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Dayne's World picked up by ABC's iView

Dayne's World, the YouTube comedy series by Mike Nayna gave us a rare insight into the weird world of Canberra comedian Dayne Rathbone.

And now an even bigger audience will get to check it out with ABC's iview picking up the series.

The six-part series shows some of the bizarre goings-on in the Rathbone household, including Brumbies star Clyde Rathbone who the rest of the family followed over from South Africa.

In July last year, the series picked up the ABC iview award at Melbourne WebFest – it also took out an award for Best Editing. 

"Mike wasn't going to the awards night because he said awards nights are stupid and then he went and it (Dayne's World) won two and now he said awards [are] good," said Dayne. 


"We'd had our hopes raised and shattered through heaps of festivals so I planned to skip the awards night and cry into my pillow instead. I changed my mind at the last minute and was totally bewildered when I got called to the stage - twice," said Mike. 

While all the paperwork is still being finalised, Mike said the series will be "up in the next few weeks, I'm stoked we'll be able to reach a bigger audience."

In the meantime, Dayne continues to work on start-up project Karma – a  website which will allow people to rate others online.

The website, which is "like Yelp or TripAdvisor for humans" is the brainchild of Dane, brother Clyde and Monish Parajuli​, and first went online in September last year.

"We're about to go bankrupt but we've got through to the final round of the Sydney Angels funding project so we're pitching to 40 angel investors on Tuesday in Sydney," he said.

"The site is already up and running but it's in beta mode – there's a lot of programming we need to do and add features and growth. We've got already 500 users now and we more and more people keep signing up so its getting better and better."

Mike is working on a comedy series called Fancy Boy which will air on ABC later in the year, plus a documentary called Digilante for Opening Shot ABC2, which will also air later in the year.