Sacha Baron Cohen’s production company is making a comedy travelogue for Comedy Central UK.
The indie, which the Who Is America? creator and star runs alongside former Objective boss Andrew Newman, is producing The Comedy Bus, which will feature six British comedians on a road trip. Comedians include Joel Dommett, Iain Stirling, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Darren Harriott and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean.
The six-part show will be filmed later this month and will air on the Viacom-owned channel later in the year. The comedians will each travel to their hometowns in search of what life is like there now, acting as a tour guide.
The Comedy Bus was commissioned by Louise Holmes, Vice President, General Manager, Comedy Central UK and was developed by Emma Clarke, Executive Producer, Comedy Central UK. It is exec produced for Spelthorne by Tim Allsop and Matt Edmonds, series produced by Ben Jessop and series directed by Mus Mustafa.
“I absolutely love the idea behind this format. Everyone has a past – and a hometown – and now we get the chance to delve into the embarrassing secrets and fascinating insights of both from a comedy perspective,” said Holmes. “A fantastic range of comedians from around the UK are about to hit the road together on our Comedy Bus – forensically dissecting each other’s past lives as well as sharing every part of the journey along the way. This promises to be a comedic treat on every level.”