Splitsider is thrilled to offer our first digital download, The Exquisite Corpse Project, a fantastic film from the former members of legendary sketch group Olde English. I recently sat down with the guys to look through some of their classic Olde English sketches. Here, the group looked back at one of their biggest viral hits.
Ben: I think playing around with format was always the defining characteristic of our group. That's what we were most interested in, was experimenting with new ways to make comedy. So in 2006, there was a really popular video called "Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years". And I got [...]
Splitsider is thrilled to offer our first digital download, The Exquisite Corpse Project, a fantastic film from the former members of legendary sketch group Olde English. I recently sat down with the guys to look through some of their classic Olde English sketches. Here, the group looked back at a couple videos of their favorite videos that played with format.
Joel: One I really like that, uh, is the O'Doul's rap because my sister-in-law is pregnant and she's been drinking O'Doul's and she hates it. [Laughs] But what can she do? And I showed her the O'Doul's rap and she loved it. It made her day. She showed it to [...]
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.
For every 10 college seniors who tell friends that they're going to pursue a career in comedy after graduation, maybe 1 actually does. (Unless those 10 go to Harvard. If they go to Harvard, then every one will probably go on to write for SNL or the New Yorker or Conan or all of those things because their big Harvard brains allow them to do everything that's great all at once.) Don't get me wrong — the other 9 probably had every intention of making a go in the funny business and maybe they did for a little while, but comedy's brutal and most can't stand the heat of [...]
Two young men are planning their band’s first show. After their first song, they’ll shout to the audience: “We haven’t even started yet! That stuff is bullshit! You guys are idiots for even liking that! I can’t believe you guys clapped for that, you’re idiots! Here’s the real song! Faggots!”
“Nirvana the Band” follows a band called Nirvana the Band (no relation), made of piano genius Jay McCarrol and musically untalented Matt Johnson. The band has never played a show, they’ve never really rehearsed, and when they get turned down by the first venue they call, they spend the rest of the ten-episode show trying to trick the [...]
Chilling words. Words that may be every parent’s worst nightmare, not necessarily because moms and pops hate laughter, but because a comic’s life is a hard one — often replete with substance abuse, loneliness, and the kind of poverty that stops being cool around your 476th cup of Ramen noodles.
I’d guess that very few parents want their kids to go into comedy, unless they’re in it themselves. That’s precisely the case for Tyler Alexander, head honcho at SecondCityNetwork.com and the heir to a Chicago comedy empire started by his dad, Second City co-owner and CEO Andrew Alexander.
Look Around You co-conspirators Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper reunited to make this new short together, which they just uploaded to YouTube yesterday. Entitled "Building a Human," it's a faux-1960s industrial film that shows aliens how people are created. I wish Serafinowicz and Popper were in charge of all alien instructional videos.
In a scathing review published yesterday on Wired, Mat Honan panned iSteve, Funny Or Die’s 80-minute parody biopic of Steve Jobs, calling it “profoundly unfunny… worse in every way than a sidewalk dentist in Bangkok sans anesthesia.” His review is funny in its own right, though not intentionally; reading it, one gets the strong sense that Honan (a tech reporter) is an admirer of Steve Jobs and that part of what bothered him about iSteve was the film's lack of reverence for its subject.
It's a bit unfair to review iSteve as if it were a feature film — it is, and doesn’t pretend to be anything but, a cheap and extended sketch, a cheeky internet experiment. [...]
Tim & Eric Week continues on the YouTube channel JASH. Yesterday, they debuted the duo's new web series Tim & Eric Go Pro, and today, they've released this video, "Tim and Gelman Have Lunch," in which comedians Tim Heidecker and Brett Gelman have lunch and a conversation together. It's in four parts. The rest are embedded below. The video is a sequel to a 2011 short that Heidecker and Gelman made (also below), so now you can watch these two weirdos have two meals together.
Spring is finally here, and that means sunglasses, Frisbee tossing, and lots of dudes prancing around in Slutty Clothes. "Wait, what?" You heard me. That's what it means. At least according to New York-based sketch group Simply Unemployable's latest release — a goofy ode to 1980's "hot girl" movie montages and a male culture that annually celebrates girls bearing springtime skin.
The production value is fantastic as is the (prolonged) straight-faced devotion to a completely ridiculous and highly visual conceit. Well done, sirs. I look forward to seeing you in the park. I'll be the guy doing Pilates in the see-through lululemons. No, but really — great job on [...]
Splitsider is thrilled to offer our first digital download, The Exquisite Corpse Project, a fantastic film from the former members of legendary sketch group Olde English. I recently sat down with the guys to look through some of their classic Olde English sketches. First off, the group looked back at one of it's earliest videos, made while all the members were students at Bard College.
Raphael: I would like to talk about an old one first. This one is old, but I think it holds up in a fun way and I think it says a lot about the group.
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