Real name: Dave Chambers, Bob McGlynn and Paul Webb
Distinctive for the plastic bag masks they always wear, Irish musical duo The Rubberbandits are Blindboy Boat Club (real name Dave Chambers) and Mr. Chrome (Bob McGlynn). They started at the turn of the century as prank phone callers, and moved into music in 2007. In October 2010 they began a weekly slot on the RTÉ Two comedy show Republic of Telly – and released their first single Horse Outside, which became a viral internet hit, and then a genuine chart success. The following year Channel 4 commissioned them for a series of Comedy Blaps – online shorts – and they were named 'Best Irish Act' at the awards.

They also won best music and variety act at the 2012 Chortle Awards.

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Rubberbandits return to Almost Impossible Game Show

ITV orders a second series

Irish comedy duo The Rubberbandits are to commentate on a second series of ITV2's Almost Impossible Game Show.

The broadcaster has announced that the show has been recommissioned for a new fun of six episodes next month. And comedians Blindboy Boatclub and Mr Chrome will again provide the voiceover.

In a statement they said: 'The Almost Impossible Game Show is a probing exegesis of the human condition, which challenges traditional boundaries of societal interaction via the combined mediums of lycra and falling downing. We have no doubt that it will be shortlisted for a Turner Prize, as a Bafta is not an appropriate mantle of endowment for this work of vital art.'

Those taking part are give 50 attempts to complete five ridiculous challenges. New games for 2016 include Candle Scream, in which contestants must put out a candle by yelling at it.

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Published: 7 Dec 2015

Blaps of honour | C4 announces its first internet comedies

Blaps of honour

Channel 4 has announced its first Comedy Blaps commission…


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2012


Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Rubberbandits [2013]

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight


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