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Game Night Format Moves to Comedy Central UK


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Comedy Central UK has commissioned the hit Game Night format, with Liza Tarbuck returning as host alongside new team captains.

The first season of the show, entitled Celebrity Game Night, was a ratings hit on Channel 5. The show will return on Comedy Central UK under the new title Comedy Game Night.

The new 10×1-hour season will see comedians Sue Perkins and Guz Khan as team captains. In each episode, they will be joined by special celebrity guests—from Kerry Godliman to Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Maxwell to Andi Oliver, Big Zuu to Clare Balding and Sally Phillips to Sally Lindsay. Together they will go head-to-head in a series of fun, entertaining and comedic games, which will test their pop culture knowledge, acting skills and nerves of steel.

Comedy Game Night will air later this year on Comedy Central UK and will also repeat on Channel 5 soon after.

Sebastian Cardwell, deputy director of programs at ViacomCBS Networks UK, said, “The Game Night format is fantastically fun with plenty of scope for a larger injection of comedy, so we’re excited to commission the show for our Comedy Central audience. With Liza returning at the helm and brilliant comedic talents Sue and Guz on board, viewers are in for a treat.”

Will Macdonald, creative director and executive producer at Monkey, commented, “We’re impossibly excited to be back with a new series of this ridiculously warm and funny show—just what the nation needs! The health and safety of everyone working on our productions, including both talent and crew, remains our top priority. Thanks to the amazing work of the production team and all departments, who have made the show safe to film and have found creative solutions to playing the games, this series is even bigger and better than the first. It’s been great to be back in the studio and we can’t wait for viewers to enjoy Sue and Guz trying to name four types of biscuit before a glitter explosion goes off in their face as much as we did!”

 








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Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]

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