The Comedy Unit

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The Comedy Unit
IndustryTelevision production
HeadquartersGlasgow, Scotland, UK
ParentZodiak Entertainment

The Comedy Unit or known sometimes as just Comedy Unit is a Scottish company that produces sitcoms, comedy sketches, live shows and other comedy productions. It began life as an in-house BBC department in 1983 under the auspices of Producer Colin Gilbert and became an independent production company in 1996 when Gilbert and business manager April Chamberlain left the BBC.[1] By 2001 they had an annual turnover of £2 million a core staff of 12 employees.[2] They have produced radio and television shows that were aired on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio Scotland.[3]

It was bought by London-based RDF Media Group in 2006[4] which in turn was acquired by Paris-based Zodiak Entertainment Group in 2010. The creators of Still Game terminated their connections with the expanded group although the show itself continued as a co-production.



  1. ^ "BBC comedy duo to go independent". The Herald. 2 November 1995. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ogilvy, Graham (19 August 2001). "Comedy Unit laughing all the way to the bank". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ Dixon, Guy (31 August 2013). "Television and radio firm wins £4.5m orders". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  4. ^ "GBP10m offer for firm behind the cream of Scots comedy Broadcasters back London group's move". The Herald. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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