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TomB

  • Monday 19th January 2009, 6:24pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 8 posts

Hi everyone,

It seems to me that the newest place for comedians to showcase their work before they get a series in on this thing they call the internet.... Therefore have you found any good sites devoted just to comedy? I know that the E4 site has closed down due to lack of funding which is outragous since they throw money at shit TV shows, you'd think they could save a bit for a website! I know chortle.co.uk show some clips daily, and I hve just found www.funnyordie.co.uk which is the british version of Will Ferrell's site in the US. They seem to let anyone upload any "funny" videos, but their FOD Exclusives seem to be really funny - I particularly like Finger Gun:

http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/fodteamuk/videos

Anyone know any other good sites (apart from YouTube of course)?

Tom

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Ukulele Kris

  • Sunday 30th January 2011, 5:09pm
  • Preston, England
  • 22 posts

www.b3ta.com is good (though at this moment it seems to be down) and I think it was one of their posters called "Happytoast" (I could be wrong) got commissioned to do work for BBC2 (whether it was a series or just a few sketches, I cannot remember).

Hell, it coulda been Channel 4 (or E4) who gave him work.

Basically the long and short of this is, someone of b3ta whose name I'm unsure of did some work for a TV channel I'm unsure of

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Lee Henman

  • Sunday 30th January 2011, 6:54pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts
Quote: Ukulele Kris @ January 30 2011, 5:09 PM GMT

www.b3ta.com is good (though at this moment it seems to be down) and I think it was one of their posters called "Happytoast" (I could be wrong) got commissioned to do work for BBC2 (whether it was a series or just a few sketches, I cannot remember).

Hell, it coulda been Channel 4 (or E4) who gave him work.

Basically the long and short of this is, someone of b3ta whose name I'm unsure of did some work for a TV channel I'm unsure of


I contribute to B3TA a bit myself. There are quite a few B3tans who've had TV success. The insane but brill Cyriak Harris has done well.

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random

  • Sunday 30th January 2011, 8:20pm
  • Lincs, England
  • 1,356 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ January 29 2011, 6:45 PM GMT

Just about picked my jaw up off the floor after seeing how many views these guys are getting for their average sketches. Check this one out - I mean it's alright but does it really warrant that many views?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uJE48aKVNo&list=SL


No.

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Afinkawan

  • Monday 31st January 2011, 9:30am [Edited]
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ January 30 2011, 6:54 PM GMT

I contribute to B3TA a bit myself. There are quite a few B3tans who've had TV success. The insane but brill Cyriak Harris has done well.


Cyriak has done some ace stuff on b3ta. Non-b3tans might have seen his work on the title sequence for Dave Gorman's Genius.

I don't know how much success Happy Toast has had but he deserves it if he's had any, his work is also great - here's a picture he did of me as a zombie:

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Kenneth

  • Monday 31st January 2011, 10:07am
  • Australia
  • 5,208 posts
Quote: Ukulele Kris @ January 30 2011, 5:09 PM GMT

www.b3ta.com is good


One of my favourite sites, mostly because of the fun photoshopping.

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don rushmore

  • Monday 31st January 2011, 7:35pm
  • Handsome Boy Modelling School, England
  • 2,941 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ January 29 2011, 6:45 PM GMT

Just about picked my jaw up off the floor after seeing how many views these guys are getting for their average sketches. Check this one out - I mean it's alright but does it really warrant that many views?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uJE48aKVNo&list=SL


Goes to show, good marketing savvy is often more important these days than actually being funny.

(Unless it's one bloke who's watched it 60 million times.)

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raymond taylor

  • Sunday 13th February 2011, 5:53pm
  • England
  • 8 posts
Quote: TomB @ January 19 2009, 6:24 PM GMT

Hi everyone,

It seems to me that the newest place for comedians to showcase their work before they get a series in on this thing they call the internet.... Therefore have you found any good sites devoted just to comedy? I know that the E4 site has closed down due to lack of funding which is outragous since they throw money at shit TV shows, you'd think they could save a bit for a website! I know chortle.co.uk show some clips daily, and I hve just found www.funnyordie.co.uk which is the british version of Will Ferrell's site in the US. They seem to let anyone upload any "funny" videos, but their FOD Exclusives seem to be really funny - I particularly like Finger Gun:

http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/fodteamuk/videos

Anyone know any other good sites (apart from YouTube of course)?

Tom

Thats really good that looool

Cheers mate