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Canada’s Baroness von Sketch Show will come to America via IFC

Baroness von Sketch Show has won multiple Canadian Screen Awards, and now their sketch comedy will cross the border to America thanks to IFC.

IFC announced it has acquired the CBC sketch comedy series and will air 13 episodes of the first two seasons later this summer.

Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen star in Baroness von Sketch Show, a single-cam satire. Its members came out of Second City. Their show has been called “The Best Comedy You’ve Never Seen” from Indiewire.


From the press release:

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

Andreas Lemos, VP Acquisitions & Sales (North America) at Banijay Rights said, “We are delighted that Baroness von Sketch Show is finding as prestigious a US home as IFC.  It’s not often that a show has you both keeling over with laughter and questioning the status quo.  We are thrilled that American audiences will now get to witness the Baronesses’ unique, provocative and hilarious brand of comedy.”

Frantic Films CEO Jamie Brown added, “IFC is the perfect home for this fresh and very funny series, and we’re very pleased to see the genius of the Baronesses heading to a new and discerning audience in the US.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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