Comedy Central signs Tom Rosenthal
For a series of online shorts
Tom Rosenthal is to make a series of comedy shorts for Comedy Central's international division.
Absolutely Fine is one of five series that will air on platforms including Snapchat, YouTube and Facebook, as well as the broadcaster's UK website.
In it, the star of Plebs and Friday Night Dinner will encounter awkward run-ins with 'everything from Uber drivers to amorous pensioners chatting up his girlfriend'.
Rosenthal is making five four-minute episodes in the series.
The other shows are Bad Snappers and Totally Reported, which have already launched, and Josh Investigates and Hotline Tings.
'We're heavily investing in a diverse slate of short-form content across our digital platforms, and exploring new ways to work with emerging and established talent,' said Claire McArdle, vice president of development for Comedy Central International.
Bad Snappers comprises ten 60-second sketches from British female comedy duo Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson, also known as The Cramps, that deal with inappropriate social media use. Here's one:
In Josh Investigates, South African YouTube star Josh Pieters as he examines the 'most pressing issues of the day' – in episodes lasting just 90 seconds. Here is the first episode:
In Totally Reported, cocky reporter Lennon McJonathyn will report fake news; and Hotline Tings will comprised made 90-second animated reconstructions of 'crazy anecdotes' provided by the public.'
Posted: 2 Mar 2017