Shiny Button Productions co-managing director and Murder in Successville creator Andy Brereton has joined Channel 4’s commissioning team.
Brereton steps into the senior commissioning editor role recently vacated by Jack Bayles, who moved to indie Various Artists Limited.
Shiny Button, which Brereton established with James De Frond and actor Tom Davis, was behind recent C4 comedy The Curse and also made BBC1’s King Gary and UKTV’s Murder, They Hope.
In an earlier role as head of development at Tiger Aspect, he developed genre-crossing shows such as BBC3’s semi-improvised Murder in Successiville, Dave’s storytelling show Crackanory, Gold’s comedy spoof Murder on the Blackpool Express and Comedy Central’s UK version of Drunk History.
Newly-appointed C4 head of comedy Charlie Perkins described him as a “triple-threat”, citing his “incredible track record for conceiving, marshalling and delivering inventive shows which push the boundaries of scripted comedy”, while being “passionate about comedy in all its guises” and “a good and kind person”.
Brereton joins C4 later this year and will work alongside commissioning editor Laura Riseam and commissioning executive Joe Hullait.