C4 commissions new Entertainment series The Big Narstie Show (w/t)
Channel 4 has commissioned a brand new late-night entertainment series, The Big Narstie Show (w/t) (6x60’), from Expectation and Dice Productions.
Following a successful pilot filmed earlier this year, Grime MC Big Narstie will flex his unique and captivating presenting technique in front of a live studio audience in a new 11pm series for Channel 4. Stand-up comedian Mo Gilligan AKA Mo the Comedian will join Narstie as co-host in the studio as they present a late night, alternative entertainment show.
In each episode Narstie and Mo will be joined by celebrity guests as they present original, straight-talking segments on the news of the week, TV, showbiz, trends, phone-ins, and food.
It was announced earlier this month that Mo Gilligan will be making a non-TX pilot, Mo’s Town, for Channel 4 as part of the broadcaster’s commitment to bringing diverse and emerging talent to a nationwide audience.
In 2017 Big Narstie took part in two of Channel 4's most popular programmes for young audiences - Gogglebox: Celebrity Special for Stand Up To Cancer and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2017 which attracted 38.8% and 34.6% share of 16-34 year old viewers respectively, more than doubling Channel 4's slot average.
Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 says, “I can safely say the pilot was like nothing else on television - mad, funny, anarchic and utterly distinctive - and I am delighted that we now get to spend quality time in the company of the indomitable and brilliant Big Narstie and the ridiculously talented Mo Gilligan. This series is going to be a real treat.”
Ben Wicks, Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment at Expectation and Executive Producer, says “Big Narstie - musician, titan of the internet and master-twister of the English language - let loose in his own anarchic late-night Channel 4 show, is the best thing to happen this year. We cannot wait to work with him, and his co-host - 2018’s hottest comedic talent - Mo Gilligan. You’ve never seen anything like it, unless you’ve watched Graham Norton on acid.”
The Big Narstie Show w/t (6x60’) was commissioned for Channel 4 by Ed Havard, Head of Entertainment with Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Events and Shaminder Nahal, Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual. It is a co-production with Expectation and Dice Productions, executive produced by Ben Wicks for Expectation and Obi Kevin Akudike and Nathan Brown for Dice Productions and series produced by Aoife Bower.
Channel 4 Commissioning Editors: Syeda Irtizaali and Shaminder Nahal
Production Companies: Expectation and Dice Productions
Executive Producer for Expectation: Ben Wicks
Executive Producers for Dice Productions: Obi Kevin Akudike and Nathan Brown
Series Producer: Aoife Bower