New web comedy captures biker culture

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A year ago, a rag tag band of creative types from Belfast set out to create a web comedy series about bikers, raising funds through KickStarter to make it happen. Now, the 13-episode first season of “The Clandestine” is about to premier. You can watch it ahead of time.

So far, we’ve gotten through four episodes of that season and are definitely enjoying it. “The Clandestine” revels in its hokey authenticity, managing to better capture authentic biker culture than any of the cliched, stereotypical, Sons of Anarchy-style stuff ever does. Like fully grown leather men dressing up in leather shouldn’t, the show doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Set in Belfast, “The Clandestine” tells the story of disaffected office types trying to recapture a sense of adventure and purpose in their lives by taking up riding. They do so in the sincerest pastiche of the whole American biker thing possible, introducing a healthy dose of European culture along the way.

Want to start watching episodes? Visit The Clandestine website and leave your email.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jakob.bodi Jakob Bödenauer

    If you are annoyed by the all these “Badass Outlaw Motorcycle” shows and the such, enjoy British humor and general insanity, this is an absolutely great TV show. I’m glad they got together enough funding for the first season and hope they will make more.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • darrylxxx

      Thanks Jakob, glad you like it. We’re hopeful of making more web series of the show in the coming year. We’d love to do a version in other cities e.g. The Clandestine: Chicago/LA/NYC Chapter. :-) Darryl (producer)

    • Mykola

      Sincere question: Are there any biker shows aside from Sons of Anarchy?

      • darrylxxx

        Orange County Choppers
        The Devils Ride (no apostrophe!)

  • Nathan Wiley

    I think I love that girl.

  • Justin Turner

    What’s the red bike big boy is riding?

    • http://twitter.com/Mr_Paynter Mr Paynter

      Kinda looked like and old Kawasaki AR125!

    • darrylxxx

      Yes, Mr Paynter is correct. It’s a 1988 Kawasaki AR 125 B5 – I know because it’s in my garage! We bought it for the show and fixed a few bit courtesy of http://gingerparts.com, now it’s running sweetly. I’ll be riding it over the summer for a laugh. Darryl (Executive Producer of The Clandestine)

  • Ursula

    Looks brilliant, have signed up for the early release!

  • DM

    That’s the funniest crap ever. The one guy is riding with the big “L” on his bike, too funny. That catches the what’s going on well: I’ll buy a bike, wear leather, get the patches and I’m an instant bad-ass. Can’t wait to watch the rest of the series.

  • Robotribe

    I’m sold. Funny stuff. I’ll take self-depricating bikers over the masturbatory SOA crap.

  • darrylxxx

    All 13 episodes are now live. Just go to http://TheClandestine.tv and click the butto to login. Enjoy. Darryl

  • darrylxxx

    The entire show is now online if you login at http://TheClandestine.TV (or wait to the public release in a few weeks). Hope you enjoy it. Darryl (producer)

  • darrylxxx

    The Clandestine public release is today. Thanks for everyone at Hell for Leather website for your support to date, much appreciated. We see viewers cropping up from this page regularly! http://TheClandestine.TV Darryl