CBC acquires Comedy on the Edge format

Frantic Films will produce the comic take on small towns in economic decline for the pubcaster, to debut in early 2015.
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The CBC is returning to the format well by acquiring a stand-up comedy show about small towns in economic meltdown, Comedy on the Edge.

The format, created by DR in Denmark, was sold to the CBC for English-speaking Canada by international distributor Banijay International.

Frantic Films will make 13 half-hour episodes, to launch in early 2015.

In each episode, Comedy on the Edge finds a local community’s lost sense of humour after it tips into economic decline as its main industries close, unemployment rises and people move away.

A comic host will visit the town, meet remaining residents and conclude each episode with a stand-up routine in front of a local audience.

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