BBC Three has commissioned 20 Laugh Lessons from four production companies from across the UK as a result of the collaboration with the BBC Comedy Association.
Sarah Asante, Commissioning Editor, Comedy, says: “To kick off 2021 we asked Indies to help us to uncover new comedy voices from around the UK, and they’ve introduced us to a crop of diverse young comedians that we’re excited to nurture and highlight. BBC Three has always supported and showcased the best of new British comedy talent, we believe that these fresh faces will keep that legacy going to great effect this year”.
The successful production companies are:
Channel X North, who have bases in the North and in Scotland with Hopscotch, are looking to deliver sketches from talent including Impaired: Jack Carroll/ Pete Selwood, Laura Marcus, Teej Works aka Tendayi Jembere and Northern Power Blouse: Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield, Jack Robertson and Beth Rylance.
Wales-based Indie Little Wander work with a roster of talent to deliver sketches from Shikira Porter, Alex Cubb and Remi Yenn, Sian Docksey, Jamie d’Souza and Hannah Platt.
North East Comedy Hot House work with emerging comedy talent from the North and their laugh lesson will include contributions from Raul Kohli, Amber Doig-Thorne, Joby Mageean, William Wyn Davis and Francesca Tomlinson.
London-based Peggy Pictures will be introducing a host of new sketch ideas from Fats Timbo, Akafi Ali, Ehiz, Manrika Khaira and Steph Mcateer.