Comedy Central to launch new stand-up show | Under a new deal with Soho Theatre

Comedy Central to launch new stand-up show

Under a new deal with Soho Theatre

Comedy Central is to air some cutting-edge stand-up performances under a new deal with London’s Soho Theatre.

The broadcaster has acquired six episodes of a programme taped at the leading venue for solo comedy shows in the capital.

Soho Theatre Live, which will broadcast this summer, includes performances from Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar, Mae Martin and Richard Gadd’s award-winning Edinburgh show Monkey See Monkey Do.

Dommett and Kumar are to become the new faces of Comedy Central, as they will star in a new travelogue for the channel and are piloting a new topical series.

Brad Wood from Comedy Central said the partnership with Soho Theatre ‘demonstrates our commitment and passion for stand-up comedy and allows us to bring new and diverse voices to our viewers’.

The news comes after Comedy Central announced a new series of Stand-Up Central this autumn, with Chris Ramsey taking over from Russell Howard.

Dommett and Kumar are also among the headliners for this show, too, alongside Al Murray, Lee Nelson, Dane Baptiste and Luisa Omielan.

Published: 24 May 2017

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