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Broadcasters bag IFC’s Bang Bang and Bunk

Comedy Bang Bang 1Canadian distributor Tricon has sold a pair of comedy shows to The Comedy Network.

The Canadian specialty channel, which is operated by Bell Media, has acquired 30x30mins Comedy Bang! Bang! (above) and 10x30mins Bunk. Both comedy series are part of US cable net IFC’s growing slate of originals.

Tricon inked a deal with IFC last year to distribute the cable channel’s in-house programming internationally. Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk were the first shows covered by that agreement.

Comedy Bang! Bang! is sketch show featuring various big-name Hollywood stars, while 10x30mins Bunk is a comedy gameshow in which a trio of comedians compete in bizarre challenges to win surreal prizes.

On The Comedy Network in Canada, both shows will debut on July 26.

Tricon added that SBS in Australia and SVT Sweden have both picked up Comedy Bang! Bang! SBS’ arts and culture channel Studio has also bought Bunk.