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Tuesday 25 April 2017

The Rubberbandits' cover is blown as comedian's face is revealed

Bob McGlynn, AKA Mr Chrome (left), and Dave Chambers (Blind Boy Boat Club) of The Rubberbandits take a break during filming at a merry-go-round in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo: Mark Doyle
Bob McGlynn, AKA Mr Chrome (left), and Dave Chambers (Blind Boy Boat Club) of The Rubberbandits take a break during filming at a merry-go-round in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo: Mark Doyle

Sean O'Grady

This is The Rubberbandits as you've rarely seen them before.

Viewers are used to seeing the comedians with plastic bags covering their faces, but now one of the comedy duo's faces has been revealed.

Bob McGlynn (Mr Chrome) and Dave Chambers (Blind Boy Boat Club) shot to fame after the video for their rap 'Horse Outside' went viral.

The Limerick pair have largely managed to keep their real identities hidden from the public.

However, McGlynn was spotted out of his familiar plastic-bag mask on a day of filming for 'The Rubberbandits Guide' at a merry-go-round in Co Wicklow.

Apparently oblivious to the camera, the comedian was seen drinking a cup of coffee while his partner Chambers remained in disguise.

How we’re using to seeing them with their masks on
How we’re using to seeing them with their masks on

While the pair are known for their hard image, in reality they are both middle-class boys.

McGlynn and Chambers became friends during their time as students at Ardscoil Rís in Co Limerick. From one of the city's more well-to-do suburbs, the duo were also in school with rugby legend Paul O'Connell, who was a few years ahead of them.

It was during their time in school that they first began recording their prank calls on cassettes, and later CDs, which brought them a level of notoriety around Limerick.

From the very plush Ennis Road area, Chambers is described locally as the "brains of the operation".

"He was always big into music and they provided great fun with the wind-up phone calls," one former student pal said.

The pair are set for an international career after they appeared on an ITV2 show, and they have signed a deal with MTV.

Irish Independent

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