London, 26 March 2020: Today Acast, the world’s biggest podcast company, announces Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. produced by Avalon, has joined the Acast Creator Network. Hosted by Chris and Rosie Ramsey, the award-winning comedy podcast pokes fun at arguments, parenting, relationships and other aspects of their married life. They join Acast’s ever-expanding network and top-rated comedy podcasts that also includes Off Menu with James Acaster and Ed Gamble, Dear Joan and Jericha, and My Dad Wrote A Porno.
Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. is one of the UK’s most-listened to podcasts, with more than 20 million downloads so far, and consistently tops the charts. For those unfamiliar, Chris and Rosie say that the podcast is the only way they can have a conversation without being interrupted by a toddler or ending up staring at their phones. Every side-splittingly honest episode has the married couple chatting about life, relationships, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between.
Chris and Rosie Ramsey said, “We are over the moon to be joining such a brilliant line-up of incredible podcasts in the Acast Creator Network. We look forward to adding some stupidity and filth and generally just bringing the tone of the entire stable down a few notches. Thanks for having us!”
“As huge fans of the podcast, we can’t disguise how chuffed we are to welcome Rosie and Chris to the Acast family. Their approach to making the show is everything that makes podcasting so magic: real people having real conversations that make for utterly addictive listening. We’re glad to have them alongside the UK’s best podcasts here at Acast.” said Sam Shetabi, UK Content Director at Acast.
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Acast is the world’s biggest podcast company and the engine powering creators, advertisers and listeners everywhere. Its services are the most sophisticated available and are constantly being updated with innovative new tools and functionality. Acast hosts more than 10,000 shows worldwide, monetizing and growing global smash hits including My Dad Wrote a Porno, David Tennant Does A Podcast With, The Lady Vanishes, Off Menu, Forever35 and Jessie Ware’s Table Manners, as well as podcasts from publishers such as the BBC, the Guardian, The Economist, VICE and Vogue. Co-founded in Sweden in 2014 by Johan Billgren, Acast’s team of more than 200 audio lovers are creating a sustainable and open podcast ecosystem — ensuring the whole industry continues to grow and flourish. The company has sales teams on the ground in 13 markets around the world, including the UK, US, Mexico, Australia, France and Germany.
Chris and Rosie Ramsey
As well as an award-winning, smash hit podcast, Chris & Rosie recently sold out their first ever live podcast dates taking place this autumn within 60 minutes as well as breaking the record for the world’s biggest live podcast audience ever by selling out their hometown of Newcastle’s Utilita Arena. A busy period has also seen Chris reach the semi-finals of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, release a stand up special Approval Needed on Amazon Prime, and sell out his already extended brand new tour – Chris Ramsey 2020 including the Utilita Newcastle Arena, in addition to Chris & Rosie announcing their very first book together based on the podcast – Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey, which reached No 2 in the Amazon best sellers for pre-orders, crashing the site due to overwhelming demand.
Chris has also hosted The One Show (BBC1), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp (ITV2) and Virtually Famous (E4), as well as performing on the Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Live at the Apollo (BBC1) and as a regular on Celebrity Juice (ITV2). He also starred as Jack in two series of the critically-acclaimed sitcom Hebburn (BBC2), co-starring Vic Reeves and alongside Rosie on Married to a Celebrity and Parenting for Idiots (Channel 4). Chris has almost 500,000 followers on Twitter.
Rosie’s additional on screen credits include interviewing WWE Superstar John Cena and Hollywood actor Lesley Mann for The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central. She has also co-hosted the drive-time show on Capital Radio in the North East, MC’d and performed at a huge number of live events as well as sharing the stage and duetting with global pop megastar Ed Sheeran. Most recently, Rosie has amassed an army of followers on Instagram due to her hilariously real and brutally honest depiction of her everyday life through her Instagram stories and VLogs. She has also toured the UK and overseas in various theatre and musical productions throughout her career; singing, dancing and acting. She recently starred in a TV sitcom pilot for My Life Productions and on The Sara Cox Show (ITV).
The Avalon Group
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Avalon and ARG, the talent management arm, has discovered and represents many artists that are household names, both in the USA, the UK and around the world.
The company represents a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors and produces numerous ground-breaking television shows. Series currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the hit entertainment format showing in 100 countries; multi Emmy-winner, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), the network’s most successful entertainment show launch since 2010; Starstruck, a new sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC); Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, from creator Josh Thomas (Freeform); Breeders, a new sitcom starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix. Other iconic Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi Emmy nominated, Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV), multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and seven seasons of Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide.
Live, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.
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