Banijay Germany Teams with Stephan Denzer for Fiction Label


Banijay is launching a new label within its portfolio, Good Humor, which will focus its output on comedic fiction formats.

The co-founded entity sees Banijay Germany CEO Marcus Wolter bring Stephan Denzer, former editorial director for comedy and cabaret at ZDF, back to television.

Based in Cologne, the comedy fiction label will be headed by Denzer as managing director and executive producer.

Good Humor officially launches on November 1, working on formats across comedy series and sitcoms to sketch shows.

Wolter said: “Stephan Denzer has decisively shaped the comedy successes of ZDF for over 15 years. Standing for quality, he certainly knows his way around sitcoms and comedy series. With his creativity and experience, we believe Good Humor will be a resounding success in Germany and look forward to the new partnership.”

Denzer added: “We believe good humor is important in a time full of challenges, in order to give us joy and thus strengthening our resilience. With the backing of Banijay, we want to create formats with relevance, originality and a lot of love, in order to perhaps bring a little more lightness and laughter to the world and hope to find partners who share this vision.”