Live At The Electric seeks bright sparks

Open call for comics to be in series 3

BBC Three comedy show Live At The Electric is putting out an open call for comedians to take part in the next series.

Producers Avalon Television are actively seeking ‘exciting’ acts – primarily character and sketch performers – to submit their work for possible inclusion.

The first series, hosted by Russell Kane, drew audiences of up to two million across the week, and two more have been commissioned. The second is currently being filmed, and now the hunt is on for the stars of the thrid.

Producers say: ‘We want to find returning characters within a familiar setting – so each week, we see a sketch that we recognise, with the same characters with whom we are acquainted, doing different things.

‘We don’t want a sketch group to do different sketches in different settings, and we DON’T want someone doing loads of different characters

‘We do want to see the same characters done well in the same location, and developing over the series.’

They are not specifically seeking stand-ups, but say: ‘This doesn’t exclude stand-up comedians applying, as long as they have a strong voice and a clear identity and their concept still gives us a returnable character at its core.’

Performers who want to appear on the next series need to submit a video of up to two minutes and a single side of A4 explaining how the idea would develop over the series. The deadline for submission to producer Mark Iddon – via – is February 27.

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Published: 23 Jan 2013

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