Dave Picks Up ‘Late Night Mash’ Hosted By Nish Kumar

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28 Jul 21
Dave Picks Up 'Late Night Mash' Hosted By Nish Kumar

Dave Picks Up ‘Late Night Mash’ Hosted By Nish Kumar

UKTV’s Dave Channel has picked up Late Night Mash hosted by Nish Kumar… Yep, it’s basically the return of BBC Two’s ‘The Mash Report’.

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

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. The comedy will comprise eight brand new episodes and a ninth episode compiling the best moments from the series.

‘Late Night Mash’ is a continuation of the successful show ‘The Mash Report’, which aired on BBC Two 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.

“Mash Lives! We couldn’t be happier to be working with Nish and the rest of the team over at Zeppotron,” adds Mark Iddon, UKTV Commissioning Editor. “Mash has always been a show that has taken risks and brought top comedy talent to our screens. It’s relevant, reactive and we can’t think of a better new home for the show than Dave.”

‘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.

“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,” said Cherie Cunningham, Dave Channel Director.

Dave is really pulling out all the stops with its original comedy commissions at the moment! ‘Late Night Mash’ joins other new shows such as ‘Outsiders’, which sees David Mitchell tests the skills of comedians in the great outdoors; 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; And Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham will travel the country to find out what makes us ‘British as Folk’; Returning series include ‘Comedians Giving Lectures’, ‘Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable’ and ‘Meet The Richardsons’.

Late Night Mash‘ Season 1 will premiere in September 2021 on UKTV’s Dave.