UKTV has ordered a third series of Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza for U&DAVE this summer.

The UKTV Original series is produced by Phil McIntyre Television and hosted by Rosie Jones. The show will once again welcome a host of up-and-coming comedic talent, intertwined with some returning comedians.

Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza followed the UKTV Disabled Comedian’s Showcase which took place in October 2021 in front of an industry audience. Inspired by the success of the showcase, Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza was ordered as part of UKTV’s “continuing commitment to provide a platform for diverse and underrepresented talent.” The previous series starred Cerys Bradley, Eshaan Akbar, Harriet Dyer, Jamie MacDonald, Jo Coffey, Joe Wells, Joshua Robertson, Marjolein Robertson, Markus Birdman, Matty Oxley, McClaine Beirne and Spring Day.

Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza is commissioned by Jason Dawson, UKTV Commissioning Executive and ordered for Dave by Cherie Hall, channel director, and UKTV Play by Andrea Amey, chief digital officer and Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. The series is being produced for UKTV and Phil McIntyre Television with Adele Fowler as producer, and Lucy Ansbro and Lindsay Jex as executive producers.

Rosie Jones said, “Has it been a year already? I can’t wait to be back hosting the funniest show on television this summer. As you know by now, although the series is named after me, it isn’t all about me. I am looking forward to introducing everyone to some of the most exciting comedians on to the circuit. Bring it on, Baby!”

Jason Dawson, commissioning executive, UKTV said, “We are elated to be working with Rosie and Phil McIntyre again on the return of Rosie Jones’ Disability Comedy Extravaganza. In the space of a few short years this showcase has become an integral date in the comedy calendar, and as Rosie’s career continues to scale new heights, we’re committed to ensuring this series does too. We look forward to showcasing some of the country’s finest comedy talent on both U and U&DAVE for what will be the biggest extravaganza yet!”

Paula Fitzgerald, head of digital content, UKTV said “Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza is an incredible addition to our growing slate of content, as we prepare for the launch of U this summer. We are thrilled to have the show back for a third series.”

Cherie Hall, channel director, Dave said, “We are so excited to bring Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza to U&DAVE. We are looking forward to introducing upcoming comedic talent, whilst raising important awareness to disability on screen to our viewers this summer.”

Adele Fowler, producer at Phil McIntyre Television said, “It’s always a joy working with Rosie and the team at UKTV on this celebration of disability and comedy.  This is such an important platform for up-and-coming disabled comedians who are not only breaking boundaries with their comedy but are taking the circuit by storm.”


Jon Creamer

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