Humour Media

Clips lead to commissions

Savvy publication on the internet has led to another success.

Following on from the story of how the Ultimate Dog Tease has gone from YouTube to Hollywood, Irish comedy group The Rubberbandits have been picked up by Channel 4 to star in a 30-minute pilot.

The Rubberbandits plugging their new song

According to The Stage, this is exactly what the broadcaster was hoping for through their hunt for new amusing clips on their Comedy Blaps site.

Commissioning editor Fiona McDermott said: “We always hoped Comedy Blaps would be the perfect stepping stone for new talent to hone their craft and move up the ladder and that’s exactly what’s happened with the totally brilliant Rubberbandits. We can’t wait for the pilot.”

Check out their clips on YouTube or on Comedy Blaps – in case the name rings a bell you may have heard this lovely song about a horse:

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By Jonathan Richardson

Jonathan Richardson is a writer and the editor of Considered Words.

He's worked as a journalist, writer and analyst for organisations including the BBC and Which? He's also written for the stage in Cambridge, radio and sketches at the Edinburgh festival.

He's now a freelance writer and data analyst.

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