ABC-Seeso sketch comedy series Fancy Boy starts production in Melbourne
New six-part sketch comedy show Fancy Boy commences production in Melbourne this week.
The show stars John Campbell, Stuart Daulman, Greg Larsen, Henry Stone, Jonathan Schuster and Anne Edmonds.
“Fancy Boy made their name as a transgressive and weird live act, willing to go to places others wouldn’t", ABC’s Head of Entertainment Jon Casimir said.
"But what really marks their work is not just the boldness of their intent, it’s the heart and insight that underpins it. Fancy Boy sketches make you laugh but surprisingly, they also make you feel.”
Evan Shapiro, the Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises and head of US streaming comedy channel Sees, said that “The Fancy Boys are the freshest set of sketch voices I’ve seen in a long time – they are a whole new level of weird, even by Australian standards."
A December Media production in association with Checkpoint Media and Fancy Boy TV, the show will premiere on the ABC in Australia and Seeso in the USA late 2016, and is produced by Nicole Minchin and series produced by Declan Fay.
Principal financier Screen Australia developed and produced the series in association with ABCTV and Film Victoria.
Stuart Menzies is the EP and Colin Cairnes is directing.