11 Feb: New ABC sketch comedy, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting

ABC TV and Jungleboys (A Moody Christmas, Review with Myles Barlow) starts production on a new sketch series today, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting.

The 6 part series will be shot in Sydney and Melbourne, with an ensemble cast including Patrick Brammall, Brendan Cowell, Phil Lloyd, Jane Harber, Georgina Haig, Craig Anderson, Helen Dalimore, Janis McGavin and Dave Eastgate.

In December last year, Jungleboys sent out a call for submissions for sketches and were inundated by over 2400 scripts, from both first-time and experienced writers. It will also feature additional material written by the team.

ABC TV’s Head of Entertainment, Jennifer Collins says; “The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting is a unique incubator for some of Australia’s best comedic talent. This series goes to the heart of what ABC TV Entertainment should be doing – creating and nurturing the next wave of comedy writers, directors and performers. It’s a thrill to be working alongside the innovative creative team at Jungleboys.”

Jason Burrows, Executive Producer, says, “The show will provide a really exciting platform to showcase the work of some really original comic writers, great actors, and talented top class directors. It is a fantastic original and collaborative show that could only be made with ABC TV.”

Directors include Wayne Blair, Trent O’Donnell, Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren, Abe Forsythe, Craig Melville and Alethea Jones.

Created by Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd and Jason Burrows, the series will be Executive Produced by Sophia Zachariou (ABC TV) and Burrows (Jungleboys), and produced by Chloe Richard and Nicola Patterson.


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