Comedy Central is teaming up with online sketch duo BriTANick to create a new show. THR reports that the cable network has ordered a pilot created by and starring BriTANick's Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney, much in the same way they recently developed the web series Broad City into a TV show.
The pilot will star Kocher and McElhaney as a pair of fictional best friends who get into silly adventures based on their own real experiences. In the episode, "Nick fakes his own death to get out of a relationship as Brian tries to buy his way back into one."
Nick Kocher and McElhaney formed the group BriTANick in 2008 after graduating [...]
Here's the latest video from sketch comedy duo BriTANicK, their first new video in nearly six months because they're super busy with other stuff. The video has racked up over a million hits in less than a day, which due to it being called "Sexy Pool Party" and partly due to it being a super funny video.
Earlier this week, Avengers director Joss Whedon made a surprise announcement: he had just finished shooting a previously unannounced movie, a version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The cast is full of Whedon regulars, but the cast list also featured some notable internet comedy folks, including Garfunkel and Oates' Riki Lindhome and BriTANick's Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher.
I talked to Brian and Nick about getting asked to be in the project, what it was like shooting a movie in Joss Whedon's house over the course of a couple of weeks, and about their own movie they're in the planning stages of right now.
This past Saturday, we celebrated the one year anniversary of Splitsider (technically it's in a couple of weeks, but who's counting?) with a comedy show and party co-hosted by our friends from Gentrify Brooklyn. It was a huge success, with tons of people coming out and helping to raise over $700 for 826NYC. Hooray! If you weren't able to make it, here are some photos of the event from Nadia Chaudhury.
Here's the latest from BriTANick: a new show about local eateries that is actually a thinly veiled excuse for one of the hosts to stalk an ex. I'm pretty sure this is exactly how Guy Fieri got his start.
Lionsgate is developing a comedy with sketch group duo BriTANicK, Variety reports. Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher are set to direct, produce, and star in the unnamed project, though Lionsgate is keeping details on the film under wraps. BriTANicK has produced videos for CollegeHumor, Cracked, Break, and FunnyOrDie, made our list of "The 11 Best Sketch Groups on the Internet", and appeared in both Joss Whedon's take on Much Ado About Nothing last year as well as the upcoming comedy Intramural starring Jack Lacy and Kate McKinnon.
Last year, Above Average began partnering with internet sketch groups to commission new videos, and here's the first Above Average video from the network's partner BriTANicK. Other Above Average partners include sketch groups Paulilu, Magic Hugs, and Bobby Chicago, who have each made an original video for the YouTube channel and helped Lorne Michaels to make his iron grip on the comedy world even stronger.
Made in his spare moments on The Avengers set or through some sort of astral projection, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing is officially on the way, at least according to link tweeted by Firefly actor Nathan Fillion yesterday. Other than the fact that its principal photography has been completed (the most important of all photographies to complete!), the main takeaway of the somewhat mysteries image would be all the comedy peeps that will been in it, including Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher of BriTANicK and Garfunkel And Oates' Riki Lindhome. Oh, and it's based on a play. That play? That play.
Here's the latest video from sketch duo BriTANick, in which something happens between our two heroes that can only be ameliorated by a telling of the whole story, from the beginning. No, the real beginning.
Splitsider-approved sketch duo and Comedy Award nominees BriTANick were tapped by Comedy Central to make three shorts for use during the webcast of the awards. As I assume most people who watched the awards did so on TV rather than on a computer, you probably missed them. Which is too bad, as they are really great! There's one up top, and the other two are right here:
Internet comedy is a scary arena. There is more good comedy on the web than any one person could ever consume; there's also an over-whelming amount of garbage. In particular, good sketch videos are a tall order, as they require both funny, original ideas and solid production know-how to compete in the dark void that is YouTube. Producing one is hard enough, and the groups who can produce consistently will make up the the next generation of comedy writers, directors, and actors. To help you wade through the digital landscape, we've assembled a list (in no particular order) of 11 of our favorite video sketch groups.
Sadly, BriTANick's new video "The Coach" isn't a remake of the Craig T. Nelson tour de force, Coach. Not sadly, it stars Joss Whedon as a bird. Ok, he's not a bird. You're a bird. Where does the pee go? If you remember, the BriTANick guys were part of the Don of Whe's Much Ado About Nothing movie that shot last fall so they are all best friends. Such good friends that they were able to convince the director of the soon to be giantest movie evers,The Avengers, to strap on a bird beak. Or maybe he's always had a bird beak, because he's a bird. You're a bird. [...]
Here's the newest video from sketch heroes BriTANick, in which Brian is talked into trying some bedroom role playing only for things to quickly spiral out of control, no thanks to his roommate Nick. These guys make super-tight sketch comedy seem so simple and easy, yet the fact that it's exceedingly rare shows just how good they are. Love it.
HBO's got some new ads out touting its HBO Go service, and the one above in particular seems to feature a familiar conceit. That's because it's nearly identical to BriTANick's Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer, which was nominated for a Comedy Award and has been viewed 6-7 million times. Check out their original video below to see the similarities for yourself.
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