YouTube accepting applications for its Next Comic program

Have you ever looked at YouTube and seen people you’ve never heard of rack up millions of views and wonder, how did that happen? How could that happen for me?

Well, you may be in luck. Maybe.

YouTube has launched a new development and mentoring program called YouTube Next Comic.

The YouTube Next Comic program includes not only $10,000 of promotional help from the Internet’s dominant source for videos, but also training from August through October 2012 that includes mentoring from YouTube stars and pros such as, educational workshops via Google+ Hangouts, and $5,000 in video equipment.

Video content creators of all styles of comedy from Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the U.K. and the United States can apply.

The application deadline is July 13, 2012. Apply online for YouTube Next Comic here.

The 16 YouTube Next Comics will be announced July 30.

Sean L. McCarthy

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