Comedy Central signs comics for new series of shorts

Including Desiree Burch, Rosie Jones, Jayde Adams and Huge Davies

Rosie Jones and Desiree Burch are to front two new series of shorts for Comedy Central.

In the six five-minute episodes of Rosie Tries To Help, Jones offers her assistance wither to certain groups of people, such as the elderly, or in tackling a current issue, such as the environment.

While in Desiree Burch’s Fat Chat, the British-based US comic discusses body image with a range of guests in a late-night diner. Those lined up to appear in the six five-minute episodes  include fellow comics Jayde Adams, Jack Rooke, Sofie Hagen, Helen Bauer and Evelyn Mok

The broadcaster has also commissioned Comedy Central Chart Show – a series of music video parodies spoofing various genres, from grime to ballad, through to R&B slow jam. 

The six-part series features comics Jayde Adams and Huge Davies; Jamie-Lee O’Donnell from Derry Girls  and Kiell Smith-Bynoe from Stath Lets Flats and Ghosts.

Comedy Central has also renewed its short-form sitcom Bad Cramps for a second series of seven episodes. 

Written by Danni Jackson and Georgie Fuller, it follows two over-sharing twenty-something best friends who are broke and sharing a flat in the city. Together, they are united against the arseholes of this world – living within their own bubble, full of in-jokes and taboo discussion.

Jill Offman, executive vice-president of Comedy Central International, said: ‘Short form is integral to our content strategy, as it allows us to reach an enormous audience around the world with our signature Comedy Central voice, while welcoming talent into the fold."  ‘

Production credits
  • Rosie Tries to Help: Created by Rosie Jones, Emerald Paston and Rebecca Hewett, directed by Tom Levinge and produced by Emerald Paston.
  • Comedy Central Chart Show: Created by Emerald Paston and Rebecca Hewett, directed by Ashleigh Jadee, executive produced by Rebecca Hewett and produced by Louis Cryer and Emerald Paston.
  • Desiree Burch’s Fat Chat:  Created by Desiree Burch and Emerald Paston, along with Rebecca Hewett, who also served as executive producer. The series was directed and produced by Dave Skinner and produced by Vicky Taylor.
  • Bad Cramps: Directed by Freddie Waters, executive produced by Rebecca Hewett and produced by Leah Draws.  
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Published: 4 Oct 2019

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