REPORTING · 3rd June 2010
To appear on television is one thing but to catch an appearance of yourself without expecting to is another. This is what happened to local comedian Danny Nunes (aka Matthew Mask) the other night while watching TV. He was surprised to see a clip from one of his comedy videos used in a commercial advertising the Comedy Networks new show: “Upload Yours.”
“The Comedy Network is taking clips from their website where they allow various people from across Canada to upload comedy clips which get shown on the internet. Now they are going to show a program based on this,” said Nunes.
In a press release issued May 20th, the Comedy Network wrote: “The Comedy Network's new original series, UPLOAD YOURS shines a spotlight on videos uploaded to The Comedy Network’s user-generated comedy site uly.thecomedynetwork.ca. Since its launch last year, more than 1,200 videos have been uploaded by funny people across Canada. The Comedy Network has pulled the most “unique” of these videos and thrust them into the broadcast spotlight for the entire country to laugh at, or share-an-awkwardly-long-uncomfortable-silence-with-friends-or-family-members-before-being-excused-to-go-to-the-bathroom-moment.”
Nunes has submitted 23 clips to the website. Although he does not know which or how many clips this new series will use, he does suspect they will use some of them. The show debuts tonight, Thursday June 3rd at 10:30 pm.