Female Comedy Web-Series Gains Hits and Hearts
If you like Girls, The It Girl, and Two Broke Girls - then you'll love Skit Box: a new female driven sketch comedy web series that is proving a hit with online audiences.
- (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2012 - A group of girls roam the streets harassing construction workers, a psychic will do anything to get out of predicting people's futures, a woman offers up friendly tips on how to stalk your loved ones.
These are just some of the crazy scenarios depicted in Skit Box - a new online sketch comedy series created by Australian actors Adele Vuko and Sarah Bishop, and comedian Greta Lee Jackson.
"We'd worked together on other projects before, and we discovered we shared a common love of comedy, and a desire to be proactive and create our own work" said Vuko.
"We recognised that there was a serious lack of female driven comedy content on the web, and we wanted to change that".
Within three months the trio had developed, written and filmed a series of sketches with a focus on deranged characters, hyper-real situations and plays on gender role reversals.
"The end result was more absurd than we originally imagined, but we realised that one of the best things about creating for the web is the freedom to push boundaries and experiment" said Bishop.
Executive produced by Christiaan Van Vuuren, (creator and star of popular web series Bondi Hipsters) Skit Box is part of a new wave of Australian comedy web series which are finding strong fanbases online.
Released once a week on YouTube via Van Vuuren's channel, their videos have collectively gained over 50,000 hits in just under a month.
"We've been really excited by the positive response so far, and we can't wait to introduce people to the next round of characters and sketches we have in store for them" said Jackson.
"Skit Box is a way for us to develop as actors and writers, and to collaborate with people whose work we admire. Our plan is to keep releasing sketch comedy, while developing other comedy concepts for a variety of platforms" said Bishop.
In the meantime, they keep themselves busy working on other projects. Vuko is a co-creator and co-star of the new popular webseries Eastern Suburbs Mums, Jackson will be appearing in her own stand-up comedy show When Whales Attack at the Sydney Fringe Festival, and Bishop will be filming a role in the main cast of the MTV drama Deadbeat Dads.
For more information and to watch episodes go to www.skitbox.tv or www.facebook.com/SkitBox