Comedy Central reveals three new shows

Monday 10th May 2021, 9:29am

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Comedy Central has revealed it has commissioned three new comedy entertainment show formats.

Yesterday, Today & The Day Before

"A female-led panel of famous comedy faces will offer a fresh and unique take on all that's happened in the world, poring over topical news, pop culture and funny anecdotes. Guests will also be involved, injecting unpredictability into the discussion and inspiring a topic for a section of the show dedicated to them."

The first will be shown on Comedy Central on Thursday 20th May at 9pm, featuring panellists Suzi Ruffell, Sophie Duker, Maisie Adam and Kirsty Wark.

The Complaints Department

A panel show that sees "two teams of well-known comics revelling in the thing this country might well be best at - complaining. Over a series of rounds, the teams will be presented with the finest of moans, whines and protests from the great British public and beyond, from the internet, tweets, interviews and good-old fashioned stiff letters. As well as finding the funny in the complaints, the teams will be bringing their own gripes to get off their chests."

Fact Off

A comedy quiz show in which "four comedians, armed with the most impressive facts and fascinating trivia they know, try to outsmart one another throughout a variety of rounds in a bid to get their knowledge onto the show's prestigious 'Wall of Facts'."

Six hour-long episodes have been ordered of each format.

The hosts involved will be revealed at a later date.

The new commissions follow on from the re-commissions of Guessable and Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains.

Commissioner Sebastian Cardwell says: "It's exciting to be further establishing Comedy Central UK as the go-to destination for brilliant British comedy, with new commissions that will fit perfectly within our expanding slate of originals. These three new rich and varied formats with top-tier comedic talent at the heart are guaranteed to keep our audiences laughing."

Rumpus Media (Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson) is making Yesterday, Today & The Day Before, with Monkey (Don't Hate The Playaz) producing the other two formats.

Will Macdonald, executive producer at Monkey, comments: "There's nothing the people of this nation love more than being righteously indignant, apart from perhaps claiming an amazing fact they've heard on the bus as their own. So, we're excited to have created two shows looking at the funny side of the very British art forms of quality complaining and showing off knowledge which may or may not be true."

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