HP Takes ePrint Into The YouTube Comedy Club

2011-01-25 08:56:42

Published on 2011-01-25 08:56:42

Toner cartridges maker Hewlett-Packard will use its ePrint technology as part of a new live comedy event.

The firm has announced HP ePrint Live, which it calls a "crowd-sourced live event and video series" that will be broadcast live on YouTube.

Hosted by comic Rob Riggle, with actors from the famous UCB Theatre, viewers will be encouraged to send in ideas for jokes and improvisations via ePrint technology.

The ideas sent in will be printed out from printers placed on stage, from which Riggle and the actors will perform skits live over the course of a two-hour show.

The project is an attempt to show how ePrint can be used in an accessible way, Tariq Hassan, vice-president of Worldwide Marketing and Communications, Imaging and Printing at HP, said.

"HP ePrint Live exposes YouTube viewers to a new technology by making it the central communications tool for an original, fun and engaging online event."

It should all go well - as long as ePrint works! Recently, PCWorld trialled ePrint, and found that on the whole it worked, although in some cases documents didn't print at all. Fingers crossed for the live show, Rob!

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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