Sheffield comedy troupe's bid for TV stardom after fundraising boost

A Sheffield-based comedy troupe is jumping for joy after raising thousands of pounds to film a new TV sketch show.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 10:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 15:09 pm
Members of the Seldom Differ comedy troupe.

Seldom Differ has raised more than £14, 000 through an online kickstarter campaign and they plan to use the money to shoot a 25-minute pilot show.

Having reached their initial goal the group has now extended it and hope to reach the £16, 000 mark before approaching major TV networks with a view to getting their work commissioned.

Group member Matt Skillington said: “It’s been an amazing couple of weeks – it might sound glib but we really can’t thank you all enough. “We genuinely appreciate every pound pledged and every post shared.

“Now that we’ve achieved the bare minimum of what we need – we’re extending our goal.

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“The extra money will allow us to rent even better quality kit - lenses and grip equipment in particular – giving us a better chance of producing a glossy, cinematic show.

“It will also give us the luxury of more time on set to improvise around the script which is often where the funniest moments are created.”

The group created a teaser for a sketch show called Don’t Tape Over a few years ago, which was developed with comedy legends Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s company Pett Productions. They have now extended this into a 25-minute show that they hope to film.

It will be set on an imaginary island off the coast of the UK which has been privately governed for decades and has its own set of unique and peculiar laws. But things are about to change as ideas from the modern world begins to seep into the insulated society.

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