Stand-up Chris Ramsey has signed a development deal with BBC Three, to work on a new show based on Twitter.
With the working title @ChrisRamsey, the programme will cover topics making an impact on social media, from ‘major world events to the most vapid and warped celebrity goings-on’.
@ChrisRamsey is being developed for the BBC by Avalon Television – which also makes Russell Howard’s Good News for BBC Three.
It’s not the only social-media comedy in development. The BBC has also been working on an improv series based on tweeted suggestions, while Jonathan Ross has made a pilot of a show called Trending Topics for ITV.
Ramsey, who was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award last year, is an active presence online, with more than 30,000 twitter followers and over 20,000 likes on Facebook.