News: Comedy Central Greenlights New Digital Shows

Comedy Central International has greenlit two new short form series. “Unfiltered” (working title) 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”). 

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. 

“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.”   

“Unfiltered” stars duo Aaron Robertson and Gavin Dunn (pictured). 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 Viacom International Senior Vice President of Entertainment Brands for Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa: Amalia Martinez de Velasco. 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.   

 

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