Sky Arts is getting in the mood for love and laughter with a series of seven Valentine’s Comedy Shorts. The shorts have been written by Rosie Cavaliero, Paul Tonkinson, Colin Hoult, Paul G Raymond, Nick Mohammed, Liam Williams, The Midnight Beast and 2015 Funny Women Awards winner Desiree Burch.
Desiree’s short features a single woman and her single gay best friend who decide to have the best Valentine’s ever by touring romantic establishments, where he pretends to propose to her in order to milk these places for all their worth!
Sky says: “Follow comic tales of internet dating, wedding anniversaries, unruly marriage proposals and bizarre date coaching, not forgetting an alternative take on the musical Grease and the shambolic rehearsals of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for all the star-crossed comedy lovers out there.”
This is not the first themed series of shorts from Sky Arts – 2014 Funny Women Awards winner Jayde Adams starred in a Halloween short Bloody Tracy. Sky’s Head of Comedy Jon Mountague comments on the shorts: “I love that our popular and successful Comedy Shorts are back and now with added romance – it’s no coincidence that I share a surname with Shakespeare’s Romeo. Much loved by our on demand and Sky Arts customers, this new heart-tickly batch of funnies will set the pulse racing. If comedy be the food of love, play on, with this brilliant array of adorably funny talent. Happy Valentine’s.”
The episodes will be broadcast on demand to Sky customers from Wednesday 8th February, and then on Sky Arts.