Edinburgh TV Festival supported by Screen Scotland

Jason Dawson

Commissioning Executive, UKTV

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Before joining UKTV in March 2023, Jason spent most of his career at Avalon, where he worked as a producer and series producer with many of the UK’s top talent from the world of comedy and beyond, including Russell Howard, Greta Thunberg, John Oliver, Billy Connolly, Katherine Ryan, Guz Khan and Senator Bernie Sanders. His credits include Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) and Until The Wheels Come Off (Netflix). As well as his experience at Avalon, Jason worked as a development producer at Objective Scotland and produced Hat Trick’s Revolting: Brexageddon (BBC2).

Shows I Oversee

Outsiders S3
Rosie Jones Disability Comedy Extravaganza
The Royle Family: Down the Back of the Sofa

Would like to meet

Keen to hear comedy entertainment focused ideas and enthusiastic about meeting delegates from underrepresented backgrounds.