The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is returning to the format well by acquiring a stand-up comedy show about small towns in economic meltdown, Comedy on the Edge.
The format, created by DR in Denmark, was sold to the CBC for English-speaking Canada by international distributor Banijay International.
Winnipeg-headquartered prodco Frantic Films will make 13 half-hour episodes, to launch in early 2015.
In each episode, Comedy on the Edge attempts to find a local community’s lost sense of humor after the town tips into economic decline, as its main industries close, unemployment rises and people move away.
A comic host will visit the town, meet remaining residents and conclude each episode with a stand-up routine based on his or her findings, in front of a local audience.
(From Playback Daily)