Matt Lucas to helm new Channel 4 commission

16 Apr 2020

Channel 4 has greenlit new fast turnaround entertainment series Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas, produced by Nit TV – a co-venture between CPL Productions and Harry Hill – to keep the nation entertained whilst they are at home.

Matt Lucas, the undisputed star of British lockdown and the man behind the smash hit viral sensation in support of Feed NHS, Thank You Baked Potato, is to front the new Harry Hill-penned comedy entertainment series.

Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas will celebrate the ability of men, women, children, celebrities and possibly even some pets to entertain themselves during some self-enforced downtime.

The six-part series will premiere Sunday 26 April at 7:30pm, and see Matt host a raft of self-isolating comedians, TV personalities, musicians, sports stars and most importantly, members of the public, all from the safety of his own home.

Featuring a collection of comical comedy content from brand new sketches to upbeat homemade strands, the mutual minds of comedians extraordinaire Matt Lucas and Harry Hill promise to spread delight across the UK’s living rooms.

Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas (6 x 30’) was commissioned by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4. It is a Nit Television production, the joint venture between Harry Hill and CPL Productions, and the Executive Producers are Mobashir Dar, Harry Hill, Murray Boland and Danielle Lux.

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