Archive for December, 2008

Top 10 of the Year

Monday, December 29th, 2008

You know you love top 10 lists, admit it, and we love talking about ourselves, so we’ve put together our “Top 10 Sketches of the Year!” for you to watch all over again.

There’s no disagreeing with the science behind ranking our very own material. We first assigned each sketch released this year an arbitrary point value (1-999), then put all the names in a hat, and then drew for their spot. If you’ve got a problem with that, then tell us what’s missing in the comments!

10) Weredouche
Nick says “I love comedy and hate d-bags. It’s the perfect sketch.”

9) Super Lucky Sweepstakes
Joel says “I feel like this was a nice bit of writing from the three of us (pre-Tim and Jeff). A lot of little jokes crammed in with help from Steve’s Photoshop, and Nick delivered his best Daniel Plainview impression.”

#8 Please Do Not Use
Joel says “I’m not sure how this one is so high up. My ranking algorithm must be off. Also, turns out there are a ton of people searching for videos about urinals on YouTube.”

7) Homemade Porn
Matt says “5 and a half MILLION views. Sure it’s easy to say that the thumbnail and the title get it views, BUT it has also maintained a 4-star rating AND has a ton of positive comments, because it’s funny and it’s actually about what it says it’s about… there’s just no porn. Oh, and I can see the towel she’s wearing at 1:33.”

6) Potato Buddy
Tim says “I do love ‘lame, old people humor.’ My favorite, hash brown! I mean, hands down.”

5) The Englishman
Matt says “I could barely stand when we shot this, but this little two shot masterpiece filmed on location in LONDON with our good friend Sean really turned into a sleeper hit for us. Plus I love the comments calling either his or our accents fake.”

4) Zack Braff vs. Seth Rogen
Matt says “Like many sketches, this one was based on something that really happened to Jeff and I one night, and since the release of the sketch Jeff and I now regularly inform each other of when we have either been ‘Braffed’ or ‘Rogened.'”
Nick says “So much crazy, hilarious stuff happened behind the scenes on this sketch. It just added to the magic of this video.”
Joel says “Oh do tell Nick…”

3) Killing Button
Matt says “When YouTube chose to put this on their front page I was delighted, as this could be my favorite LOOKING sketch of ours of all time, and the now famous “sandwich” ending (which was literally thought up the morning of the shoot) made the sketch. Another great performance from Lauren, a wonderful job by Joel, and I’m wearing my duck T-shirt. The only problem was when we put it online we didn’t realize Joel actually says “dollars” at the beginning. Oops.”

2) JOLCats
Tim says “This video can haz my #2 spot.”
Joel sez “When this leaked at work it definitely changed the way my co-workers looked at me.”

1) Stick-It-In Burger
Matt says “‘I thought of that!’ Choking kids, adorable animated burgers, and a blockbuster performance from Paul “Lester Stickens” Painter made this a YouTube hit when they put it in their comedy spotlight.”
Joel says “I still remember how much we were cracking ourselves up when we thought of the idea at Shield’s. Sometimes it’s hard for the finished sketch to live up to those initial laughs but this one did, and Nick’s wave at the end still kills me everytime.”


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

ThesePeople have checked their list (that’s a Santa Claus reference) and it doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, (though naughty is ok sometimes, ladies) we have a new CHRISTMAS sketch for you all!

We worked extra hard on this to get it to all of you in time for the Holidays and more importantly in time for you to feature it on your video webpage or blog should you own or operate one.

Presenting: CARL THE CHRISTMAS CLOWN! This sketch was a huge undertaking. Elaborate costumes, green screens, freezing cold shoots in back alleys, adorable nieces and nephews, and some more original rockin music from our good buddy Matt Raetzel, but thanks to the sticktoitiveness of ThesePeople and our amazing editor Steve Immer we pulled it off.

Carl the Christmas Clown tells the heartwarming tale of well, Carl the Christmas Clown and what happens to him when the residents of Christmas Town tire of his clowny antics.

This is our second foray into Christmas territory following up last year’s hit “Christmas is a Time.” CtCC also serves as our SEASON THREE Season Finale. That’s right, Dec 2008 wraps up the 3rd year of the ThesePeople experience. We’ll be back in mid January of ‘09 for the start of Season 4 packed with more of the side-splitting hilarity you’ve come to expect from ThesePeople.

For now, laugh along with Carl here:

2008 has been a banner year for ThesePeople. We made 20 new sketches, were on TV in Canada, featured on, YouTube put us in the comedy spotlight several times, “Homemade Porn” got over 5,000,000 views and most importantly we finally got that much sought after Front Page YouTube feature with “Killing Button.” Not too mention we got some great new cast members in Tim, Jeff, Lauren, Matt, Katy, Mason, Paul and Shannon. PLUS there were those unforgettable video crossovers with SixFingerFist, Average Betty and our great friend from across the pond Sean Cameron.

Whew, what a year! So where do we go from here? Let’s find out together in 2009.

Happy Holidays! If you want to get us something we’ll cherish forever, have your friends subscribe to our YouTube channel OR follow our antics on Twitter.

Have a great rest of 08, and we’ll see you in 09.

Your pals always,
Matt and

Carl the Christmas Clown

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Come every one and gather around for the story of Carl… the Christmas Clown Free comedy podcast from

Tweet tweet

Friday, December 19th, 2008

We’re on Twitter now. Follow us up! It’s a little experiment for opening the lines of communication up even further, and sometimes we might even say something funny.

See you next week for our Holiday special!

You like it? You want some?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Greetings and Salutations Friends,

It has been an INCREDIBLE couple of weeks for ThesePeople and we are currently smoking a cigarette and basking in the afterglow of a hot and sexy YouTube front-page feature for our Shocktobersketch Smash hit “Killing Button.” (just kidding we don’t smoke cigarettes, smoking stinks! Yuck!) But seriously, being on the front page of YouTube was the epitome of our hard work as sketch comedians, so Thank You, YouTube. You made our year. Another great side effect of the front page exposure is that a lot of our other videos got some SERIOUS views, our latest “Potato Buddy” quadrupled in views, and we are about to pass the 5,000,000 view mark on “Homemade Porn.” So now that we have a bunch of new fans we thought it’d be the perfect time to hook them for life with our latest release, “Outdressed.”

“Outdressed” stars Tim, the ThesePeople member who looks most like an actor in the movie “Twilight” and Nick the ThesePeople member most likely to SEE the movie “Twilight.” It tells the heartwarming tale of two guys trying to get the right look nailed down to attend a wake. Just in time for the Holidays!

Lots more Holiday fun is coming up soon from ThesePeople as the 2008 season comes to a close, but worry not, we have lots of awesome in store for 2009!

Stay tuned, and get us something awesome for Christmas!

Become a fan on Facebook.