As the views climb for Suspect Moustache and Traffic Jam the Musical, creators Ariel Waymouth and Shae-Lee Shackleford share their favourite YouTubers.
What do Australia’s first animated sketch show and a musical about road rage have in common? They’re both new Australian web series from producer Ariel Waymouth and sketch comedy trio, SketchShe respectively. These guys are no strangers to the world of YouTube, and as Suspect Moustache and Traffic Jam The Musical climb in views, Waymouth and SketchShe’s Shae-Lee Shackleford share a couple of their favourite YouTubers with us.
“I personally love Wizards of Aus,” Ariel says, “It’s so great!” YouTuber Timtimfed’s first narrative web series, Wizards of Aus debuted on SBS2 (just like Suspect Moustache!) and is now available in its entirety on YouTube. It’s the fish out of water tale of a wizard who immigrates to the mortal realm.
Ariel nominates Aussie web series How to Talk Australians as an example of a web series that has done really well and gets shared so many times. For the uninitiated, this series follows a group of Indian students as they learn Australian at call centre training college.
We’ve written about Aussie web series Fragments of Friday before, but Shae-Lee says she loves it because it’s a female-driven narrative comedy. “I’ve met Kacie Anning and talked to her about performing and directing and how you do it,” Shae-Lee says. “Kacie was like, ‘stay hydrated’.”