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Hello Chortle,

My name is Tom Holmes and I am 1/3rd of The Gaffer Tapes: Fantasy Football Podcast. We are a comedy football podcast and the world’s BIGGEST Fantasy Premier League Podcast.
We get 20,000 listeners a week from 50 countries around the world, a number that has doubled every season since our inception. We also recently won the ‘Best Football Podcast’ award at the Football Blogging Awards, beating The Sun’s ‘Dream Team’ Podcast and Bob Mortimer’s ‘Athletico Mince’. Previous guests on the podcast include actor Dominic Monaghan from ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Lost’ and that Eminem video where he gets off with Megan Fox… Blah Blah Blah/Brag Brag Brag etc…

We had an idea for a feature for next season. We find someone who has never played fantasy football before and teach them how to play. They would appear on the podcast every couple of weeks/once a month or so for a 20 minute catch-up, via skype if they are unable to come to the studio in Windsor, and we talk them through various aspects of the game. It would be a sort of ‘Idiots Guide to Fantasy Football’, where we act as the coaches and see if we can make them into a decent fantasy football player and get them hooked on the UK’s fastest growing pastime.


Ideally the person would be:

- A relatively high profile comedian… Sorry if this sounds d!ck-ish, we do have our reasons though and can explain anything further via email.
- Willing to commit to playing fantasy football, which is a weekly game, throughout the 2017/18 football season (August '17 – May '18)..
- Able to skype into the show every two weeks or so for an incredibly informal 20 minute chat.
- Write one or two little blogs a month for our website and/or a few update tweets and a voice clip or two for us to play on the pod.
- Football knowledge is most definitely not essential. Equally, anyone with a bit of football knowledge but zero fantasy experience would work as well.

What you get out of it:

As we say, we get 20,000 listeners a week from 50 countries and that number will continue to grow. Any comedian would get exposure and a chance to plug anything they’re working on (and themselves) to our listenership. We work closely with huge social accounts and companies such as The Sport Bible, Football Manager, The Odds Bible, Copa 90.

We’ll make sure we have a bloody good laugh, regardless of how badly you end up doing at Fantasy Football.

It’s a very cult, comedy podcast with something for everyone and often a distinct lack of any football content. We actually have a lot of listeners who are not fantasy football players and – quite surprisingly and flatteringly – not even into football at all.

If you think this might be for you, or would like to talk further about this or anything else, or are a comedian into fantasy football who would like a guest spot next season, please email us: info@thegaffertapes.com.

Thanks,
The Gaffers
(Tom Holmes, Craig Hazell, Ash Kernsworth)

thegaffertapes.com


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