BBC Three is on the lookout for new comedy talent for its Feed My Funny online shorts.
Earlier this month, the channel launched seven half-hour pilots on the internet – featuring the likes of The Boy With Tape On His Face, Imran Yusuf, Rich Fulcher and sketch-writing dup the Dawson Brothers.
Already the hidden camera show Impractical Jokers has been picked up for a broadcast slot following the online trial.
BBC Three controller Zai Bennett said: ‘BBC Three takes its role as a comedy innovator rather seriously.
‘We want writers, directors and performers to feel they have the space to really develop characters and shows so we’re rolling out our hugely successful online pilot initiative for another year.
‘This year we commissioned seven pilots and we are taking one to series. We’re hoping to at least match that.’
The new Feed My Funny commissioning round closes at the end of September – but proposals must be sent via production companies that already do business with the BBC.
The channel says it wants ‘innovative, laugh-out-loud and edgy ideas that resonate with our audience and the lives they lead’.