Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine are set to host the new 15 part comedy entertainment series HOW NOT TO BEHAVE, produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC TV.
In which parts of a change room is it okay to walk around naked? What’s the tooth fairy’s going rate? Is it ever okay to pick up at a funeral? Should you discipline other people’s kids, dump a partner by text, or have the in-laws on Skype while your partner is giving birth?
From dinner parties to supermarkets, the workplace to the gym, Gretel and Matt will escort you through the unwritten rules and necessities of modern society.
Screentime’s Head of Non Fiction Jennifer Collins said: “We’re thrilled to bring together Gretel and Matt for this series. Gretel Killeen is an exquisite talent, fiercely intelligent, impeccably stylish, and just plain funny. triple j breakfast radio host Matt Okine is a rising star of the Australian comedy scene known for his clever observations and heart-warming humour. Coming from different generations and backgrounds, it will make for intriguing and surprising chemistry.”
Each episode tests the boundaries of a familiar theme providing a ‘how-to’ guide for all of us, offering solutions to our social shortcomings once and for all.
Matt Okine said: “I’ve spent most of my life perfecting the art of not knowing how to behave… Comedians are generally the most socially awkward people on the planet, so you can be sure this show’s in expert hands.”
Gretel Killeen said: “Unlike Matt, I’m taking this hosting role very seriously. I think manners make the world go round and I’m determined to change the world to suit me.”
“HOW NOT TO BEHAVE is like Seinfeld meets Attenborough,” said Jon Casimir, Head of ABC Entertainment. “It’s part comedy, part social anthropology… We’re really excited to have the formidably funny pairing of Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine as our tour guides, cutting a path through the jungle of etiquette.”
HOW NOT TO BEHAVE is based on an original format by FLX, distributed by Elk Entertainment, and has been renewed for its second series in Sweden.
HOW NOT TO BEHAVE is a Screentime, a Banijay Group company, production for ABC TV, executive produced by Sophia Mogford (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year), Screentime’s Jennifer Collins (Stop Laughing…this is serious) and Simon Steel, with ABC TV executive producer Sophia Zachariou (The Checkout; Kitchen Cabinet; Gruen Planet).