ROSIE JONES TO FRONT UKTV DISABILITY COMEDY SPECIAL

UKTV has commissioned Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (1x45') as a UKTV Play and Dave YouTube channel exclusive. The live comedy showcase will be filmed on April 27th at a central London location and will launch on UKTV Play and the Dave YouTube channel in early summer.



Ensuring that the evening of entertainment is enjoyed by comedy fans as well as industry insiders, the Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza will launch on streaming service UKTV Play as well as on the Dave YouTube channel, supporting Dave's ongoing mission to bring audiences the freshest fix of funny on all platforms.



The showcase will feature Josh Pugh, Bethany Black, Jake Lambert, Don Biswas, Sarah Mills, Sam Serrano, Lara Ricote, Dan Tiernan, William Thompson and Will Robbins.


Host Rosie Jones said: "I am so excited to be hosting another UKTV Disability Comedy Extravaganza, particularly now this one rightfully has my name in the title! As we proved with the last event, it's so important that TV doesn't overlook disabled comedians as we are a ridiculously funny bunch. It's so exciting that this time viewers will get to join in the fun and watch too!"



Richard Watsham, UKTV's director of commissioning said: "The showcase will see host Rosie Jones welcome up-and-coming comedy talent to the stage for an in-person audience of producers and commissioners from across the industry, helping to deliver on UKTV's commitment to provide a platform for diverse and underrepresented talent, alongside other key initiatives such as UKTV's diverse writers schemes and our UKTV All Voices initiative."