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Big Al’s Game Show “The Gap” begins development shows
More than 20 years after “Wheel Of Fortune” wrapped filming here, The Black Box Experiment is bringing game shows back to Adelaide. For the month of June, one of Adelaide’s most adored comedians Big Al will host “The Gap” - a game show that fits big laughs into tiny spaces. Each week 2 contestants will be pitted against each other as they try and get inside the mind of a panel of personalities. The are no right answers - in this game only the funniest survive! If you like “Blankety Blanks” and “Cards Against Humanity” you’ll love The Gap.
Photo by Jason Chong
The Black Box Experiment is a place for Adelaide native creatives to test out a TV idea over a month of live shows, with the final show filmed as TV pilot, produced by 1UP Digital in partnership with broadcast partner Channel 44, and then pitched to be commissioned into a full series. The pilot filming for our first show “Eggplant & Peach” is on May 29th.
More game show pilots are waiting in the departure lounge, to be hosted by Jason Chong, Lori Bell, Lucy Markiewicz and Dave Hirst, as well as an improvised sitcom by Caleb Lewis and a month of live script readings.
About Big Al
Big Al's boisterous, unforgettable laugh and addictive persona has seen him become arguably Adelaide's most popular and adored comedian. Big Al has become a firm favourite among audiences and his peers in the Adelaide comedy scene through his years of involvement with Fresh927 and his numerous Fringe shows. He is an Inductee into the Adelaide Comedy Hall of Fame and in 2015 was voted the “People’s Choice” Adelaide Comedian of the Year.
About Jason Chong / 1UP Digital
Jason is a comedian and filmmaker. His production company 1UP Digital has produced 2 series for Channel 44 and filmed numerous comedy shows.