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Keshet Beefs Up U.K. Creative Team

London — Keshet U.K., part of Keshet Intl., has made two key senior appointments as it seeks to grow its U.K. production ambitions. Ashley Blaker joins the team as head of comedy and Kevin Mundye as head of U.K. formats and global consultant.

Mundye will represent and adapt Keshet’s entertainment and factual entertainment formats for U.K. broadcasters, while Blaker will look after Keshet’s comedy slate in the U.K. They will also work alongside Keshet Media Group’s VP content, Ran Telem, and U.K. creative consultant, Dave Morley, to develop new original properties for U.K. television.

Blaker has over 15 years’ experience in comedy and was most recently at John Stanley Prods. where he co-created and co-wrote the forthcoming BBC One series “Pompidou.” He has also co-created, co-written and produced two series of “The Matt Lucas Awards” as well as producing several new series
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From Spaced To The World’s End: The Connecting Cast Of The Cornetto Trilogy – Part Two

This weekend see’s the release of The World’S End, the final installment of Edgar Wright’s ‘Three Flavours Cornetto‘ trilogy. You’ll notice several themes, motifs and jokes are woven between all three films, but none are more evident than the cast. Wright and Pegg have a proclivity for casting their mates, going all the way back to Spaced. And with chums like these, who could blame them.

Part One can be read here. Have a Part Two. And a Bourbon.

Peter Serafinowicz

Spaced, Shaun of the Dead,

Well fuck-a-doodle-doo! You’ll probably recognise his face but you will certainly recognise his voice. He is probably most famous for providing the vocals for Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which he recycled to wonderful effect in Spaced and Black Books. His best work has been on Science spoof Look Around You, featuring a plethora of folks from the Cornetto-verse,
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David Walliams' Lucas admission

David Walliams admits he and Matt Lucas have always had a difficult working relationship. The comedy duo have worked together on hit shows such as 'Rock Profile', 'Little Britain' and 'Come Fly With Me' but David admits their partnership hasn't always been easy because they have different work ethics. Speaking about when they first met in 1992, David recalled: ''I had always wanted to work with someone more talented than I was. Matt certainly was. What's more, we had become like brothers, so I proposed we do a comedy show together. ''Our first difficulty was that Matt did not want to start work
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Alan Carr, David Walliams form Fake That

Alan Carr, David Walliams form Fake That
A group of five well-known comedians have formed a spoof version of Take That for Red Nose Day. Alan Carr, David Walliams, Catherine Tate, James Corden and John Bishop have agreed to perform for one night only as Fake That in aid of Comic Relief. The sketch will also see the real members of Take That judge the five comedians on their high-energy performance, which will include props, costume changes and tricky choreography. Walliams, who will be imitating Howard Donald for the first time since his Rock Profile series with Matt Lucas, said that rehearsals for the dance routine were harder than he expected. "Being in a boyband for the day was really tiring," he confessed. (more)
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Rupert Grint: Rupert Possibly Attached to “Come Fly With Me” On BBC Next Month!

There were some reports flying about on Twitter the other day that Rupert might possibly appear on the BBC show, "Come Fly With Me".According to The Sun, David Williams and Matt Lucas, who are comedy sketch writers for such shows as Little Britain and Rock Profile, have been rumored to signed Rupert on as a character that will appear on the show next month. The show is set in a busy airport. If you'd like to learn a bit more about the show, you can take a look on our Filmography page. While this is a very exciting prospect for Rupert, we are still awaiting confirmation from Rupert's reps. As soon as we hear something from them, we will let you know.You may read the article here. Continue reading →
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Lucas, Walliams apologise to Katona

Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams have apologised to Kerry Katona after mocking her in a new Rock Profile sketch. According to the News Of The World, the spoof video stars Walliams as Katona and Lucas in the role of her husband Mark Croft. The pair discuss their marriage, the likelihood of an Atomic Kitten reunion, Katona's drinking and plans for more children. In a joint statement, the comedy duo said: "We (more)
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Matt Lucas: 'I'd sleep with Cheryl Cole'

Matt Lucas has admitted that he would happily have sex with Cheryl Cole. The actor dressed up as Cole for a new Rock Profile sketch and claimed that the Girls Aloud singer is so good-looking that she would make him question his sexuality. "I have met Cheryl Cole and she is very nice. In fact, I have to say that Cheryl Cole is the only woman who would turn me," he told Heat. "I'm not joking. I've never slept with a woman, but she is absolutely gorgeous and I would happily (more)
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