Exclusive: BBC to investigate the business of comedy

[from | thanks Jean]

Eddie Izzard, Nicholas Parsons and Sandi Toksvig are to feature in a BBC2 series aimed at lifting the lid on the multimillion pound business surrounding the comedy industry.

Currently being developed under the working title The Business of Comedy, the BBC said the series would examine how “ingenious entrepreneurs have made a business out of the business of comedy”.

The series will talk to the people who have discovered talent and nurtured them, as well as those who have found “innovative ways of jumping on the comedy rocket as it has exploded into the earnings stratosphere”.

Executive producer Anne Gilchrist told The Stage: “It’s easy to see how a man with a microphone telling jokes can make money, but what people don’t realise is there is a whole industry surrounding the funny people that is really interesting. We are looking at lots of different people who are using talent to become successful.”


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