Main unbiased distributor Hat Trick International (HTI) has bought 50 episodes of the profitable US model of the award-winning, improvisational comedy collection Whose Line Is It Anyway?solely to UKTV within the UK.
The deal was brokered by HTI’s Cassandra Toller and UKTV’s World Acquisitions Supervisor, Daniel Thomas. The collection will launch on the community’s Dave channel this February in a prime-time night slot, stripped throughout the week. Hosted by well-liked US speak present host, actress and comic Aisha Tyler, the collection options Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie in addition to superstar visitors together with Mel B, Kevin McHale, Nolan Gould and Jack Osbourne, and is produced by Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions for The CW.
13 worldwide variations of the long-running comedy format have been produced around the globe, together with Australia (Foxtel), Finland (MTV3), Holland (BNN-Vara), Vietnam (Dong Tay Promotion) and Egypt (TeN TV).
HTI has additionally secured gross sales offers for comedy present Hypothetical, now in its third collection on Dave within the UK. Produced by Hat Trick Productions, the collection has bought and aired on BBC Studios’ World channels in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and in addition SBS Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Sarah Tong, Director of Gross sales at Hat Trick Worldwide, feedback: “Hat Trick Worldwide has established an unimaginable pedigree of extremely profitable comedy collection in its catalogue and we’re delighted to have the ability to unfold some laughs to many components of the world by the gross sales of those two leisure codecs. All of us want cheering up proper now they usually actually ship a mixture of clever wit and foolish comedy.”
The Whose Line is it Anyway? format was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson and is an unscripted comedy present wherein 4 visitor performers improvise their manner by a collection of video games, together with utilizing superstar visitors as human props, performing out scenes wherein viewers members present the sound results or the contents of their purses, improvised songs in lots of and various types, quick-fire hilarious one-liners and performing out information tales in entrance of a inexperienced display screen assisted, or hindered, by questions from their fellow performers. Performers are awarded factors by the host on a completely arbitrary foundation. The “prize” for the “winner” is to learn out the closing credit in a method demanded by the host. The US model has been operating since 2013 on The CW.
Hypothetical (22 x 1 hour) is a well-liked comedy panel present hosted by Josh Widdicombe (The Final Leg) and James Acaster (Repertoire). Over 4 hilarious rounds, prime comedians are posed more and more absurd hypothetical conditions and scored on how nicely they’d cope with them.