Saurabh Kakkar

Executive Producer (Comedy)

Saurabh has been Head of Comedy Development at Big Talk since September 2014. 

Prior to that he was Head of Development and an Exec producer at BBC Comedy Productions, responsible for shows such as Professor Branestawm (adapted by Charlie Higson, starring Harry Hill), The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (starring Simon Day and Paul Whitehouse) and Puppy Love (by Jo Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine). 

Before that Saurabh spent 13 years at ITV Studios as a drama producer and exec then Creative Director of Comedy, responsible for shows such as White Van Man for BBC3 (remade as Family Tools for ABC in the US), FM for ITV2 (starring Chris O’Dowd) and  Dirk Gently for BBC4 (Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd) and The Fattest Man in Britain and Security Men for ITV1 (both by Caroline Aherne and Jeff Pope). 

Prior to that Saurabh produced live comedy, including tours by Lucas and Walliams, Dylan Moran, Eddie Izzard and the League of Gentlemen. And before that he designed chemical plants, but stopped doing that because it was boring and he wasn’t very good at it. 

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