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Channel 4 commissions live current affairs comedy from Zeppotron

Channel 4's comedy and entertainment division has commissioned a new hour-long live show, 10 O'Clock Live, that will mix comedy with news commentary.
November 10, 2010

Channel 4′s comedy and entertainment division has commissioned a new hour-long live show, 10 O’Clock Live, that will mix comedy with news commentary. Zeppotron will produce the weekly series, which will reunite stars David Mitchell, Lauren Laverne, Jimmy Carr and Charlie Brooker of the British broadcaster’s popular Alternative Election Night live comedy program. The show will run for 15 weeks and feature a range of guests including politicians, pundits, experts and analysts. It will be executive produced by Ben Caudell, Richard Osman, Zeppotron’s head of comedy Ruth Phillips and series producer Andrew Westwall. Channel 4′s news and current affairs department will also work on the show. Alternate Election Night scored a peak audience of 2.8 million viewers, besting competitor ITV’s coverage of the recent British elections. Around 44% of viewers were in the 16-to-34 demographic.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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