2008 Jul 1
Hey Cats and Kittens,
By the time youâ€™ve read this sentence, our latest sketch “JOLCat” will have upward of 15,000 views on YouTubeâ€¦ and you havenâ€™t even seen it yet. See, we here at ThesePeople have a pretty standard release schedule, when we feel a sketch is strong enough to fly out of the nest we sneak it out on the world Monday evening to kind of get a test run with any hardcore fans/subscribers, then Tuesday while Iâ€™m at work I do all the necessary blogging/bulletining/promoting, like what youâ€™re reading right now. However, last night the folks at YouTube decided to tell the world about â€œJOLCatâ€ for us. Without even any prompting from us YouTube took â€œJOLCatâ€ (just like they did with â€œStick It In Burgerâ€) and put it in their comedy spotlight, which meant I woke up to a LARGE number of views and comments from people calling us â€œgay.â€ Oh itâ€™s good to be back.
“JOLCat” is one of the weirdest things weâ€™ve done in a while, so I can see where not every YouTube user might get it, but as a troupe weâ€™re really happy with where we ended up with the level of weirdness/comedy and we think it really reflects the sketch comedy troupes that inspired us.
If you havenâ€™t guessed by now, â€œJOLCatâ€ is about beloved ThesePeople member Joel switching bodies with my cat Scoop. If you love cats and you love Joel this is the sketch for you!
Letâ€™s just hope that the YouTube people are watching when we drop our next sketch â€œHomemade Porno.â€ Thatâ€™s not a joke, thatâ€™s really the next thing. Stay tuned.
And now I encourage you all to check out â€œJOLCatâ€ for yourself. Please leave us some comment on YouTube to show those haters who you love, and more importantly, who loves you.