BBC Three commissions Live From The BBC, brand-new series of stand-up specials

BBC Three is backing new talent and showcasing some of this country’s best performers, as this thrilling new series commission demonstrates.Tilusha Ghelani, Assistant Commissioner BBC Comedy
Date: 11.11.2015     Last updated: 11.11.2015 at 14.13
BBC Three has commissioned a brand-new series of stand-up specials to showcase the most exciting new talent from the British comedy scene.

The series, Live From The BBC, will be filmed at the BBC’s iconic Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London on 13-15 November.

Acts including James Acaster, Dane Baptiste, Sofie Hagen, Adam Hess, Tez Ilyas, Nish Kumar, and Felicity Ward are already confirmed. Further acts will be announced at a later date.

Tilusha Ghelani, Assistant Commissioner for BBC Comedy, says: “BBC Three is backing new talent and showcasing some of this country’s best performers, as this thrilling new series commission demonstrates. Filming in the BBC’s very own Radio Theatre is a nod to the BBC’s rich comedy heritage.”

Jonathan Blyth, BBC Worldwide’s Commercial Director for Comedy, says: "Succession planning in comedy is no laughing matter, which is why we thought this was a great way of nurturing the next Bishop, Hart or Fielding - and finding new audiences and platforms for their talents. This show will give British and international viewers a unique glimpse of the emerging extractors of belly-aches!”

Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three, adds: “BBC Three was, is and will always be the home of original British comedy.”

The series will be co-funded by BBC Worldwide and produced by Phil McIntyre Television. The series will comprise 6x30-minute specials and 6x60 extended-length specials, to be broadcast in 2016.

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