Wednesday, 28th July 2020
UKTV today announces brand new comedy series Late Night Mash (9x60') will air on Dave later this year, hosted by Nish Kumar.
Each week, Late Night Mash will tap into the latest that the zeitgeist has to offer, with up-to-the-minute topical insights and fake news reports. Late Night Mash will comprise eight brand new episodes and a ninth episode compiling the best moments from the series. Late Night Mash is a continuation of the successful show The Mash Report, which aired on BBC2 for four series, and will feature Kumar and a team of comics, including the returning Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor, Geoff Norcott and Steve N. Allen. Late Night Mash is produced by Zeppotron and made with The Daily Mash website.
Nish Kumar said
Mash is rising from the dead. I'm not saying I'm Jesus, I just look more like him than most images would have you believe.
Late Night Mash is commissioned for UKTV by Mark Iddon, commissioning editor, and Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning for UKTV and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. Executive producers for Zeppotron are Chris Stott, the creator and show-runner of Late Night Mash and The Mash Report, Ruth Phillips and Peter Holmes.
Mark Iddon said,
Mash Lives! We couldn't be happier to be working with Nish and the rest of the team over at Zeppotron. Mash has always been a show that has taken risks and brought top comedy talent to our screens. It's relevant, reactive and we can't think of a better new home for the show than Dave.
Cherie Cunningham said,
Dave viewers love nothing more than the quick wit of the best comedians in the country and I know the topical nature of this show will really resonate as we watch Nish and the team grapple with the latest sensations, headlines and online chatter."
Chris Stott said,
The last eighteen months has been a worrying and stressful time for millions of Britons, mainly because they were unsure if Mash would ever return to our screens. But it has, so everything's fine again.
Late Night Mash joins a swathe of new comedy entertainment series heading to Dave. David Mitchell tests the skills of comedians in the great outdoors in Outsiders. Richard Ayoade fronts Question Team, the show where the guests invent the rounds and create the questions. On The Island, Tom Allen, Kemah Bob and Jason Forbes challenge comics to create their dream desert island. Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham will travel the country to find out what makes us British as Folk. And Comedians Giving Lectures, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable and Meet The Richardsons will all return for new series.
Late Night Mash will air on Dave in the Autumn.
For more information, please contact: Ben Duncan, Publicity Manager
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