Channel 4's new vehicle for comedy talent has arrived! Comedy Blaps is the place where established talent can be seen in a new light and new writers, performers and animators get their break.
We put a call out in March 2011 for ideas and received more than 500 pitches. They were distilled down to the very best and now the first four mini-series are ready for the world's viewing pleasure. They are; The Rubberbandits, Business Mouse, Cop Out and Evil Kweevil.
Watch them, talk about them, take them, embed them in your blog, email them to colleagues, tweet about your favourites, be the first to post them on Facebook. Do what you will.
Available now on channel4.com/blaps, with new episodes published every Thursday. They're also coming very soon to You Tube, Vimeo and as a podcast on iTunes
The very best thing to do is watch them, but if you need preparing and some words here's an introduction. Words don't do them justice though.
Blindboy and Mr Chrome are Ireland's very own, plastic bag wearing, musical sensations. Join them on their magical journey of musical discovery.
Prod Co: Sideline (Ireland)
The Concert - The Rubberbandits have got a big concert coming up in the community centre and they need a brand new song. Inspiration comes from the strangest places.
From the makers of Modern Toss comes a cartoon idiot in the form of a little mouse built for big business, he's called Business Mouse. Watch as he blunders his way through deal after deal at rapid pace. Expect hilarious, hurricane velocity, stylish animation from this inspiring but reckless mouse entrepreneur and his portfolio of business associates.
Prod Co: Modern Toss
Business or leisure? - Business Mouse takes a punt on a major new Leisure Industry player who paddles him straight up shit creek.
Criminals beware: He doesn't know fear. He doesn't know shame. He doesn't know anything. And he absolutely will not stop. Detective Inspector Rufus Fox IS Britain's baddest undercover cop.
Prod Co: Objective Productions
Rufus - DI Fox sniffs around for heroin on the notorious Strawgate Estate, safely disguised as a rudeboy. But what's the dirty secret lingering in the Dry Cleaner's?
Hežs a daredevil maggot that drives a Micro Machine. Hežs Evil Kweevil and he lives in your kitchen. He's fearless, he's spineless. Follow the highs and lows of this dare-devil stunt maggot, from his adventurous adrenalin filled days to his lonely tedium filled nights.
Prod Co: Mock Tudor Films
Evil - Introducing you to the world of the maggot.