(English) Comedy Central International Celebrates Terrible Social Media Etiquette & Great Comedy Duos Worldwide with New Short Form Digital Series Greenlights and Development Deals
Original “Bad Snappers” Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson (the “Cramps”) ink development deal with Comedy Central International on heels of successful short form series
Spinoff series “Unfiltered” with Aaron Robertson and Gavin Dunn greenlit for digital platforms around the world
The Middle East to debut a version of hit format “Bad Snappers” featuring local female comedy duo
Dubai – 9 April 2018 – Comedy Central International is honouring terrible social media etiquette and great, rising comedic duos. The global comedy brand greenlit two new short form series, “Unfiltered” for Comedy Central International’s digital and social platforms and a local version of “Bad Snappers” for digital and social platforms across the Middle East, in addition to inking a development deal with the stars of the original “Bad Snappers,” Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson (the “Cramps”).
“We have been using our social and digital platforms as forums for experimentation, testing out new concepts and talent, and its paid off. ‘Bad Snappers’ is a huge success, spawning a local format and a new spinoff,” said Claire McArdle, Vice President, Multiplatform, Comedy Central International. “Our short form series have become incubators for talented, rising comedians, and I can’t wait to see Georgie and Danni infiltrate Comedy Central International in an even bigger way with their incredible wit.”
Since its debut a little over a year ago, “Bad Snappers” has amassed 16 million views. Comedians Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson, who won “Breakthrough Web Series” at the Funny Women Awards in the UK in March, are now developing a new, six-part web series that explores the ins and outs of female friendships.
“We are incredibly excited and for want of a better phrase ‘pooping our panties’ over this opportunity and cannot wait to share what we have been working on. Comedy Central have been wonderfully nurturing and supportive of developing our ideas and we look forward to continuing to grow with them,” said Geordie and Danni.
Internationally, Comedy Central greenlit a new short form series titled “Unfiltered,” with comedic duo Aaron Robertson and Gavin Dunn. Whether it’s lying on their dating profile, stealing their friend’s dog for an instragram photoshoot, or stitching their best friend up while gaming, “Unfiltered” shows that these guys are just as bad at social media as the notorious “Bad Snappers.” Produced by Factory Films, who also produced two series of “Bad Snappers,” Comedy Central has ordered 10 one-minute episodes that will debut on Comedy Central International’s Facebook, Instagram and digital sites.
Comedy Central is also expanding its local productions slate in the Middle East with the greenlight of a new localized short form series, “Bad Snappers,” exclusively made for Instagram, Facebook and online, announced today by Vice President Content and Channels, Middle East: Tracey Grant. Featuring two local female comedians, Rima Iskandarani and Frial Abdelrazek, the localized version of “Bad Snappers” will debut on April 9th with five 60-second sketches that deal with social media use and misuse.
In total, this marks nearly 10 new short form series greenlit or in development for Comedy Central International in 2018.
About Comedy Central International:
Comedy Central, the world’s biggest comedy network, has been making audiences laugh since it first launched in the United States in 1991. Renowned for exclusively featuring a stable of exclusive and tailor-made local and international comedy, the brand has become the ultimate destination for all kinds of humor, from traditional to satire to sketches to popular sitcoms. Outside of the United States, Comedy Central is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. VIMN’s Comedy brands are seen in more than 120 countries and territories via 29 locally programmed and operated TV channels.