Channel 4 commissions Mo's Show
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Channel 4 has commissioned a brand new comedy entertainment series fronted by comedian Mo Gilligan following his hugely successful Coupla Cans UK tour and highly praised co-hosting skills on The Big Narstie Show.
In the new 6-part series from Expectation, Mo will present his own entertainment show built around his stand up, strands and sketches, filmed in front of a studio audience. The series will launch in 2019 in a 10pm slot.
With his high-energy style and stunning physicality, Mo has already achieved phenomenal success online, creating his own short form comedy content across a range of platforms with huge viewer engagement. His sketches regularly go viral, trend and are endorsed by some of the most famous names in international music including Drake and Stormzy. Recently named The Funniest Man in Britain by The Times, Mo’s debut live stand up tour has smashed all records selling over 30,000 tickets, with numerous dates selling out in minutes. This new series will harness some of these sketches as well as fun with celebrity guests in a variety of different comedy strands including Mo’s hot takes on pop culture.
Earlier this year, Mo co-hosted The Big Narstie Show which was one of Channel 4’s most popular programmes for young audiences. It was 94% up on share of 16-24 years old viewers, 129% up on share for BAME viewers and 144% up on share for black audiences. This series will continue the broadcaster’s commitment to bringing more diverse and emerging talent to a nationwide audience.
Mo Gilligan says, “I used to walk past Channel 4 on the way to school, now I’m extremely happy to have my very own show on a channel that pioneers original comedy.”
Ed Havard, Head of Entertainment at Channel 4, says “Mo has been incredible week in, week out as the co-presenter of The Big Narstie Show and our audiences love him. We can't wait to work together again on his own series which promises to be one of the highlights of next year.”
Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, adds “It was such a joy working with Mo on the first series of The Big Narstie Show. He’s a brilliant comedian and a total pro, we’re really excited to see what he brings to the table for his first solo outing.”
Mo’s Show (6x60’) was commissioned for Channel 4 by Ed Havard, Head of Entertainment with Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Becky Cadman, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment. It will be executive produced by Ben Wicks for Expectation and will be co-produced by Mo Gilligan’s own company Momo G.
Source Channel 4
August 23, 2018 9:04am ET by Channel 4