Comedy Central International Adds to Digital Slate


Comedy Central International is expanding its digital programming slate by greenlighting six new short-form originals.

The originals, which feature up-and-coming comedic talent, are exclusively for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Comedy Central Play app and web. The new short-form content slate includes Modern Horror Stories, Sofie’s Sex Stories, What I Wish I’d Said and Fin Taylor Plays Bullshit Bingo.

There is also a new pilot for Made Up News. Featuring anchors, correspondents and guests, the series will touch on today’s biggest headlines with experts and fake news experts going head-to-head to get to the bottom of the story. The short-form pilot will be made for Comedy Central International social platforms and web. It is produced and directed by Studio71. In addition, Comedy Central International renewed Josh Investigates for a second season.

“As we continue to elevate our in-house production to deliver and grow our bold, original, short-form content across digital platforms such as Facebook, it’s equally important that we continue to identify the next generation of rising talent and give them a place to grow with Comedy Central International,” said Claire McArdle, the VP of comedy development at Comedy Central International.