Tilusha Ghelani is joining Sky Comedy from the BBC as Commissioning Editor.

She will operate across Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts, plus On Demand (home of Sky’s Comedy Shorts). She will work on established brands such as Stella, Trollied and Rovers. She is also briefed to unearth new shows and talent.

Previously an Assistant Comedy Commissioner at the BBC, Ghelani commissioned and oversaw scripted comedy created by both independent and in-house production companies. She worked across various BBC channels including BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three Online.

Prior to this role she spent 12 years as a comedy producer working across over 150 new and established shows, including Paul Whitehouse’s ‘Nurse’ and ‘Just a Minute’.

Ghelani said: ‘I’ve always been passionate about comedy so I’m thrilled to be joining Sky’s Comedy commissioning team. Sky has a great reputation for comedy. I’m looking forward to making my mark with excellent new shows whilst achieving Sky’s ambition to provide outstanding content for viewers.’

Jon Mountague, Head of Comedy Commissioning, commented: ‘It is great that Sky can attract top talent such as Tilusha. We’re committed to providing customers with the very best in British comedy alongside our laugh-out-loud US shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Silicon Valley’. I’m sure Tilusha will help us cement our place as the home of the very best comedy available anywhere.’

Ghelani is due to take up her new role in August.

Staff Reporter

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