Leading virtual reality studio Felix & Paul and the Just For Laughs comedy festival have partnered with Google to create a brand new VR comedy series that will live on YouTube and Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform.
Titled The Confessional, the seven-episode series — premiering today — will feature comedians Lilly Singh, Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow, Howie Mandel, Jim Norton, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Grace Helbig, and Mamrie Hart. Filmed during the 2017 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal over the summer, each episode of the 3D, 360-degree series will feature comedians in an intimate confessional booth, sharing awkward stories with viewers. Tales will run the gamut from first dates gone awry to a nightmare car ride in Las Vegas.
“As a creator, I’m always looking for new mediums and platforms to tell stories,” Singh said in a statement. “The Confessional provided an innovative opportunity to learn more about the technology behind VR and explore an even more intimate setting for storytelling.”
Check out episode one of the series — for which Headspace Studio provided audio capture and sound processing — below: