MediaWorks has announced a new comedy show entitled Dai's House Party is coming to Three during the COVID-19 alert level 4 lockdown.
The show will consist of six 30 minute episodes and is described by MediaWorks, which owns Newshub, as "an innovative comedy caper".
It's being made thanks to a funding boost from NZ On Air by the wife-and-husband duo of Bronwynn and Cam Bakker, the team behind some of Three's most successful comedies including the likes of Jono & Ben, Funny Girls, Golden Boy and NZ Today.
"Henwood (7 Days, Dancing with the Stars NZ, Family Feud) will front the new series from the comfort and craziness of his own bubble where he'll bring together some of New Zealand's best comedians to showcase creative sketches, stand-up, how to guides, monologues, character plays - basically anything that can be filmed in their own homes while under lock down," says MediaWorks.
"We have some of the best comedy talent in the world and I am sure they are all going a little nuts in their bubble," says Henwood.
"It is time to gather all that nuts together and pop it on your TV Screen."
Other comedians set to feature in the show include Paul Ego (7 Days), Kim Crossman (The Project, Funny Girls, Golden Boy), Guy Williams (Jono and Ben, NZ Today), Brynley Stent (Funny Girls) and Chris Parker (Funny Girls, 7 Days, The Male Gayz).
"Three has local comedy in its DNA and right now is a great time for us to all kick back and share a few laughs," says MediaWorks Director of Content - TV Ben Quinn.
"With the support of New Zealand On Air, it's exciting to be able to bring some fresh comedy into the homes of Kiwis, as well as providing a great platform to a bunch of incredibly talented local comedians."
Dai's House Party premieres on April 23 and will be broadcast on Thursday nights at 8.30pm on Three and ThreeNow.