The American version of hit comedy show Little Britain will introduce a host of outrageous new characters and even boasts of a guest appearance by comedy queen Rosie O’Donnell.

David Walliams and Matt Lucas have taken their show stateside and hope their new characters appeal to their new audience, taking into consideration that the American approach to comedy differs from British humour.

“We talked about American comedy being a little cooler and Britain being a bit sadder,” Lucas told the Daily Mail.

“”But also we’re not afraid to dress as women which is a little bit rarer in American comedy,”” Walliams said.

In true American style, two of the new characters are jocks Tom and Mark who the Daily Mail report will have “surprise packages in store which will no doubt shock viewers”.

We are also introduced to Ellie-Grace, a misguided child beauty pageant hopeful, and her pushy mother, who should leave the audience in stitches.

Lucas’ favourite character is Bing Gordyn, the eighth man on the moon.

Played by Walliams, Bing is bitter because of the lack of acknowledgment of his accomplishments compared to other astronauts.

Other characters include Conor and Mildred, an American boy from the Deep South and his grandmother.

The six part series will also see some of our favourite characters such as gymslip mum Vicky Pollard.

Former Friends star David Schwimmer will direct some episodes. He directed British comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run last year.

Little Britain USA will air on HBO in September and later in the year on the BBC.