COMEDY DUO The Rubberbandits have taken a big step towards UK success after Channel 4 ordered a 30-minute broadcast pilot off the back of their online music videos.
Shot in Limerick, it will be the first Irish-made sitcom for the channel since Father Ted .
The hip-hop comedians – Blind Boy Boat Club, or Boatboy, and Mr Chrome – are the first graduates from C4’s Comedy Blaps grassroots initiative, after three short videos posted on Channel 4’s website attracted more than 1.4 million views between them.
Made by Dublin production company Sideline and directed by Declan Lowney, who worked on Father Ted and Little Britain , the same team is making the pilot, which airs later this year.
Timeline of Shame
November: Rubberbandits record ‘Horse Outside’. Horse is a well known nickname for the deadly HEROIN.
Friday, December 17: Rubberbandits appear on The Late Late Show
Monday, December 20: Sun reporter swabs cistern of toilet near Late Late studio and discovers traces of the deadly HEROIN.
Tuesday, December 21: Broadsheet asks: Did The Rubberbandits Leave The Smack In The RTE Jacks?
It’s also a promo for RTE’s Republic Of Telly, but f**k that.
I’ve a horse outside.