Sitcom role for Seann Walsh

In new Comedy Central pilot

Seann Walsh has landed his first sitcom role, starring alongside The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison in a new show for Comedy Central.

The broadcaster is piloting a comedy called Big Bad World, in which a new graduate, played by Harrison, ends up back in his home town, frustrated that his degree has not led on to better things.

Walsh, a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, plays a ‘guitar-obsessive bedsit-philosopher’ called Eggman.

The cast also includes Caroline Quentin, James Fleet, Rebecca Humphries from Come Fly With Me and David Fynn from Black Mirror.

Comedy Central’s content director Sarah Farrell said: 'It’s with huge excitement that we're able to reveal the fabulous cast... We can't wait to see the finished programme and have very high hopes that this is our next big show.’

The channel has recently becoming involved in commissioning more home-grown shows, rather than relying on imports. A second series of its sitcom Threesome is already in the works.

Big Bad World – which is still a working title – was written by Lloyd Woolf, formerly of sketch troupe Cowards, and Joe Tucker, whose credits include Horrible Histories. The sitcom is being produced by Peep Show makers Objective Productions.

Published: 24 May 2012

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