Former BBC 2 show The Mash Report is getting a new incarnation as UKTV  brings the satirical comedy to Dave. A new nine-part series – Late Night Mash – will air later this year, hosted by Nish Kumar.

Each week, Late Night Mash will tap into the latest that the zeitgeist has to offer, with up-to-the-minute topical insights and fake news reports.

Late Night Mash will comprise eight new hour-long episodes and a ninth episode compiling the best moments from the series. The title is a continuation of The Mash Report, which aired on BBC2 for four series, and will feature Kumar and a team of comics, including the returning Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor, Geoff Norcott and Steve N. Allen.

The series is produced by Zeppotron and made with The Daily Mash website. Late Night Mash is commissioned for UKTV by Mark Iddon, commissioning editor, and Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave Channel Director. Richard Watsham is Director of Commissioning for UKTV and Steve North is Genre General Manager, Comedy and Entertainment. Executive Producers for Zeppotron are Chris Stott, the Creator and Show-runner of Late Night Mash and The Mash Report, Ruth Phillips and Peter Holmes.

Cherie Cunningham says, “Dave viewers love nothing more than the quick wit of the best comedians in the country and I know the topical nature of this show will really resonate as we watch Nish and the team grapple with the latest sensations, headlines and online chatter.”

Nish Kumar adds: “Mash is rising from the dead. I’m not saying I’m Jesus, I just look more like him than most images would have you believe.”

Late Night Mash joins a raft of new comedy entertainment series heading to Dave. David Mitchell tests the skills of comedians in the great outdoors in Outsiders. Richard Ayoade fronts Question Team, the show where the guests invent the rounds and create the questions. On The Island, Tom Allen, Kemah Bob and Jason Forbes challenge comics to create their dream desert island. Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham will travel the country to find out what makes us British as Folk. And Comedians Giving Lectures, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable and Meet The Richardsons will all return for new series.

Late Night Mash will air on Dave in the Autumn.

Jon Creamer

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