Original TV & Digital Shows
It’s A Sin: After Hours / ALL 4 & Channel 4 Socials
4Studio has commissioned and is developing It’s A Sin: After Hours with Spirit, which will feature guest turns from Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Fry and Clara Amfo.
Airing on C4’s YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook and IGTV channels, the 15 minute accompaniment show will follow the linear broadcasts of Red Production Company’s drama on Fridays at 10pm for the first run of the series from mid January.
Hosted by comedian and writer Kemah Bob, it will feature guests and cast members exploring issues raised by the drama through a modern lens.
Launched 22nd January 2021 on Channel4’s socials:
BAMOUS / BBC3
Bamous is an unashamedly provocative comedy show centred on the NASBLAQ – a mythical stock index for black and famous talent. Hosted by award winning comedian Dane Baptiste and a cast of exciting new comedians, the show explores the NASBLAQ through a series of stand up routines, topical updates and hilarious sketches
Check out the press release: here
Launches 12th January 2021 on BBC3
The Stand Up Sketch Show / ITV2
`The Stand Up Sketch Show’ is a new approach to stand up and sketch comedy, featuring established routines by some of the nation’s most popular comedians alongside brand new material from Britain’s up and coming talent. Each sketch starts on stage with a comedian telling their story, before it transforms into a surreal dramatisation of the material with the comedian playing themselves alongside comedic actors and all dialogue being lip-synced. Each episode features eight to ten sketches of varying length and with many beats and bits coming from all sides. Some of the comedians taking part in the show include Seann Walsh, Joel Dommett, Russell Kane, London Hughes and Suzi Ruffell, alongside many, many more.
The 3rd series launches on ITV2 in early 2021.
The Whole Truth / C4
Jordan Stephens hosts a groundbreaking conversation about mental health, music and systemic racism to mark World Mental Health Day 2020, featuring some of today’s most exciting Black British artists
Broadcast on C4 on 9th October 2020
Comedy Against Living Miserably / DAVE
A stand-up showcase, Comedy Against Living Miserably creates the perfect opportunity for the comedy community to join in and get behind the mission towards a more positive and open culture when it comes to mental health. The three-part series of stand-up comedy specials stars some of the nation’s biggest names in comedy. Each episode is hosted by a headline act and features three other leading comics.
Episode 1 & 2 broadcast on DAVE in early 2020. Episode 3, still to come.
Shamed: You Are What You Tweet / BBC iPlayer & Radio 1
When your social media past comes back to haunt you, the impact can be life changing. Alice Levine meets people affected, and explores the growing trend of ‘Search and Shame’.
The stream of celebrities being called out for making offensive comments on their social media profiles is on the rise: Stormzy, Jack Maynard, Zoella – the list is growing. But public figures aren’t the only ones at risk of being caught out online. According to new research by YouGov, one in five employers have rejected a prospective job candidate because of something they have seen in their online activity.
Radio 1’s Alice Levine investigates the growing phenomenon of online shaming. She meets digital journalist Amelia Tait, who invented the term ‘Search and Shame’ to describe this trend, and has been documenting it over the past two years.
Alice also has a frank and deeply personal chat with Josh Rivers, who was recently fired from his job as editor of Gay Times when offensive tweets from his past were unearthed.
Graduate recruitment expert Dan Hawes reveals the specific things employers find off-putting on social media, conducting an in-depth social screening of two young people. We’ll also hear from 23-year-old Amber, who lost her job almost immediately after bosses saw a video of her on Instagram.
Trigger Happy / All 4, C4, E4
Trigger Happy launched on All 4 in 2017 bringing the format back after more than a decade break. The short episodes mixed together some of the format’s trademark hidden camera stunts with new characters including an angry cyclist, a photobomber and a man who vapes too much.