Award-winning creator of cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences Felix & Paul Studios has announced the launch of a new comedy series called The Confessional, available on Google Daydream and YouTube.
Created in collaboration with comedy festival Just for Laughs, The Confessional is a seven-episode series featuring comedians and YouTube stars, including Lilly Singh, Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow, Howie Mandel, Jim Norton, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, and Grace Helbig & Mamrie Hart.
Filmed over the course of 2017’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, the series puts viewers in a confessional booth, face to face with one or two comedians, who then ‘confess’ their most awkward, humorous and embarrassing stories.
“When we approached Just For Laughs about creating VR’s first premium short comedy show, it was amazing how quickly we realised we had a shared creative vision – to create a new form of comedic experience by fusing VR’s capacity to create a strong sense of proximity and intimacy between viewer and talent, with the extraordinary quality of presence and performance of the best comedians. Think of ‘Comedians in Cars’ or ‘Between Two Ferns’, but in the highly immersive, intimate and personal medium of virtual reality where the viewer essentially becomes the host,” said Paul Raphaël, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Felix & Paul Studios in a statement. “We are thrilled to launch our first VR experiences on the Daydream platform and look forward to future collaborations with both Google and Just For Laughs.”
“We’re really excited to be partnering closely with talented creators like Felix & Paul Studios and Just For Laughs to bring innovative VR content to YouTube and Daydream. The Confessional series pairs their VR expertise with popular comedians like Lilly Singh and Trevor Noah, resulting in a fun, compelling new VR format for comedy. It’s an opportunity for viewers to connect with their favorite comedians like never before,” said Julia Hamilton Trost, Business Development Manager, Daydream.
Available to stream for free on YouTube, and YouTube VR on Daydream, you can check out the trailer and first episode featuring Lilly Singh below. For any further updates from Felix & Paul Studios, keep reading VRFocus.