Power Monkeys is a show like no other – a scripted comedy (practically) made and aired in one day, with six writers, four directors and a whole host of panicking political power monkeys...
Following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Ballot Monkeys, Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey) returned to Channel 4 in 2016 with a six-part satire lampooning the fictional communications and social media ‘experts’ on both sides of the EU referendum, as well as taking audiences a few doors down from the Kremlin and into the imagined world of Donald Trump’s campaign plane.
Featuring a stellar comedic cast including Jack Dee and Claire Skinner in the pro-Europe ‘Unity Unit’, and Andy Nyman and Kevin McNally heading the ‘Brexit Roadshow’ bus, the show will, of course, go big on the EU, with two episodes bookending June’s all-important Brexit referendum.
Power Monkeys is created by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Drop the Dead Donkey, Outnumbered). It is directed by Guy Jenkin, Andy Hamilton, Paul Schlesinger and Neil Pearson. It is produced by Debbie Pisani and executive produced by Jimmy Mulville. It was commissioned for Channel 4’s head of comedy by Phil Clarke and Liz Lewin, commissioning editor for Channel 4 comedy.