Production and distribution company DLT Entertainment has launched a new podcast division alongside two new comedy podcast series’, When No One’s Watching and National Treasures with Laura Lexx & Will Duggan.
Heading up the new arm of the business is comedy writing duo, Ben Hillyar and David Mayes (Your Face or Mine, CITV’s Scrambled!), who will also produce both series which will be launching today via leading podcast platform, Acast.
When No One’s Watching is hosted by comedian and presenter Matt Richardson (The Xtra Factor, Virgin Radio, Celebrity Haunted Mansion) and Busted band member Matt Willis, who interview celebrities and comedians and get them to confess the things they get up to when no one’s watching. Guests for series one includes Tom Fletcher, Emma Willis, Keith Lemon, Helen Bauer, Maisie Adam, Lauren Pattison, Kerry Howard and Derry Girls stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland
National Treasures with Laura Lexx & Will Duggan, pre-recorded before social distancing measures were in place, has the comedians touring the nation’s finest attractions. “It’s like an audio tour… only narrated by two idiots!”
Reporting to DLT Creative Director Darren Smith are comedy writers Hillyar and Mayes who were recently hired by DLT Entertainment to develop and produce comedy content in podcast format as a testing ground for ideas and talent that have the potential to be adapted for other mediums.
DLT has also invested in the newly formed Blue Book Artist Management (Matt Richardson, Micky Flanagan, Zoe Lyons) and Andrew Roach Talent (Rob Deering, Lost Voice Guy, Laura Lexx) last year,
Matt Richardson commented “I’m so chuffed I’ve finally got an outlet to get celebrities and comedians to admit the things they secretly enjoy out loud. Those stories are always far more interesting than the things they say in every other interview. What’s better, is I get to do it with Matt Willis – a man I adore and love hanging out with. But more importantly – a man whose music I used to secretly enjoy and wouldn’t even admit to in a podcast about confessions and guilty pleasures”.
Laura Lexx, whose viral Twitter posts imagining life married to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has recently resulted in a book deal, said; “The thing I’ve liked most about embarking on National Treasures so far is finding someone like Will to be really enthusiastic about stuff that’s usually perceived as really uncool. To fully embrace middle age to the point where you’re doing a podcast about nice days out, gift shops AND you’re allowed to swear? This is winning.”
DLT Entertainment CEO Donald Taffner Jr. added; “It’s wonderful to be able to launch this new part of the business and welcome Ben and David on board as part of the team. During a time of increased uncertainty, we’re all in need of some light relief and I have no doubt that Guilty Pleasures and National Treasures will not only come back for a second series, but will be the first of many projects that do just that. Matt Richardson and Laura Lexx are up and coming talent that we’re proud to represent already and it’s great to see our strategy over the last few years start to pay off for our clients and DLT.”
Pictured: Laura Lexx, Matt Richardson
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