davis and Kieran Shekoni (aka Ty and Ky). The Ty & Ky Show is a collaboration with Release The Hounds series director James Abadi and Marc Allen, who is also Managing Director of True North, (aka Jy & My), and has influences from a diverse range of shows from Little Britain to David Chapelle.
Ty & Ky said:
"It's going to be a fantastic show. We've got brand new original characters, sketches and ideas and a top team around us. We've been dreaming of doing this stuff all our lives and now the opportunity is here we are dropping the funny big time! It's going down!"
Marc Allen said:
"The guys are super-talented and it is amazing to be pulling this show together. We've got huge hopes that this is the start of something really big, for the show, the team and the talent."
WeHustle Productions, the makers of footballer Ian Wright’s seminal auto-biographical documentary Ian Wright: Nothing to Something (ITV4) are proud to be joining forces with ITV again to produce The Comedy Basement for ITV2. The Comedy Basement will feature the sharpest, cutting edge black British comedians including Kojo and Eddie Kadi. The programme will explore and demonstrate the wealth and depth of comedic talent in Britain’s vibrant black community. The Executive Producer is Richard Botchway.
Richard Botchway said:
“We are thrilled to be working again with ITV on what will be a stand up comedy show unlike no other. This will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase the pool of black British comedians at their best.”
All About The Bants is a hidden camera show hosted by Tinchy Stryder and sees hidden camera pranks meet lad culture. Accompanying Tinchy, the show features an all star cast including Facebook prankster Arron Crascall helping execute pranks on unsuspecting twenty-somethings across a number work and leisure locations. Directed by Atul Malhotra (Tricked, Man Vs Expert, Breaking Magic), All About The Bants is executive produced by Dhanny Joshi and Thomas Stogdon of up and coming BAME indie Big Deal Films.
Tinchy Stryder said:
“We play pranks on each other on tour all the time so I can’t wait to bring these to ITV2. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’ve got a great team that are ready to cause some mayhem on the British public.”
All About The Bants Executive Producer Dhanny Joshi said:
"We’re really excited about bringing "banter" to the hidden camera world. Tinchy and the team have been working hard to create some cringe, awkward and frankly “WTF’ moments for the show. We’re excited to be working with ITV2 and are now focused on working hard to make this a great show."