Thursday 9 June 2022
Live At The Moth Club (5x60') is a brand new UKTV Original series commissioned for Dave from Baby Cow Productions. The series is set at the iconic Moth Club in Hackney and will be crammed full of cinematic sketches and live performances from the Moth Club's all-star comedy collective including Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Natasia Demetriou (What We Do In The Shadows), Ellie White (Stath Lets Flats) and Cardinal Burns (C4's Cardinal Burns), Arnab Chanda (Pls Like), Ben Ashenden (The Bubble), and Alexander Owen (Dreaming Whilst Black).
Carefully curated by the long-running Moth Club cast of character comedians, Live At The Moth Club will celebrate comedy from some of the UK's most established comedians and emerging talent, all as you've never seen them before.
Live At The Moth Club is commissioned for UKTV by Mark Iddon, commissioning editor, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning for UKTV and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. Sarah Monteith and Rupert Majendie are the executive producers for Baby Cow with Mark Iddon as executive producer for UKTV.
Mark Iddon said,
Quite simply, the line-up of talent for this show is incredible. Capturing the unpredictable experience of a night out at The Moth Club whilst weaving a narrative around the venue and the people in it, is going to be something quite special. Admittedly it will also be completely bonkers... but special. A special kind of bonkers. We can't wait to work with Baby Cow and this eclectic comedy collective and look forward inviting the Dave audience to a night Live At The Moth Club.
Cherie Cunningham said,
I'm thrilled that we've got award winning comedians and friends, collaborating on a brilliant original and irreverent new show for the channel. This show lends itself to cutting edge comedy and so is set to be a proper comedy treat for Dave audiences.
Rupert Majendie, head of development at Baby Cow, said,
I'm so, so excited to be bringing together all the talent and fun moments I've experienced at The Moth Club as a live show for the last 7 years to TV. It's amazing that Dave is backing an exciting and ambitious ensemble show like this, showcasing the best talent out there. I'm over the moon to be bringing this to screen."
Sarah Monteith, CEO at Baby Cow, said,
Live at The Moth Club is a classic Baby Cow show. A collective of top comedy talent - new and established - playing together, bulldozing boundaries and creating a world of fun. And Dave is the perfect home.
Live At The Moth Club is the latest UKTV Original series from UKTV for Dave following the recent news of Late Night Mash returning with Rachel Parris at the helm. BAFTA-winning series Big Zuu's Big Eats returns in the summer alongside scripted comedy Sneakerhead starring Hugo Chegwin.
Live At The Moth Club will air later this year on Dave and UKTV Play.
For more information, please contact: Ben Duncan, Consumer Publicity Manager
UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.
UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK's most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world's leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.
Dave is the award-winning entertainment channel home to a veritable feast of UKTV Original comedy hits from some of the biggest stars in the UK. Comedy entertainment shows like BAFTA-winning Big Zuu's Big Eats, Outsiders, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Hypothetical, Comedians Giving Lectures, Question Team, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Island and British As Folk sit alongside scripted comedies such as Meet The Richardsons and Red Dwarf.
But Dave isn't just restricted to television screens. There's exclusive online content, with Youtube's Big Zuu's Wrap Clash and Who Cares? With Amelia Dimoldenberg, as well as Facebook series The Comedy Guide To Life, Bad Advice with Olga Koch and BackChat. Dave's partnership with CALM has led to exclusive commissions and innovative online and marketing campaigns such as #BeTheMateYoudWant. Dave is the proud sponsor of Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards and also crowns its yearly Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe every August.
About Baby Cow Productions
Baby Cow Productions is a multi-award-winning production company which produces high quality scripted comedy and drama for television, film and digital platforms. It has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of established genres, telling compelling and universal stories with unconventional characters at their heart.
Comedy Series 'This Time with Alan Partridge', written by Steve Coogan, Rob and Neil Gibbons and starring Steve Coogan and 'The Witchfinder', written by Neil and Rob Gibbons and starring Daisy May Cooper and Tim key, are currently on BBC iPlayer. Channel 4 drama commission 'Chivalry', written and starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani, is on All 4. In film Stephen Frears' 'The Lost King', starring Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan and written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, is in post-production and Craig Roberts' 'The Phantom of the Open', starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans and written by Simon Farnaby, which Baby Cow have co-produced with Water & Power Productions, is in cinemas now.
Previous TV credits include Alan Partridge, Gavin & Stacey, The Trip, Uncle, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Nighty Night and Camping, while film output includes Stan & Ollie, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and the Oscar-and Golden Globe nominated Philomena.
Baby Cow Productions was co-founded in 1999, by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal. BBC Studios became a company shareholder in 2008 and has been its majority owner since 2016, with Coogan remaining a shareholder.