Comic Relief has launched a new ‘Comic Relief Originals’ YouTube comedy series.
The footage released today, spoofing a Comic Relief brainstorming session, kicks off the series. It stars upcoming comedians Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag, Rovers), Natasia Demetriou (8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown), Rhys James (Mock the Week), Lolly Adefope (Plebs, Josh) and Nick Mohammed (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Absolutely Fabulous, Miranda).
‘The Designers’ is an original Red Nose Day sketch, from new writers Daniel Audritt and Kat Butterfield, that sees hapless Rhys James on his first day at Comic Relief, stumbling into an enthusiastic but idiotic group of designers, led by Jamie Demetriou, as they struggle to come up with the next big Nose design.
Further sketches are lined up from Massive Dad, Beasts, London Hughes, Liam Williams, Anna Morris and many more.
Jamie Demetriou said; “I've loved being involved in Red Nose Day this year. Growing up, I'd pop my nose on and glue myself to the TV whenever Comic Relief was on, so being involved is a bit of a dream come true.”
Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis said: “Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand ups and actors. The special Comic Relief Live gigs and the new YouTube series are a chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow in action.”
Red Nose Day is also fostering new talent through Comic Relief Live - a series of unique comedy gigs across five UK cities and hosted by familiar Comic Relief faces like Lenny Henry, Jo Brand and John Bishop, to showcase comedy stars of the future including: Daphne, Dane Baptiste, Sophie Hagen, Kieran Hodgson and Luisa Omielan.
Red Nose Day is on Friday 24th March.
Watch The Designers below.