An internet company has launched a £10,000 search for ‘the next David Mitchell’, able to create a series of funny viral videos.
ChannelFlip say they are looking for any style of comedy, not just the rants which have made the Peep Show star’s online Soapbox series so popular.
Mitchell will help judge the videos uploaded for the Comedy Spots talent hunt, which comes with a first prize of £10,000 cash plus a year’s development deal, including coaching from Mitchell himself.
He joked: ‘So who exactly are we to sit in judgment? Maybe you want to think about that before entering this so-called “competition”? And best of luck to all!’
Five videos chosen by the public and five chosen by Mitchell will take part in a final, where the aspiring comedians will present their videos to a panel of judges. Entries open on comedyspots.tv later today, and close on October 5.
Jamie Lennox, ChannelFlip’s content director said: ‘We know there's some fantastically creative and funny people out there - but it's not easy to find an audience for your stuff. With more and more comedians creating and uploading their own content online, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd.
‘Comedy Spots is a great way for us to find that new talent and connect it to a wider audience using our network and industry experience, as well as giving some lucky comedic genius a well-deserved break.’
Someone from sponsor Dell said something involving the buzzwords ‘unique’ , ‘engaging’ and ‘relevant’.
David Mitchell’s Soapbox, which is made by ChannelFlip, is now in its fourth series, comprising 22 weekly episodes.
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