BBC Studios Sends The Stand Up Sketch Show to Israel


BBC Studios has licensed Spirit Studios’ comedy format The Stand Up Sketch Show to Kan 11 in Israel for adaptation.

The series takes well-known local comedians’ best stand-up stories and brings them to life in sketch form. The Israeli version is currently in preproduction with My TV Communications.

Kan 11 is also home to other BBC Studios formats such as Trust Me I’m a Doctor and The 1% Club.

Israel is the third international market to license The Stand Up Sketch Show. Versions of the format have also been ordered in Sweden (SVT) and MENA (Shahid VIP). In the U.K., four seasons have aired on ITV2.

The Stand Up Sketch Show now has its third international version, continuing to prove that this entertaining, humorous and fun show can appeal to viewers around the world,” said André Renaud, senior VP of global format sales at BBC Studios. “I’m delighted that Kan has also chosen this as our next format together, bringing talented local stand-up comedians to a wider audience in a new and innovative way.”

Amir Ben Sira, head of content development at Kan, said, “We are thrilled to bring this innovative and hilarious format to our screen next summer.”

“With the format going from strength to strength in the U.K., it’s incredibly exciting to see the brand grow on the international stage,” added Matt Campion, founder and creative director of Spirit Studios. “I can’t wait to see what My TV do with the show.”