Channel 4 orders new series hosted by Mo Gilligan

Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 11:21am

  • Mo Gilligan will present a new series on Channel 4 in 2019 called Mo's Show
  • The six-part series will be built around his stand-up and sketches
  • The star says: "I'm extremely happy to have my very own show"
Mo Gilligan.

Channel 4 has ordered Mo's Show, a new comedy entertainment series hosted by stand-up comedian Mo Gilligan.

The network confirms: "Channel 4 has commissioned a brand new comedy entertainment series fronted by comedian Mo Gilligan following his hugely successful Coupla Cans UK tour and highly praised co-hosting skills on The Big Narstie Show."

The format, which will launch in a 10pm slot in 2019, will see the comedian presenting a show built around his stand-up strands and sketches, filmed in front of a studio audience.

The channel says: "With his high-energy style and stunning physicality, Mo has already achieved phenomenal success online, creating his own short form comedy content across a range of platforms with huge viewer engagement. His sketches regularly go viral, trend and are endorsed by some of the most famous names in international music including Drake and Stormzy.

"Recently named The Funniest Man in Britain by The Times, Mo's debut live stand-up tour has smashed all records selling over 30,000 tickets, with numerous dates selling out in minutes. This new series will harness some of these sketches as well as fun with celebrity guests in a variety of different comedy strands including Mo's hot takes on pop culture."

Mo Gilligan says: "I used to walk past Channel 4 on the way to school, now I'm extremely happy to have my very own show on a channel that pioneers original comedy."

Ed Havard, Head of Entertainment at Channel 4, says: "Mo has been incredible week in, week out as the co-presenter of The Big Narstie Show and our audiences love him. We can't wait to work together again on his own series which promises to be one of the highlights of next year."

Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, adds: "It was such a joy working with Mo on the first series of The Big Narstie Show. He's a brilliant comedian and a total pro, we're really excited to see what he brings to the table for his first solo outing."

The six episode Mo's Show series will air in 2019. It was also confirmed today that The Big Nastie Show will return for a Christmas special, followed by a second series in 2019.

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