A&E Greenlights Docuseries from Ellen DeGeneres


NEW YORK: A&E Network has greenlit a new unscripted series, tentatively titled Little Funny, which comes from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres.

The docuseries is produced by This is Just a Test, Telepictures and A Very Good Production. It will follow 11-year-old up-and-coming comedian Saffron Herndon as she sharpens her stand-up act. The ten-episode series is slated for a premiere in early 2017.

DeGeneres said, “It’s crazy that Saffy is telling such hilarious jokes at 11 years old. When I was 11, I was telling knock-knock jokes. To be honest, I’m still telling knock-knock jokes.”

“The world of stand-up comedy has never been explored through the point of view of an 11-year-old kid,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and head of programming at A&E Network. “Saffy’s journey, like that of any artist, is unique and unexpected. Viewers will have a peek behind the curtain as she hones her craft with the help of today’s best comics.”