Channel 4 Press Release: David Tennant Hosts Comedy World Cup

Channel Four have put out a press release that gives a little more information about David Tennant's new panel show - Comedy World Cup:

Kicking off Saturday nights, David Tennant will host Comedy World Cup, a brand new series in which the funniest folk in comedy team up for a new panel show. Across a seven-part series, teams of comedians will harness all of their comedy cunning to avoid being knocked-out and be in with a chance to claim THE ultimate prize: The Comedy World Cup.
Host David Tennant, said: "As a big comedy geek I'm looking forward to proving that I know more about it than the professionals!"
Justin Gorman, Head of C4 Entertainment said: "Needless to say when we thought who could match, handle and wrangle some of the funniest and most talented comedians on TV, we decided it had to be David Tennant so are thrilled he agreed."
Comedy World Cup was commissioned by Justin Gorman and will be Executive Produced by Andrew Beint and Addison Cresswell. Production Company will be Open Mike.

The panel show was announced yesterday at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. According to the Sun newspaper this morning it may reach TV screens as early as September, despite host David currently filming his new drama series Broadchurch in Bristol.