FOXTEL today announced the winners of the 2007 Comedy Gold competition, Sean Condon and Rob Hibbert, have begun production in Melbourne on a new sitcom for THE COMEDY CHANNEL.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better is a behind-the-scenes look at a TV sketch comedy show that follows the writers, producers, network executives and actors involved in the difficult business of being funny.
The special, screening on THE COMEDY CHANNEL later this year, is the creation of writers Sean Condon and Rob Hibbert who won a $25,000 development grant as part of the Comedy Gold initiative in 2007.
An impressive cast has been assembled including Colin Lane (Lano & Woodley), Toby Truslove (Beaconsfield The Musical & Thank God You’re Here) and international comedian Kitty Flanagan (Full Frontal & UK’s The Sketch Show).
Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Television and Marketing said: “FOXTEL is delighted to bring an original idea to the screen which came out of an initiative to encourage fresh comedy from Australia’s new and yet to be discovered comedy talent.”
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better is directed by Erin White (four time AFI-nominated short filmmaker), the Producer is Rohan Timlock (Kenny & John Safran Versus God) and Executive Producer is Darren Chau from THE COMEDY CHANNEL.