BBC Studioworks wins Channel 4’s brand new comedy commission and ITV2’s Hip Hop format

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan and Don’t Hate The Playaz confirm Studioworks residencies

BBC Studioworks has been chosen to provide full studio and technical services to Channel 4’s new comedy entertainment series fronted by comedian Mo Gilligan and the second series of ITV2’s Hip Hop themed panel show.

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan records its first of six episodes today from Studioworks’ 10,800 sq. ft. studio, TC1 at Television Centre. Co-produced by Expectation and Mo’s own production company, Momo G Ltd, the show will make full use of Studioworks’ state-of-the-art technologies ranging from 4k studio cameras and the latest in gallery control desks, through to EVS tapeless recording facilities. They will also draw upon the expertise of Studioworks’ electrical, engineering, scenic and production support teams.

Following his highly praised co-hosting skills on The Big Narstie Show, also facilitated by BBC Studioworks, Mo is the show’s associate producer and creator as well as writer and presenter. The production will record weekly across July and will see big name guests participating in a range of exciting games, hilarious sketches and performances.

The first episode airs on Channel 4 this Friday at 10pm with special guests Steve Coogan, Jessie J and Asim Chaudhry.

Jordan Stephens (centre) hosts Channel 4’s Don’t Hate the Playaz

Another new title win for BBC Studioworks this month is Don’t Hate the Playaz.

The second series of the ITV2 anarchic Hip Hop comedy show has taken up residency in Studioworks’ 7,500 sq. ft. studio, Elstree 9. With three shows already recorded, the remaining four episodes are set to record across late July. The new series, which comprises seven 45-minute episodes, will air this autumn.

Produced by Monkey, the show is filmed in a gig-environment and hosted by Jordan Stephens, with Maya Jama and Lady Leshurr as team captains.

The show’s format sees two teams made up of comedians, Hip Hop legends and celebrity Hip Hop lovers perform rap battles, dance-offs and Hip Hop karaoke challenges in front of a live audience.

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