Tiger Aspect announces Tom Jordan as new Creative Director of Comedy

8 April, 2024

Tiger Aspect, part of Banijay UK, has today announced that BBC Studios’ Tom Jordan will be joining as Creative Director of Comedy reporting into Managing Director, Lucy Bedford.

Jordan has spent the last three years at BBC studios producing hits including BBC One’s hugely successful and critically acclaimed hit Here we Go and Matin Clunes comedy vehicle, Warren, has a raft of experience developing and producing within the industry and was previously at Hat Trick, where his credits include Have I Got News for You.

He will be in-post from late April following the departure of David Simpson earlier this year who is currently producing the fifth series of Tiger Aspect’s much-loved award-winning Man Like Mobeen starring Guz Khan. Jordan’s appointment re-affirms Tiger Aspect’s commitment to new talent and British bred shows for the UK and global stage, which includes the two recently BAFTA nominated shorts: Mobility from Jack Carroll and Where it Ends from Jack Robinson.

Tom Jordan said,

“As a young comedy nerd, I grew up watching Mr Bean and Harry Enfield, so the chance to lead the Tiger comedy team into an exhilarating new era is one I’m very excited about. There’s a plethora of new talent out there that I’ve been lucky enough to work with whilst at BBC Studios and Hat Trick, and who I will be bringing with me into the Tiger family. Building on the sterling work of my predecessor, I can’t wait to make the shows that set the blueprint for new British comedy and get everyone talking. God knows we need a laugh!”

Managing Director of Tiger Aspect, Lucy Bedford said,

“It’s very cool that Tom is joining us to spearhead our work in comedy. His energy, ambition and natural affinity with talent make him the perfect person to build on Tiger’s exceptional heritage in this space. From Mr Bean to Man Like Mobeen, Tiger has always championed the best of British comedy talent – celebrating unique voices, madcap ideas and creative journeys that know no bounds. With Tom’s imminent arrival, amazing work already in train under Gabriel Silver in Drama, not to mention the delicious possibilities unearthed as we bring both sides of our scripted slate into closer proximity with each other, Tiger’s next chapter is firmly underway.”

Tiger Aspect Productions is internationally recognised as one of the UK’s most successful and prolific independent television production companies. Producing high profile scripted content for both UK and international audiences. Key productions include the BAFTA nominated Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), series five of which has recently been announced by the BBC and is in pre-production with an extended six-episode run, as well as BAFTA nominated Please Help (BBC Three), Bad Education (BBC Three) the BAFTA awarding-winning Peaky Blinders (BBC Two), Sir Lenny Henry’s Three Little Birds (ITV1 and Britbox International) The Good Karma Hospital (ITV 1), Domina (MGM+).