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Press Release |  01 Jul 2013 17:27 |  By RnMTeam

BBC Three has launched its latest batch of comedy pilots to audiences via BBC iPlayer

MUMBAI: The eight new comedy pilots will be available to audiences on BBC iPlayer whenever and wherever they want – giving viewers the choice to inject a little comedy into their daily life.

The pilots build on the success of last year’s Feed My Funny comedy strand, which received over one million requests on BBC iPlayer in their first 10 days of availability. Two of these pilots have now been commissioned as full TV series for BBC Three.

Hidden-camera show Impractical Jokers launched on BBC Three last year and has been re-commissioned for a second series. And People Just Do Nothing (w/t), a mockumentary set in the world of a pirate radio station, will be broadcast later this year, following its success as the most shared content on the whole of BBC iPlayer in July 2012.

The BBC has also announced that, due to their success, another series of Comedy Feeds will be commissioned exclusively for BBC iPlayer from September this year.

The comedy pilots are:

Bamboo - Two posh idiots try and set up their own nightclub. Starring Totally Tom. Written by Harry and Jack Williams. Produced by Roughcut.

Kerry - Multi-character sketch show written by and starring Kerry Howard. Produced by Objective.

Fuzzbox - A puppet show featuring the voices of real young people. Produced by My Pockets.

C Bomb - C Bomb is the godfather of the South Yorkshire dubstep scene. Since 'Rektal Dysfunction' he’s been living on former glories. All that is set to change. Starring YouTube’s Rob Madin and written by Rob, Jason Cook and Daniel Peake. From BBC In-House comedy.

The Cariad Show - A multi-character sketch show from comedian, writer and improviser Cariad Lloyd. From BBC In-House comedy.

Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment - Raucous, studio-based comedy show from the star of BBC Three’s Live At The Electric, Nick Helm. From BBC In-House comedy.

The Committee Meeting - starring Welsh comics Elis James and Chris Corcoran. We enter the committee meeting of a Welsh social club. Produced by Tiger Aspect. BBC Commissioning Executive is Kristian Smith.

Going Native - mock documentary staring Mona Yousefi who plays three different foreign women - a Russian gold digger, a Japanese internet sensation and a Middle Eastern entrepreneur - who have recently moved to the UK to start a new life. Produced by Hat Trick. BBC Commissioning Executive is Sean Hancock.