Comedy Central UK Orders Three New Titles


Comedy Central UK has greenlit three new series, including the female-fronted discussion show Yesterday, Today & The Day Before from Rumpus Media.

Also commissioned for the channel are the comedic panel show The Complaints Department and quiz format Fact Off (w/t), both from Monkey. All three series will air on Comedy Central UK this year.

In Yesterday, Today & The Day Before, a female-led panel of famous comedy faces will offer a fresh take on all that’s happened in the world—from topical news, pop culture and funny anecdotes. Guests will also be involved, inspiring a topic for a section of the show dedicated to them.

The Complaints Department is a panel show that sees two teams of well-known comics reveling in complaining. Over a series of rounds, the teams will be presented with the best complaints of the British public and beyond. As well as finding the funny in the complaints, the teams will bring their own gripes.

Fact Off will feature four comedians, armed with the most impressive facts and fascinating trivia they know, who try to outsmart one another throughout a variety of rounds in a bid to get their knowledge onto the show’s prestigious ‘Wall of Facts’.

Sebastian Cardwell, deputy director of programs at ViacomCBS Networks UK, commented: “It’s exciting to be further establishing Comedy Central UK as the go-to destination for brilliant British comedy, with new commissions that will fit perfectly within our expanding slate of originals. These three new rich and varied formats with top-tier comedic talent at the heart are guaranteed to keep our audiences laughing.”

Will Macdonald, Monkey’s creative director and executive producer, added: “There’s nothing the people of this nation love more than being righteously indignant, apart from perhaps claiming an amazing fact they’ve heard on the bus as their own. So, we’re excited to have created two shows looking at the funny side of the very British art forms of quality complaining and showing off knowledge which may or may not be true.”