Sky appoints new comedy commissioner | Josh Cole joins from Big Talk

Sky appoints new comedy commissioner

Josh Cole joins from Big Talk

Sky has appointed Josh Cole as a new commissioning editor for comedy.

He joins the broadcaster from production company Big Talk, where  his credits include the forthcoming Timewasters, Daniel Lawrence Taylor’s ITV2 comedy about a struggling four-piece London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats

Cole also worked with Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, developing her first TV project, Crashing, a comedy drama for Channel 4. 

Before Big Talk he worked in comedy development at both Roughcut TV, and the BBC.

He said: ‘Comedy is clearly a major priority at Sky and I'm excited to be tasked with developing a new generation of quality shows, with the best comedic talent.’

Jon Mountague, Sky’s head of comedy commissioning added: ‘It’s a great time to be bringing someone of Josh’s experience, wit and energy to the Sky comedy team. There are some absolutely brilliant shows around the corner with fantastic talent. Josh has a terrific understanding of what makes unbeatable content. He knows exactly where to find it and precisely how to nurture it.’

Big Talk chief executive Kenton Allen said: ‘Sky are very, very lucky to have nabbed Josh. He has a fine comic mind, superb talent relationships and impeccable table manners. I know he'll make a phenomenal commissioner.’

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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