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Sketch Anatomy: Lucia Aniello Goes Behind the Scenes of Above Average's "Ghost Tits"

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke UCB performer and Broad City writer/director Lucia Aniello for a behind-the-scenes look at her sketch "Ghost Tits." Starring Olivia Munn and Aniello's sketch comedy partner Paul W. Downs, "Ghost Tits" premiered on Above Average back in 2012 and currently has over six million views on YouTube. [...]

The 11 Best Video Sketch Groups on the Internet

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.

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The Dark Knight and Robin(?) Rises

So, I hope you weren't planning on seeing The Dark Knight Rises because this is actually exactly how it ends. A stumped Christopher Nolan brought Paulilu (Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello) in to write the trilogies conclusion for him. In return they got to use the above clip from the movie as the first episode in their new sketch series for Above Average, the Broadway Video backed YouTube Channel. Because it's the web series Gotham deserves, and the one it needs right now.