Some of the UK’s best comedians will watch on in delight as members of the public head out on blind dates across the country in a brand-new comedy dating show, Dating No Filter, coming to Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV from 25th February 2021.
The 8x30’ factual entertainment series will see pairs of singletons sent on first dates, with intertwined quick-witted commentary from comedians such as Daisy May Cooper, Joel Dommett, Josh Widdicombe, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Susan Wokoma, Tom Lucy, Rosie Jones, Judi Love, Chunkz and Yung Filly. The comedy duos will watch and weigh in on the dates, giving hysterically unfiltered observations on every awkward interaction and heart-warming moment as they root for love to conquer all! The singletons will be treated to a range of activities to try to break the ice; from axe throwing and ballroom dancing, to pole dancing and a visit to a goat farm!
Daisy May Cooper said: “I cannot tell you the amount of times Susie and I have been sat in Wetherspoons p***** on Pinot analysing other people’s cringey Tinder dates. Now we’re getting paid for it…..honestly can’t believe it.”
Susan Wokoma commented: “Its absolutely criminal to call laughing at dates with my closest pal Daisy, work! I can’t wait for everyone to watch us crying with hysterics at the weird world of dating.”
Judi Love said: “I’m excited to join Dating No Filter because it’s real, you get to see dates and the running commentary at the same time. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s engaging.”
Further comedians announced include Munya Chawawa, Donna Preston and Verona Rose.
Produced by Monkey, part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, Dating No Filter is a fresh and hilariously honest take on modern dating. The show was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky. Shirley Jones is the Commissioning Editor. For Monkey, Jessica Thomas and David Granger are Executive Producers. Dating No Filter is distributed globally by NBCUniversal Formats, also a division of Universal Studio Group. The format originally aired on E! in the US. The UK version marks the second international adaptation of the format, following the Polish version, which is currently airing on Polsat Café.
For more information on either show and/or interview requests please contact:
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Notes to Editor
Full comedian line up:
- Daisy May Cooper & Susan Wokoma
- Josh Widdicombe & Rosie Jones
- Joel Dommett & Tom Lucy
- Tom Allen & Suzie Ruffell
- Judi Love & Munya Chawawa
- Chunkz & Yung Filly
- Donna Preston & Verona Rose
- Abi Clarke & Maddy Lucy Dann
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Founded in 2000, Monkey delivers high-quality, award-winning non-scripted programming to major broadcasters, networks and SVOD platforms in the UK, USA and all over the world. Based in London, Manchester and LA, the production company is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
With a proven ability to create and produce a wide range of content, Monkey has firmly established itself as a leader in structured reality, hybrid reality-quiz shows, iconic game shows, live-studio shows, music entertainment, variety sketch shows, comedy and podcasts. Home to a roster of diverse talent, Monkey is responsible for long-running hits such as the BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea for E4 and RTS-winning The Real Housewives of Cheshire for ITVBe; The Real Housewives of Jersey for ITVBe; ITV2 hits Celebrity Karaoke Club, The Emily Atack Show and RTS award-winning Don’t Hate the Playaz; Comedy Central UK game show Comedy Game Night; Dating No Filter for Sky One; the latest project with UK television royalty, Miranda Hart, Miranda’s Games with Showbiz Names for BBC One, which follows BBC One special Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration.
Further to more recent projects, Monkey has produced a plethora of award-winning series since its inception including the iconic BAFTA-nominated entertainment show TFI Friday and hit game show The Question Jury for Channel 4, in addition to the UK’s first bisexual dating show The Bi Life for E! UK.
Monkey is also responsible for developing and producing a host of hits for NBCUniversal’s US networks, E! and Bravo, for which it has produced Tour Group and Newlyweds. Other US network partners include ABC, Discovery, Lifetime, TBS, MTV and GSN.