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Rubberbandits to make Channel 4 pilot
More masked action for your TV screens...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 17 Feb 2012
Following their appearance as part of Channel 4’s online Comedy Blaps initiative, the Rubberbandits are to make a full 30-minute pilot show, which will air terrestrially later in the year under the 4funnies banner.
“We always hoped that Comedy Blaps would provide the perfect stepping stone for inspiring new talent to find their feet and hone their craft and that’s exactly what’s happened with the Rubberbandits,” enthuses Commissioning Editor Fiona McDermott. “They are a truly original comedy duo, with an ever-growing fan base. The pilot promises to deliver even more of their musical genius and absurd characters. Aside from that we’re just thrilled we’ve given them the chance to showcase even more supermarket carrier bags on their faces.”
The pilot is being exec'ed by Billy McGrath from Dublin’s Sideline Productions who adds: “We’re looking forward once again to working with the Channel 4 comedy team to bring this exciting Irish talent on to a higher level. We all share the strong belief there is something very unique and special going on with the Rubberbandits.”
Meanwhile, anyone interested in taking part in the next Comedy Blaps series should visit www.channel4.com/media/documents/commissioning/COMEDY/WHATCOMEDYARELOOKINGFOR2012.pdf and get their application in before March 2.
Finally, Stuart Clark is the, er, lucky man who’s been assigned public interview duties with Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boatclub at the Music Show in the RDS. They’ll be sharing their unique musical insights at 1.30pm on Saturday February 25.
Tickets are available (€12 one day, €16 for the weekend) on Ticketmaster.
For more info see The Music Show's website www.themusicshow.ie.