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Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 21:00 – Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 02:00 GMT
Skylite Room are proud to present The Rubberbandits!!!
The Rubberbandits are Irish artists, a comedy hip-hop duo from Limerick. They were formed by Blindboy Boatclub and Mr Chrome . On stage and in interviews, they conceal their identities with masks made from plastic shopping bags. The unofficial third member of the group is Willie O'DJ, a Spin South West disk jockey who wears a mask caricaturing local politician Willie O'Dea. The group have described themselves as artists, and have referred to their movement as "Gas Cuntism".
Primarily a satirical stage and television act, they have performed throughout Ireland, the UK and the US with shows at events such as Electric Picnic, Oxegen and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival. The Rubberbandits first rose to prominence in December 2010, when their music video, "Horse Outside", went viral on YouTube. They have since won awards for both their music and comedy. In 2011, the duo were declared "Best Irish Act" at the entertainment.ie awards, and also won an IFTA award for "Horse Outside".
The duo have also been involved in television, creating sketches for RTÉ, MTV and Channel 4, writing and starring in a Channel 4 comedy pilot, and writing and narrating the ITV2 series The Almost Impossible Gameshow.