Comedy Central UK acquires hit comedy shows BILLY ON THE STREET and FAMELESS
London, February 2016: Comedy Central UK announced today it has acquired the exclusive UK broadcast rights to BILLY ON THE STREET from Red Arrow International, and FAMELESS from Electus International.
Brad Wood, Director of Acquisitions Comedy Central UK and MTV, commented: “Billy on The Street and Fameless are natural fits on Comedy Central as we expand our slate of non-scripted programming. Prank shows like Fameless are always a big hit with our audience and Billy Eichner is one of the funniest guys around, bringing with him some of the biggest A-Listers to play silly games on the streets of New York.” Billy on the Street is a pop culture game show that follows unfiltered and unapologetic comedian Billy Eichner as he hits the streets of New York City to test unsuspecting passers-by. Billy and his celebrity guests give contestants the chance to win cash and other prizes by playing games such as “Quizzed in the Face,” “Beg a Stranger” or “Compliment His Hair.” Celebrity guests include Will Ferrell, Lindsay Lohan, Julianne Moore and Chris Pratt.
Fameless, which will air on Comedy Central UK under the title ‘Fameless Prankers’, is a prank show hosted by comedian and actor David Spade about how far real people will go for a moment in the spotlight. Each week, the series features a group of unsuspecting desperate-to-be-famous individuals who believe they’ve been cast on a reality show. However, unbeknownst to them, they are really filming a parody with improv actors creating over-the-top scenarios that steadily increase the ridiculousness of each situation – testing the patience of everyone not in on the joke.
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