Absolute Radio Signs Social Media Stars in New Comedy Format


Absolute Radio has signed David Schneider (I’m Alan Partridge, The Day Today) to host a one-off round-up of the year on Twitter. ‘The Top 5 Funniest And/Or Most Memorable Twitter Moments of the Year (2013)’, co-written by David Levin, one of the UK’s most sought-after professional tweeters, will see Absolute Radio further build on its comedy credentials as two of the UK’s most talented social media performers join forces for a brand new radio and video comedy format.

This project marks the first time the duo have collaborated on a radio project, following the recent launch of  ‘That Lot’, their brand new digital content and social media agency.

Comedy fans will be familiar with David Schneider from his appearances on I’m Alan Partridge’ in which he starred as fictional BBC commissioning editor Tony Hayers.  He also starred in ‘The Day Today’ and is an acclaimed writer, comedian and tweeter having amassed over 162,000 followers with his 140 character observations.

David Levin’s Tweets having won critical acclaim, notably for @the_dolphin_pub spoof account for the Hackney landmark, which saw him crowned Time Out’s ‘Favourite London Tweeter’ following commentary the ‘pub’ made on topics including the London Olympics, the BRITS and Channel 4’s Drugs Live. David is also the brilliant comedic voice behind TV shows’ social media feeds including BBC One’s The Voice and The Apprentice.

The show rounds up the top five comedic Twitter moments of the year and showcases the Twittersphere’s finest contributions on stories about Luis Suarez, Pope Benedict, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and The Royals.

As well as the live radio feature, an online video version has been released on Absolute Radio’s YouTube channel supported by a social media and digital marketing campaign including Promoted Tweets.

The Top 5 Funniest And/Or Most Memorable Twitter Moments of the Year (2013) premièred on the Geoff Lloyd Hometime Show on Friday 20th December.  It will be broadcast again on New Year’s Eve at 8am, repeated at 4pm and is available to listen again online at absoluteradio.co.uk.

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