COMING SOON from Fulwell 73 ...
Comedy Central in the UK is making a local version of its US counterpart’s format Roast Battle, which sees famous comedians test their wits against each other.
The 6×30′ series will be hosted by Jimmy Carr, with Katherine Ryan and Russell Brand appearing as regular judges alongside guests.
Each episode will culminate with one of two comedians crowned winner by the judging panel.
The show is due to beginning airing early next year on Comedy Central UK and will be a coproduction between Fulwell 73 and Ideasatron. It follows other recent adaptations of the format by Comedy Central in Africa.
Louise Holmes, VP and general manager of Comedy Central UK, said the show “will see the UK’s finest comedians go head-to-head in the ultimate battle of wits.”
It joins other Comedy Central UK commissions such as gameshow Your Face or Mine, Stand Up Central and Russell Howard & Mum: Road Trip.