Alex Norris joins Comedy Central UK as Creative Director
London, Friday 6 February: Comedy Central UK today announces that Alex Norris has joined the business as its new creative director. Norris will report directly to Alison Bakunowich, VP Creative, Marketing and Communications for Comedy Central & Nickelodeon UK and Ireland.
Norris has been tasked with developing and implementing a clear creative vision and strategy for the Comedy Central UK brand. He will be responsible for leading the creative team across 360 projects, generating communication that pushes the channel’s brand and key values to its core 16-34 audience.
On the appointment, Bakunowich said: “Alex is an incredible creative talent with superb comedy credentials and I am delighted that he is joining the team. It is an exciting year for Comedy Central UK with our original commissions; Drunk History, I Live with Models, Brotherhood and Russell Howard’s new stand up show.”
Norris added: “As someone who has been seriously obsessed with comedy all my life, the chance to join the team at Comedy Central and work on making funny stuff funnier all day every day is a dream come true. I can't wait to get started!"
Norris joins Comedy Central UK from Red Bee Media, where he produced successful comedy creative for shows starring Rob Brydon, James Corden, Michael McIntyre and Dave Gorman, as well as leading the creative for the launch of ‘Life Story’, ‘The Missing’, ‘The Driver’ and ‘The Great Train Robbery’.
During his career, Norris was worked across multiple TV channels on campaigns for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies, Channel 4, Nickelodeon, Dave and Gold. He has also worked as a film and TV drama screenwriter and directed award winning short films and BAFTA nominated digital/animation projects.
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About Comedy Central UK:
Comedy Central is a leading Pay TV General Entertainment channel and is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). A joint venture between VIMN (75%) and BSkyB (25%), Comedy Central airs on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms. Comedy Central launched in the UK in April 2008 and has since grown by a phenomenal 53%. The channel broadcasts a mix of hit US acquisitions and original UK productions targeting a 16-34 year-old audience. Popular shows include Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly, The Middle, The Daily Show, South Park and Friends. In 2012 Comedy Central aired its first local commission Threesome which received both critical acclaim and high ratings. A subsequent series followed as well as the channel’s second commission Alternative Comedy Experience. In 2014 Comedy Central greenlit series production on two international commissions, Brotherhood and I Live With Models, and went into UK series production on Drunk History. In addition to the main Comedy Central channel are Comedy Central +1, Comedy Central Extra and Comedy Central Extra +1 providing audiences with more viewing opportunities and more fantastic content.