Jack Bayles

Producer for television 

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Biography

Jack begun his career making tea for Frank Skinner before cutting his teeth on big hitting studio shows such as Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Baddiel & Skinner’s Fantasy Football.

In 2006 he was introduced to gregarious MTV presenter Russell Brand. Jack became Russell’s producer, and for the next five years they collaborated across stand up, radio and television as Brand developed into an international star. Highlight’s included two series of the BAFTA nominated Ponderland, Russell’s Comedy Central special Live in New York, the infamous Russell Brand Radio Show and the subsequent international sell-out stand up tour ‘Scandalous’.

In 2011, with a desire to concentrate on scripted comedy, Jack began development with newcomers Morgana Robinson and Terry Mynott. Commissions followed, with Jack producing both the satirical impression show Very Important People (which earned Robinson Best Newcomer at the Comedy Awards) and two series of the critically acclaimed sitcom: The Mimic (led by Mynott).

More recently, Jack has worked with Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney on the first three series of the smash sitcom Catastrophe, while new Morgana sketch show The Agency aired on BBC2. Jack has just been appointed Commissioning Editor for comedy at Channel 4.

It’s the brilliant thing about Catastrophe too that, under a pile of knickers and all the filth, it is actually very sweet. Romantic, even. That and the fact that it is hilarious; the filth is top notch, glorious filth.

Sam Wollaston
The Guardian on Catastrophe - Series 3

More on Catastrophe - Series 3

It really doesn’t get much better than Catastrophe...  a hilarious cocktail of shrewd observation and ribald fun that keeps us cackling away in joyful horror at the frailties of modern urbankind. 

Gerard O'Donovan
The Telegraph on Catastrophe - Series 3

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CV

TV

Producer

Director Ben Taylor
Writer Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney
Starring
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Rob Delaney
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    Comedy

    Avalon for Channel 4 / Amazon
     
    Director Ben Taylor
    Writer Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
    Starring
  • Rob Delaney
  • Sharon Horgan
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    Comedy

    Avalon for Channel 4
     
    Director Ben Taylor
    Writer Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
    Starring
  • Rob Delaney
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Ashley Jensen
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    Comedy series

    Avalon for Channel 4
     
    Director Kieron Hawkes
    Writer Matt Morgan
    Starring
  • Terry Mynott
  • Jo Hatley
  • Niel Maskell
  • Jacob Anderson
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    Running Bare Pictures for C4
     
    Director Kieron Hawkes
    Writer Matt Morgan
    Starring
  • Terry Mynott
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    Comedy series

    Running Bare Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Director James DeFrond
    Starring
  • Morgana Robinson
  • Terry Mynott
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    Sketch impression show. 

    Running Bare Pictures for C4
     
    Director Ben Palmer
    Writer Morgana Robinson
    Starring
  • Morgana Robinson
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    Sketch show

    Happy Tramp Productions for BBC2
     
    Director James DeFrond
     

    BBC Tasters

    Running Bare Pictures
     
    Starring
  • Russell Brand
  • Frank Skinner
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    Documentary featuring Russell Brand and Frank Skinner focusing on Brand’s career to date.

    C4
     
     

    Theme-led stand up and archive show. Developed and co-written with Russell Brand.

    Vanity Projects
     
     

    Theme-led stand up and archive show.

    Objective Television for Vanity Projects
     
    Starring
  • Michael McIntyre
  • Roseanne Barr
  • Lee Mack
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    Multi-talent stand up & sketch show.

    Objective Television for C4
     
    Director Ryan Polito
     

    One hour stand up special.

    Vanity Projects for Comedy Central US
     
     

    Anarchic chat show featuring guests and sketches.

    Vanity Projects for C4
     
     

    Live studio show. Featuring stand up, guests and audience participation.

    Vanity Projects for E4
     

    Film

    Producer

    Starring
  • Oliver Stone
  • Cameron Diaz
  • David Lynch
  • Mike Tyson
  • Donald Trump
  • Obey
  • 50 Cent
  • Jonah Hill
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    Russell Brand feature documentary.

    Vanity Projects/Branded Films
     
    Director Hamish Hamilton
     

    DVD documenting the final night of Brand’s sell out international tour.

    Vanity Projects
     
     

    A compilation of the best moments from Brand’s BBC Radio 2 show.


     

    Radio

    Producer

     

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
     

    Other

    Writer

     

    American award ceremony hosted by Russell Brand. Monologues and links.

     
     

    American award ceremony hosted by Russell Brand. Monologues and links.

     

    Writer & Producer

     

    International stand up tour. Developed in London and then toured across the UK, US and Australia.