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iPlayer to launch six new comedy pilots

iPlayer to launch six new comedy pilots

iPlayer to launch six new comedy pilots

Later this year, BBC iPlayer will launch six exciting new comedy pilots as part of the BBC Comedy Feeds.

Now in their fourth year, the Comedy Feeds exist to provide a platform for new and emerging comedy talent to showcase their work.

The Comedy Feeds are part of an on-going BBC Comedy, BBC Three and BBC Academy initiative to develop the next generation of comedy talent, both on- and off-screen. A number of previous pilots have gone on to secure commissions for series including Fried, People Just Do Nothing, Josh and Impractical Jokers.

The Comedy Feeds were commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning; Victoria Jaye, Head of Content for BBC iPlayer; and Sam Bickley, when she was in her role as acting Controller, BBC Three.

Shane Allen says: “Comedy Feeds are a crucial and dedicated way for the BBC to find and support the next wave of British comedy talent both on- and off-screen. The range and quality is incredibly impressive and we wish all of the talent involved rich and long careers.”

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