Late Night Mash returns to Dave with new host Rachel Parris

20 May, 2022

UKTV today announces that Late Night Mash (9×60’) will return to Dave for a new series of topical comedy later this year, with new host Rachel Parris.

Parris will be joined each week by a special guest and the Late Night Mash team to react to the week’s events, with each episode recorded the day before transmission to be as incisive and up-to-date as possible. Comprised of eight brand new episodes and a ninth compiling the best moments from the series, Late Night Mash is produced by Zeppotron and made with The Daily Mash website.

Rachel Parris said,

“I’m very excited and honoured to be taking the helm of Late Night Mash, a show I would honestly describe as “funny”. I’m excited partly because of the significance of being a female host on a satirical show on British TV, and partly because after five years, it’ll be nice to have a sit down. I’ll really miss working with my good friend Nish and giving him words of encouragement. I think he did really well and it will stand him in good stead to start his comedy career. Mash, like a proverbial rash, keeps coming back just when you think we’re gone, and I’m proud to represent that irritation. Mash forever!”

Late Night Mash is commissioned for UKTV by Mark Iddon, commissioning editor, and Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning for UKTV and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. Executive producers for Zeppotron are Ruth Phillips and Peter Holmes. Executive producer of Late Night Mash is Chris Stott.

Mark Iddon said,

“We’re really excited to be bringing Late Night Mash back again to Dave, and who better to captain the ship than the force of nature that is Rachel Parris. We know she will make the show her own alongside the rest of the ever-brilliant Mash ensemble. With each episode recorded so close to transmission and reacting to events as they occur, the addition of a special guest each week will make this new series even more unpredictable.”

Cherie Cunningham said,

“The first series of Late Night Mash was our second biggest launch of 2021, so we know Dave viewers love the combination of topicality and irreverent humour that it provides. We’re absolutely thrilled that Rachel Parris will be stepping behind the host’s desk to bring more Mash to our screens.”

Chris Stott, Zeppotron said,

“So pleased Mash is returning to Dave with the great Rachel Parris as host; for those of you able to afford electricity by the autumn, you’re in for a treat.”

Late Night Mash joins a host of comedy entertainment series on Dave. Hypothetical, BAFTA-winning Big Zuu’s Big Eats and Question Team will all return later this year. Dave is also committed to scripted comedy, with Sneakerhead, starring Hugo Chegwin and Big Zuu and written by Gillian Roger Park, Larry Rickard and Ben Willbond’s alien invasion comedy We Are Not Alone, starring Declan Baxter, Joe Thomas, Vicki Pepperdine and Mike Wozniak, and four pilots commissioned as part of the UKTV WriterSlam competition.

Late Night Mash will air on Dave in the Autumn.