Mark Cooper-Jones

Mark Cooper-Jones

Stand-up and member of the WitTank sketch troupe, nominated for best newcomer in the 2012 Chortle Awards.
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E4 orders Wittank pilot

Half-hour show for 'original and anarchic' trio

Channel 4 have commissioned a pilot from sketch trio Wittank.

The troupe – Naz Osmanoglu, Mark Cooper-Jones and Kieran Boyd – are currently at the Edinburgh Fringe with their second live show based in a school.

And now they are developing a half-hour sitcom with the hope of landing a full series on the youth channel.

They have previously made short scripted inserts for BBC Three's Live At The Electric, which was also made by Avalon Television.

Channel 4’s head of comedy Phil Clarke said: 'They have a unique high energy attack to their comedy. It’s original and anarchic in spirit, but also accessible and charming. They keep the jokes coming thick and fast, but don’t let that get in the way of telling a good comic tale.'

The pilot is being developed by Avalon Television; while stand-up Dan Atkinson is also on the writing team.

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Published: 20 Aug 2014

Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2006

WitTank: Pop goes the iCulture

Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Wittank: Sexy Pudding

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Wittank 2010

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Don't Mess

Wittank 2011

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Wittank Presents The School


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