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About Jon Mountague…
Jon Mountague (@montiQu) is the comedy Commissioning Editor at Sky which means he heads up a team of commissioning editors who, between them pick and develop comedy shows for Sky, Sky Arts, Sky One and more.
I noticed you’re experimenting a little bit with some exciting new shows like Stuck which is a studio sitcom, is this going to be a regular thing? How was developing that? Do you think it could become a series? [25 mins] https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/stuck_2017/
How has social media impacted your choice of shows and how you scout for new writers? [12 mins 30secs]
You’re investing more in online Comedy Shorts like the Halloween ones that have just come out, do you think any of these would become a series or do you commission them as a short and that’s the only intention? [10 mins]
Do you intend to move some of your content to YouTube or any other online platforms? [12 mins 30 secs]
What do you think of on-demand players or online distributors like NetFlix? Are they competition or exciting developments?
How do you judge if you can carry on with a project / idea that is in a new style for you? [29 mins]
How do you scout for new talent at the Edinburgh Fringe? [38 mins]
How he uses the internet to find new talent? [42 mins]