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IFC Acquires ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’

Series to Begin Airing in Late Summer

IFC has acquired a new “slightly off” sketch comedy series “Baroness von Sketch Show,” which celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes our daily lives. The show is performed and written by Meredith MacNeill and Second City alumni Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen. IFC will air 13 episodes of seasons one and two of the half-hour comedy series beginning in late summer.

The logline” Fast-paced and irreverent, “Baroness von Sketch Show” and its all-female cast draws upon 15 years of comedy experience and multiple collaborations to present an insightful, emotionally grounded series that captures the banalities and humor that comes from just trying to get along in the world. Offering a witty take on everyday concerns from the pretentiousness of ordering a fancy coffee to office and sexual politics, this satirical sketch comedy satirizes daily modern life. For a glimpse, click here

“Baroness von Sketch Show “ is produced by Frantic Films and originates on the CBC in Canada. It is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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