Pls Like, a BBC Three comedy about YouTubers, is due to launch on 11 February.
The series, written by and starring Liam Williams, is a six-part mockumentary about a struggling comedian who becomes an unlikely participant in a YouTube-based vlogging competition after a drunken rant he posts online goes viral.
— British Comedy Guide (@BritishComedy) February 1, 2017
The lead character, naming himself “Vloggy McVlogface”, must undertake a series of challenges to win a £10,000 prize with the help of established YouTube couple Charlie South (Jonathan Pointing) and Millipede (Emma Sidi), as well as talent manager James Wirm (Tim Key).
According to Chortle, Liam stated that “it’s been fun and rewarding getting to work with some of my favourite comedians and a very talented creative team to lampoon a world which I find baffling and envy-inducing in equal measure”.
Alex Moody from BBC Comedy expressed his anticipation for the launch, saying that the corporation “could not be more excited about launching Pls Like on BBC Three. Liam’s brilliantly smart satire about online fame has attracted a hugely talented cast”.
Pls Like will feature a number of guest appearances from UK-based character comedians playing parodies of online vloggers, artists, and pranksters. The show has been produced by Rupert Majendie at Left Bank Pictures and directed by Tom Kingsley.
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