Amy Hoggart gets her own American TV show | TBS orders a series from the British Full Frontal correspondent

Amy Hoggart gets her own American TV show

TBS orders a series from the British Full Frontal correspondent

Amy Hoggart is to front her own show on America’s TBS network.

The British comic is currently a correspondent on the channel’s topical show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Bee will be one of the executive producers on the new project, which has been picked up for a series.

In the show – which has yet to be named –the ‘underqualified wannabe psychologist’  Hoggard will tackle a topic that makes life harder and try to make Americans feel better about it. Suggested subjects include monogamy and polyamory, friendship and shame.

Hoggart – who actually has a master's degree in experimental psychology from the University of Sussex –  said: ‘I’m so relieved to be finally getting my money’s worth after an expensive and so far useless psychology course.

‘I’ll be exploring the topics we all have a hard time coping with, learn why we do the insane things we do, and unnecessarily demean myself for laughs.’

The 33-year-old daughter of journalist and broadcaster Simon Hoggart was born in Washington DC, but moved  to the UK when she was just four.

A former member of the Cambridge Footlights troupe, she started her career with the ‘insufferably cute’ character Pattie Brewster on the London stand-up circuit.

She became known to US audiences in 2014 through  Almost Royal, a faux-reality show on BBC America in which she and Ed Gamble duped Americans into thinking they were minor royals.

Hoggart  joined Full Frontal in 2016.

Published: 17 May 2019

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