Teen spirit

TV search for young comic talent

Nickelodeon is to launch a hunt for teenage comedy talent.

And the youngsters discovered will be expected to produce material for a Fast Show-style sketch programme.

The kids' cable TV station has commissioned ten half-hour episodes of the talent search, titled GFI.

The series is the first the station has commissioned from production house SMG TV, trade journal Broadcast reports.

Published: 31 May 2002

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This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

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