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Sky orders impressionist satire Re-Dub!

Thursday 1st February 2018, 11:07am

  • Alistair McGowan will star in a new satirical impressions comedy
  • The Sky One series - currently titled Re-Dub! - will re-voice video clips to skewer topical issues
  • McGowan will be joined by "a team of established impressionists and new mimics"
Alistair McGowan.

Sky One has ordered a new impressionist comedy, with Alistair McGowan set to star.

Re-Dub! (a working title) will feature established and new impressionist talent satirising topical events by redubbing video clips.

The channel has ordered ten half-hour episodes from production company Avalon, for broadcast later this year.

They explain: "In Re-Dub! Alistair McGowan will be joined by a team of established impressionists and new mimics, who will re-voice a range of clips from the realms of entertainment, news, politics and sport, giving an alternate take on the most talked about stories of the moment. From the latest political scandal, a major sporting moment or celebrity gossip, the show has the last word by - quite literally - putting words in the mouths of a host of famous faces."

Richard Allen-Turner, executive producer for Avalon, says: "We are delighted to be working with Sky on Re-Dub!, a new comedy show that along with Russian Twitterbots, helps further conflate fake news and real reports for viewers' entertainment."

Phil Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, adds: "When the Avalon team showed us their initial piloted pitch for Re-Dub! I couldn't finish my crisps as we were laughing till we cried. Re-Dub! is a gloriously silly and funny take on the world of news and celebrity from the mouth of Alistair McGowan and a host of brilliant mimics accompanying real world footage. We can promise a fun-packed half hour of pure joy."


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