Matt Tiller appointed Head of Development for Comedy Central

London, 6th April 2016: Comedy Central UK today announces the appointment of Matt Tiller as Head of Development. Reporting directly into Louise Holmes, Vice President, Director of Programming, Comedy Central and MTV, he assumes the role as of today.

Tiller’s responsibilities will include sourcing and developing non-scripted original commissions for Comedy Central UK. He will also support Lourdes Diaz, Vice President, Head of Global Production & Development, looking for scripted commissions not just for the UK channel but VIMN’s Comedy channels around the world.

On the appointment, Holmes commented: “We’re thrilled to have Matt on board. His wealth of experience in developing both scripted and non-scripted shows will be invaluable as we ramp up our UK commissioning strategy and add to the successes of Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand up Central ”.

Previously, Tiller developed and produced comedy for several UK broadcasters (including BBC One, BBC TWO, E4 and Channel 4) as head of Channel X North, the company behind Detectorists, Hebburn and Lunch Monkeys.
On his new appointment, Tiller said: “Developing television comedy is an enjoyably tough business. Like running a marathon you hit walls but if you can break through, the endorphin rush is incredible. I am delighted to be joining the brilliant team at Comedy Central and although I may not have quite the determination of Eddie Izzard, if I can break through a fraction of the metaphorical walls he has recently, I’ll be very happy. I am doing half a marathon in October, though. Please sponsor me”.

For Further Information:
Amanda Browne
PR Manager
Comedy Central UK
T: +44 2035802110

Notes to Editors:
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 Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, BT Vision, YouView, VUTV on Freeview and on UPC in the Republic of Ireland, as well as being a leading creator of programming and content across all media platforms. Since launching in the UK in April 2009, Comedy Central’s ratings have gone up 42% and share has grown by a phenomenal 69%. The channel broadcasts a mix of hit US acquisitions and original UK productions targeting a 16-34 year-old audience. Popular shows include Impractical Jokers, The Middle, South Park and Friends. In 2015 Comedy Central aired its first two international commissions, Brotherhood and I Live With Models, and two new local commissions, Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, also debuted on the channel in the UK.  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.