(Vancouver, BC--October 23, 2012) Corus Entertainment’s YTV kids and family channel has picked up a new gag-comedy series "The Funny Pit". Helmed by comedian Roman Danylo (Comedy Inc.), produced by Thunderbird Films, in association with Great Pacific Television, this half-hour water cooler series premieres on Sunday, November 4th at 9:30pm ET/PT on YTV.
The Funny Pit is a laugh out loud mash up composed of hidden camera gags, video gags, pranks, bloopers, hilarious family portraits, wipe outs, talking pets, fake or for real video quizzes and man on the street social experiments, with outrageous results that can only be seen on this creative new show. Ring leader, Roman Danylo, guides viewers through these hilarious happenings and adds his own comedic flair to the mix. Stand-up comedians Ryan Steele, Amy Goodmurphy, Toby Hargrave, Paul Bae and Ivan Decker also guest star.
Viewers are encouraged to send in their own humorous homemade videos and photographs, which can feature children, adults or animals during their most spontaneous and hilarious moments. Videos can be submitted here: http://www.thefunnypittv.com
A must see for comedy fans, the series will provide viewers with the laughs they are craving, which will keep them coming back for more week after week.
About Roman Danylo
Roman Danylo has appeared in several TV series including The Debaters, Corner Gas, Just For Laughs, Made in Canada, and has taped two stand-up specials for Comedy Now. For five seasons, Roman starred in a sketch comedy series called Comedy Inc. for which he was nominated for two Gemini awards and in 2004 Roman won a Leo Award for his performance in CBC’s Western Alienation Comedy Hour. Roman has been an entertainer for more than 20 years, performing customized shows for Bill Gates, Glaxo Smith Kline, Canadian Tire, Kellogg’s and hundreds more.
Roman will be touring across the country in November 2012 as part of the JFL Comedy Tour and will provide the tour with a new opening element called THE IMPROVISERS, involving some of the best improvisers from across Canada. Roman enjoys water sports, raisins and some humans. For more information on Roman Danylo visit: http://www.romandanylo.com
About Thunderbird Films:
Thunderbird Films is an expanded multiplatform media production, distribution and rights management company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Thunderbird is known for its collaboration with talented producers, maximizing the financial and creative benefits of Canadian co-production to assist in the financing, production and distribution of all genres of programming for the world market. The company is committed to delivering premium finished product that has broad appeal for broadcasters and their audiences worldwide. Today, Thunderbird has a catalogue comprised of more than 500 hours of Canadian and US television content, including Mr Young, another Thunderbird Films/Corus Entertainment Inc. collaboration that also airs on YTV. Thunderbird Films’ programming airs on major networks around the globe. http://www.thunderbirdfilms.net
About Great Pacific:
Great Pacific Media was established by veteran producers Blair Reekie and Mark Miller. The full service production and production services company has office, post production, and studio facilities in Vancouver, and is involved in factual, documentary, game show and reality television development, production, co-production, and financing. http://www.greatpacifictv.com