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Having made virtual waves last year with their mockumentary comedy sketch show Metroland, North East creatives Jack Stanley Robertson, Jon Dole and Caden Elliot have returned with a new series.

Metroland’s characters, from sweary pensioners to pretentious creatives, take a sideways swipe at Northern culture, but for series two the group have progressed away from the moc-doc format and challenged themselves to come up with edgier, more surreal sketches; from the coat-hanger divining gurning farmers of Kellogs Farmers to the downright bizarre poly-family birthing sketch of Doctor Sass. Jack Robertson explains: “We created Metroland as a bit of a ‘fuck you’ to the industry for the lack of creativity and originality over the last five years, we never intended or expected it to get the response that it has, it feels good to compensate for the scattered exposure of alternative comedy in the North East, but since giving the industry the finger more people want to work with us, so we must be doing something right… Right?. As an actor who struggles to fit into any predetermined casting bracket, locally and outside of Newcastle, it was almost therapeutic being able to just write and perform these sketches and build our Metroland team. It’s punk, and the fact that it’s struck a chord with people of the North East is just mental.”

Metroland series 2 begins on Sunday 4th July via their YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages – follow them at Metroland Comedy.

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