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Not a Laughing Matter - Er, Actually It Is CBS Showcases First Virtual Reality ComedyReady for some laughs? Get ready for Virtual Reality comedy.

VR is entering the mainstream soon with the introduction of new headsets and a host of games and applications, and films and entertainment won’t be far behind.

In fact, VRFocus is reporting that CBS Interactive is “exploring that potential with the first VR comedy experience named “Our Reality is Virtual.”

Highlights were revealed in a 6-minute clip at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

“Our Reality Is Virtual” features Saturday Night Live comedian Kenan Thompson, also known for his work on the popular “Kenan & Kel.”

“Thompson sits with a 360 degree camera, talking to the viewer about the benefits of VR,” explains VRFocus. “He snaps his fingers to make other characters appear and disappear and even plays multiple roles, as he can also be seen as the director and filming crew should the user look behind them.”

Another signpost to the future? Oculus Rift HMD creator Oculus VR is said to have developed its own film-dedicated division in Oculus Story Studio where staffers are at work on a number of projects for the device.


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