YouTube Space London has announced the six vloggers who will be taking part in its Women in Comedy programme.
Amber Doig-Thorne, Chloe Dungate, Laura Bubble, Zoe Anne, Hayley Morris, and Lia Hatzakis have been hand-picked to take part in the programme, launched by actress Elizabeth Banks and her website whohaha.com.
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The creators will be given access to professional resources, provided by YouTube Space and WhoHaha, in order to produce digital pilots for their YouTube series. The partnership between YouTube Spaces and WhoHaha began in 2017 when female creators across the globe were given the opportunity to create professional-grade female-driven comedic content.
Elizabeth Banks is known to most for her Hollywood roles, with her movie credits including Wet Hot American Summer, Pitch Perfect, and Scrubs. She also played Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games films.
All six participants of the programme will be mentored throughout the process by Elizabeth herself, as well as British television presenter and comedian London Hughes.
The announcement is part of a worldwide initiative to bring attention to female comics and help improve women’s lives through female-driven comedy.
Speaking about the initiative in 2017, Banks said: “At WhoHaha we believe it’s not only important but essential for women to have a platform to be able to share their voices and creativity. That’s why we’re excited to be teaming up with YouTube Space on this initiative that’s providing such a groundbreaking opportunity to creators all over the world.”