31 August 2010
Channel 4's Head of Comedy, Shane Allen, has commissioned a 5 x 30min series from brand new comedic talents Morgana Robinson, Tom Davis and Terry Mynott.
After receiving a taster tape of Morgana's material, Allen commissioned a non TX pilot. On the strength of this, the relatively unknown, up-and-coming comic has been offered her own comedy show in Channel 4 peak time. The series is produced by John Noel's Running Bare Pictures, and executive produced by John Noel and James De Frond.
Shane Allen said, "Discovering, supporting and nurturing new talent is at the heart of Channel 4 comedy's remit, and in Morgana we really feel we've found a fresh performer with a huge amount of potential. Warm, daft and infectious, Morgana's range of charismatic characters somehow lodge in your head, and her style of performance is reminiscent of Kenny Everett in his prime, but without the beard".
The Morgana Show is a splashy, sketch-based comedy show jam-packed featuring a host of Morgana's unique, original, endearing, and beautifully crafted characters; playing to her strengths as a superb mimic.
Character creations include Madolynn, a past-her-prime Hollywood siren; Gilbert, a well-meaning but socially inept teenage boy who is making his own web-based show with the not-so-expert help of his granddad; and Verity the over-privileged, uber-cool teen who speaks in riddles.
Other characters include a rival pair of television news reporters who are vile to each other off camera, and a redneck family who are rather too closely related.
These characters feature alongside Morgana's skewed impressions, including: Fearne Cotton the daredevil, Cheryl Cole the kid sister, and Boris Johnson as a bumbling 12-year-old public schoolboy.
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