UKTV Bolsters Commissioning Team


UKTV has tapped Jason Dawson as commissioning executive to help strengthen the comedy entertainment slate.

Dawson spent most of his career at Avalon, where he worked as a producer and series. His credits include Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) and Until The Wheels Come Off (Netflix). As well as his experience at Avalon, Dawson worked as a development producer at Objective Scotland and produced Hat Trick’s Revolting: Brexageddon (BBC Two).

In his new role, Dawson will be working to support UKTV’s comedy entertainment commissions for the entertainment channel Dave as well as digital short-form content and podcasts.

He will be reporting to Mark Iddon, senior commissioner for comedy entertainment.

Iddon said, “Jason’s fantastic reputation with talent in the comedy industry, coupled with his experience in making ambitious television shows, makes him an exciting addition to our team. With our continued mission to bring a fresh fix of funny to the UKTV audiences, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, which we are excited to exploit…I mean…embrace.”

Dawson said, “After spending the last decade of my career mocking the quotes people write in their new job press releases, today is truly humbling as I realize how deeply uncomfortable it is. That said, I’m thrilled to be joining UKTV, a broadcaster with a proven track record of providing a platform for our brightest and best comedy talent to make people laugh. Collaborating with those talents has been a huge passion of mine, so I look forward to continuing in that vein and helping bring shows to UKTV that comedians love doing and audiences love watching. Go on, mock away….”