Immersive TV -Susie McCabe’s Virtual Comedy Cellar

Immersive TV was the name given to a broadcast studio set up in Glasgow during the Covid restrictions in 2020. The studio was created by the owners of an established Glasgow in-person venue with the aim of offering Musicians, comedians and entertainers the opportunity to perform in front of a live, virtual audience. The studio featured a greenscreen backdrop and 12m X 2m high LED screens (with which to display virtual audiences). Performances were livestreamed to a ticketed audience and with choices to either participate as a live audience member, appearing on the screen facing the performer in question or to simply watch there event as a more passive manner. Tickets were e-mailed ahead of show times containing the relevant link (passive or interactive) and shows were made available to view for 5 days after the live performance to all ticket holders. The interactive TV studio was used regularly by the Suzie McCabe’s comedy cellar to broadcast live comedy during the covid restrictions in 2020 & 2021.