GREG DAVIES, star of BAFTA-winning TV series and hit film The Inbetweeners, will see his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated, critically acclaimed, triple extended, 109 date sell-out debut solo show: Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog shown on TV for the first time, on BBC Three, 6th September.
Can a chance encounter with a stray Spanish dog and a bag of crisps lead to an epiphany and a fresh approach to life? No of course it can't, but is that a reason not to build an entire show around it? Finding himself firing cheeseballs at a dog, GREG reached the entirely sensible conclusion that we will all be a lot happier if we simply ignore difficult emotional issues in favour of a celebration of the pointless. This show is the first to ever attempt to chronicle an entire life without offering even the slightest insight into the human condition, every significant incident forensically removed to leave only the lean meat of the trivial.
Best known for his role as Mr. Gilbert, which he reprised last year in The Inbetweeners film, GREG has performed on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), headlined Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), is a regular panellist on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC One), hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), appeared on Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Mock The Week (BBC Two), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Frank Skinner’s Opinionated (BBC Two), been nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Show Awards 2011. He has written and stars in Man Down, a new sitcom pilot for Channel 4 and I Love My Country, a new entertainment pilot starring alongside DAVID WALLIAMS, FRANK SKINNER for BBC One. Other recent TV appearances include; The Graham Norton Show (BBC One) and driving through Nepal alongside RHOD GILBERT in World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC Two).
GREG was also one third of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated sketch group WE ARE KLANG, with fellow comedians STEVE HALL and MAREK LARWOOD. The trio have performed four critically-acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh shows and made their eponymous debut sit-com series of the same name and one off entertainment special for BBC THREE in 2010.
Greg Davies Live: Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog will air on BBC Three,
14th September at 9.00pm
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In the UK Avalon Television have in production: brand new peak-time entertainment series You Cannot Be Serious! (ITV1) starring ALISTAIR MCGOWAN; Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), recommissioned for series six and seven in 2012; the Royal Television Society and Rose D’Or award-winning sitcom Not Going Out (BBC ONE), which saw viewing figures of over 5 million during the last series; Man Down a new sitcom pilot for Channel 4, written by and starring GREG DAVIES; and I Love My Country a new entertainment pilot starring DAVID WALLIAMS, FRANK SKINNER and GREG DAVIES for BBC One. Avalon Television also produces: critically-acclaimed topical comedy show Frank Skinner’s Opinionated (BBC TWO); That Sunday Night Show (ITV1), hosted by ADRIAN CHILES and Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC Three).
This year in the US, Avalon Television is producing: season three of Workaholics, the most successful non-animated scripted comedy series in Comedy Central history; John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show (Comedy Central); a second season of Rove: LA, with host ROVE MCMANUS for FOX8; and Bunk (IFC), a game show parody hosted by KURT BRAUNOHLER. Also an established provider of digital content, The Handlers, starring BRYAN CRANSTON, is currently represented on Atom.com.
Avalon Television also produces successful radio shows: BBC Radio 5 Live’s 7 Day Sunday hosted by AL MURRAY with regular contributors including ANDY ZALTZMAN and REBECCA FRONT; 8 series of Heresy (BBC Radio 4); Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2); Dave Gorman’s Sunday Morning Show for Absolute Radio, the first commercial radio podcast to rise as high as number 1 in the iTunes Podcast chart; The Frank Skinner Show, Absolute Radio’s Saturday morning’s flagship show, whose spin-off podcasts received 10.1 million downloads in 2011 alone; and critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Living with Mother (BBC Radio 4) featuring ALISON STEADMAN, TIMOTHY SPALL, PENELOPE KEITH, Mr Blue Sky (BBC Radio 4) starring MARK BENTON and Don’t Start (BBC Radio 4), written and starring FRANK SKINNER.
Avalon Television, founded in 1993, have supplied to all major UK channels and leading cable and satellite stations, in addition to content for radio broadcasters. Avalon Television has produced Fantasy Football League (BBC TWO, ITV1) with DAVID BADDIEL and FRANK SKINNER; three series of BAFTA award-winning The Harry Hill Show (Channel 4); the first ever UK arena comedy show Baddiel and Newman in Pieces at Wembley and Royal Television Society Award nominated The Frank Skinner Show (BBC ONE, ITV1), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show and ran for nine years, attracting 11 million viewers at its peak.