Society & Culture:Personal Journals
Shane Allen (BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning): Episode 89
This week Shane Allen, the BBC's Controller of Comedy Commissioning, talks to Jarlath about his lifelong obsession with comedy, how he went to Edinburgh University specifically to hang out at the Fringe during the summer, getting his big break on the 11 O'Clock Show and the bizarre experience of shooting Ali G with Sasha Baron Cohen in Northern Ireland.
It's a very rare insight into the man in charge of the BBC's multimillion pound comedy budget including his thoughts on spotting and nurturing talent, why things rarely end well for people in his position, an admission about Mrs Brown's Boys and much, much more.
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