WhoHaha and YouTube Space are teaming up to launch the Global Women in Comedy Program. Those selected for the program will receive access to YouTube Spaces around the world, mentorship from WhoHaha and Elizabeth Banks, promotion, event opportunities, and a chance to collab with other hilarious creators. The program to foster female comedic talent will take place in YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Rio, Paris, Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Mumbai and will include production sets, provided crew, mentorship and more than 50 workshops and events.
The Whohaha website has the following statement:
“Prepare yourself for some seriously exciting news. YouTube Space and WhoHaha are partnering up to give an amazing opportunity to funny women all over the world. If you’re creating digital comedy and you identify as a lady, we want to help you out!
Here’s the deal: female creators will be chosen for the program and invited to make cool content in YouTube Space’s worldwide locations. Through YouTube they’ll receive access to sets, a production crew, opportunities to collaborate with other YouTube stars, and way way more. WhoHaha – along with Elizabeth Banks – will be pitching in with mentorship, script notes, acting coaches, industry connections, and whatever else creators need to make some epic content!
All the creators need to do in return is make awesome videos, work with each other, show up to cool events and workshops, and help us inspire the next generation of funny females.
For a little info on why we need Women In Comedy now more than ever, check out this video starring our girl Elizabeth Banks. And keep an eye on WhoHaha for more information!
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“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,” Banks said in a statement. “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. ”
Meanwhile, Chris D’Angelo, Director of Production and Programming at YouTube Space, says that “Women are underrepresented in the entertainment industry and we want to do our part to help put women front and center. This new partnership with Elizabeth Banks and WhoHaHa is our latest effort towards this goal. We are thrilled to be collaborating with one of the funniest in the business to support the talented female comedians on YouTube.”