Comedy clips for viewing on mobile phones are being sought by Channel 4 in Scotland, with the team behind many of the country’s most famous comedy TV programmes to be involved in their production.
Gags to Go is being run by the station in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, to be produced by The Comedy Unit, whose credits include Still Game, Tank Commander and The Karen Dunbar Show.
This is the first major talent initiative from the newly-launched 4Talent Networks Scotland, which replaced the channel’s hugely successful IDEASFACTORY Scotland earlier this year.
Says Channel 4: “New comedy writers and writer performers are invited to send in two minutes of bright new comedy gold. The funniest applicants will be invited to perform their work, or have it performed by a team of comedy actors, at showcase events across the country.
“Ten video and audio gags will be put to a public vote by text and email, and scrutinised by top producers and commissioners at Channel 4. Top ranking applicants will get the chance to work with some of the best comedy script editors and producers in the business, and produce an audio sketch show for 4Talent, as well as having their gag available for download on Channel 4’s 4Mobile portal.”
Gags to Go kicks off with a launch event in Glasgow on the seventh of next month.
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