Dave brings back The Mash Report for new series
James R | On 28, Jul 2021
Dave is bringing back The Mash Report for a new series that will once again reunite Nish Kumar, Rachel Parris and the team.
Called Late Night Mash, the series will be hosted by Kumar and tap into the latest that the zeitgeist has to offer, with up-to-the-minute topical insights and fake news reports. A continuation of The Mash Report, which aired on BBC Two for four seasons before being cancelled, it will see Kumar and Parris joined by Ellie Taylor, Geoff Norcott__ and Steve N. Allen.
Late Night Mash is produced by Zeppotron and made with The Daily Mash. It was commissioned for UKTV by Mark Iddon, commissioning editor, and Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning for UKTV and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. Executive producers for Zeppotron are Chris Stott, the creator and showrunner of Late Night Mash and The Mash Report, Ruth Phillips and Peter Holmes.
The series is a smart move for Dave, after Channel 4 bought out its flagship comedy show Taskmaster, and joins a number of new comedy commissions, including David Mitchell-hosted Outsiders, Richard Ayoade’s Question Time, where the guests invent the rounds and create the questions, dream desert island series On The Island, fronted by Tom Allen, Kemah Bob and Jason Forbes, plus Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham’s British as Folk. Comedians Giving Lectures, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable and Meet The Richardsons will all return for new seasons, along with the recently returned Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.
Nish Kumar said: “Mash is rising from the dead. I’m not saying I’m Jesus, I just look more like him than most images would have you believe.”
Chris Stott added: “The last eighteen months has been a worrying and stressful time for millions of Britons, mainly because they were unsure if Mash would ever return to our screens. But it has, so everything’s fine again.”
Late Night Mash will comprise eight brand new episodes and a ninth episode compiling the best moments from the series. It will air on Dave this autumn.